TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Canaccord Wealth Management
("Canaccord") is pleased to announce it has partnered with fi360
Canada, the premier organization for fiduciary education, investment
analytics, and industry insights for financial professionals, to
provide Canaccord Investment Advisors the opportunity to obtain the
AIFP® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary Professional®) designation.
"The AIFP® designation sets Canaccord Investment Advisors apart by
denoting their successful completion of the most advanced professional
training available on fiduciary standards-of-care," said Tanya
Bird-McCann, Chief Operating Officer, Canaccord Wealth Management. "Our
continued partnership with fi360 will solidify Canaccord's Advisor
training program as one of the most robust in the Canadian market."
"We are extremely pleased to add Canaccord Wealth Management as a
preferred partner" said Beat Guldimann, Chairman of fi360 Canada.
"Fi360 has been very successful in making the fiduciary standard a core
component of best practices in the investment industry in the United
States and Australasia. We are looking forward to bringing these
standards to the Canadian market as we begin rolling out the AIFP®
designation and related support programs. Canaccord's support of this
initiative is proof of the value that fi360 brings to the wealth
management industry, financial advisors and investors alike. We commend
the leadership exhibited by Canaccord."
The first training program for Canaccord Investment Advisors took place
in July 2011. Future AIFP training sessions and exams will be provided
throughout the year.
ABOUT CANACCORD WEALTH MANAGEMENT:
As one of Canada's largest independent investment dealers with 32 Wealth
Management offices located across Canada, Canaccord Wealth Management
is a national financial services firm that offers a wide-range of
investment products, services and client-focused solutions. Canaccord's
commitment to meeting the needs of its clients continues to be the
cornerstone of its success. Canaccord Wealth Management is a division
of Canaccord Genuity Corp., Member, Canadian Investor Protection Fund
and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.
ABOUT Fi360 CANADA INC.:
Fi360 Canada Inc., in association with Pittsburgh, PA based fi360,
offers a comprehensive approach to investment fiduciary education,
practice management and support that will help establish them as the
go-to source for investment fiduciary insights in Canada. With
substantiated Practices as the foundation, fi360 Canada offers
world-class fiduciary Training/Education, and Resources that are
essential for fiduciaries and those who provide services to fiduciaries
to establish added value and thereby to more effectively manage their
roles and responsibilities. Fi360 Canada assists those who rely on
their fiduciary education programs, professional AIFP® and AIFA®
(Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst) designations, and resources
to achieve success.
SOURCE Canaccord Wealth Management
For further information:
Managing Director, Global Head of Marketing & Communications
Canaccord Financial Inc.
President & COO
Fi360 Canada Inc.