VANCOUVER, Nov. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - WealthBar, Canada's only full-service online financial advisor, announced today the appointment of Howard J. Atkinson to its Board of Advisors. The appointment increases the board to five advisors, including notable entrepreneurs and industry experts John Nicola, Lance Tracey, Paul Geyer and Bernd Petak.
"We are pleased and excited to welcome such a notable figure in the investment industry to our advisory board," said Tea Nicola, Co-Founder and CEO of WealthBar. "Mr. Atkinson is a prominent expert of exchange traded funds in Canada and will make considerable contributions to the success of Wealthbar and our clients."
Atkinson brings over 25 years' experience and is seen as a long standing authority in the investment management industry. He is the former Founding Chair of the Canadian ETF Association and is credited with authoring the world's first book devoted to ETFs titled "The New Investment Frontier: A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians." Atkinson's involvement has regarded him as a long-time consumer advocate and he was awarded the 'Top Educator' title for his efforts to foster financial literacy among Canadians in 2010 by ACTIF (Quebec's premier financial education co-operative). He is still very actively involved in the industry sitting as President of Horizon ETF's, for which he recently announced his retirement.
"WealthBar is bringing a new and exciting dynamic to the investment space that democratizes the way consumers invest by offering better education, choice and transparency," said Howard Atkinson. "WealthBar has a strong portfolio of low-cost ETFs that I believe offer significant value to the average investor. It is my hope that more Canadians will increasingly look to ETFs as a core form of investing."
WealthBar is Canada's only full-service online financial advisory service. It offers diversified portfolios of low-cost ETFs, insurance and financial advice at substantially greater value than traditional advisors. Combining innovative technology with real financial advisors, WealthBar's online model brings private wealth management to any investor for less than half the cost.
For more information on the company and its products, please visit http://www.wealthbar.com.
SOURCE WealthBar Financial Services Inc.
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