Wellington-Altus Financial Inc. (Wellington-Altus), parent company to Canada’s top-rated wealth management firm*, today announced the appointment of Andrew Marsh to its Board of Directors. Wellington-Altus has grown its assets under administration (AUA) to over $25 billion since its genesis in April 2017 and continues to strategically expand its advisory team to support the firm’s parabolic growth.
On November 21, 2023, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland delivered the 2023 Fall Economic Statement (FES 2023), a mid-fiscal year update that was narrower in focus than previous economic statements.
In the investment world, volatility and uncertainty often reign, evoking a sense of unease. Remembering the call for 3000 on the S&P 500 Index in late 2022, the recent correction at 4600 might seem unnerving. Yet, like the hopeful message in Steely Dan's song Any Major Dude Will Tell You, we should maintain our resilience, knowing that things will eventually fall together again.
How can we raise financially confident children and grandchildren in an increasingly complex world filled with distractions? Many of our clients, for example, are concerned that the next generation won’t possess the financial literacy needed to inherit family wealth.
In the grand theatre of Canadian economic governance, a clandestine struggle is waging, echoing the dramatic narratives of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, once dismissive of monetary policy, now finds himself locked in a power struggle with the enigmatic Bank of Canada.
Wellington-Altus Financial Inc., parent company to the number-one wealth advisory firm in Canada, * has today announced its inaugural placement on Globe and Mail’s list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies for 2023.
While generally a cause for celebration, retirement often comes with its fair share of financial anxiety. Research indicates that many people fear outliving their savings, resulting in an inability to enjoy life to the fullest throughout retirement.
The adage, "Discretion is the better part of valour," has never been more pertinent as the U.S. Federal Reserve cautiously navigates between the perils of inflation and deflation. In the world of economic policy, the Federal Reserve finds itself delicately engaged in a balancing act akin to a tightrope walker traversing a starlit sky obscured by clouds.
In early 2021, I presented a thesis regarding the latest inflation episode and its potential economic implications. At that time, I shared a perspective that differed from the prevailing narrative.
When withdrawing from an RESP, there are a variety of considerations to keep in mind, such as is this the first time the beneficiary is attending post-secondary education, are they attending full or part-time, and what makes the most sense – withdrawing EAP and/or PSE.
A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a Canadian registered investment account that promotes saving to support a beneficiary’s post-secondary education. Anyone — parents, family and friends — can open a RESP as a “subscriber” for the benefit of a child. Invested contributions grow tax free.
The transfer of family businesses to the next generation has long been a contentious tax issue. Owners rightfully expect the same tax benefits when selling their businesses to their children or other relatives as if they had sold to a third-party purchaser. Fiscal policy, meanwhile, aims to ensure that such sales to family are authentic
Canadians have access to a plethora of tax-preferred vehicles for saving and investing, each of which provides unique planning opportunities and trade-offs, as well as their own rules and conditions that must be followed.
The firm has been strategically preparing for its continued growth trajectory, and this has been a key area of focus and planning over the last six months. Wellington-Altus’ leadership continues to evolve and is ready for this next phase, including an elevated structure for advisor support.
There is an old saying, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” And true to form, Wall Street is capitalizing on the current chaos within the digital asset space. Many will be surprised, but those who take a minute to review how society has historically absorbed innovations will understand that what’s occurring is quite normal. Blockchain’s time has come, and Wall Street is embracing it.
The First Home Savings Account (“FHSA”) was introduced in the 2022 Federal Budget to address the increasing difficulty Canadians are experiencing in buying a first home due to rising real estate values. The FHSA is intended to help Canadians save and fulfill their dreams of home ownership.
We believe that an AI-driven productivity growth investment boom will be this cycle’s Gold Rush, and when coupled with demographics (Millennials), should provide the catalysts to reignite the secular bull market into the next decade.
Wellington-Altus Financial Inc. today announced that its private wealth division, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc., has retained its top spot as Canada’s number-one investment advisory firm in the 2023 Brokerage Report Card, for the fourth consecutive year.
Background. The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)1 is a second, alternate tax liability calculation that Canadian individuals and trusts must consider annually in parallel with their normal tax liability. First introduced in 1986, AMT was implemented to promote and maintain fairness within Canada’s income tax regime.