Watt Carmichael Private Counsel Inc. leads move to enhanced fiduciary standard by hiring Canada's first Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA) as CIO

TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Watt Carmichael Private Counsel Inc. announced today that it has hired Sean O'Hara, Canada's first investment professional to earn the AIFA designation, awarded by the US-based Center for Fiduciary Studies, to help lead Watt Carmichael Private Counsel (WCPC) forward as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. 

Mr. O'Hara has twenty-five years of investment and portfolio management experience across institutional and private wealth markets. He has particular expertise in providing investment advisory solutions for high-net-worth individuals, family offices and institutional clients.

Watt Carmichael Private Counsel President & CEO, Martin Sims said, "Sean brings a well-defined investment philosophy and process that embodies the highest standards of fiduciary duty and care.  We believe this is the future of the advice business."

"We are delighted to have Sean join us as a partner to enhance our Investment Counsel proposition and assist in our future growth," said Watt Carmichael Chairman and CEO, Harry J. Carmichael.

Watt Carmichael and its subsidiaries have been providing Wealth Management services to Canadians since 1971.

SOURCE: Watt Carmichael Inc.

For further information:

Martin Sims (416)-307-1509 msims@wattcar.com