Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. today announced the hiring of five sales professionals to its advisor sales team.
Karen Khalil covers key accounts. Ms. Khalil has more than 10 years of experience in the asset management industry. She has worked as a vice president of sales, national accounts manager, and inside wholesaler.
Don Barnett covers the Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, and Atlantic Canada regions. Mr. Barnett has more than 15 years in the financial services industry, primarily assisting financial advisors with wealth management and best practice initiatives.
Richard Bernard serves the Quebec region. Mr. Bernard spent more than 16 years in the financial services industry working as a private wealth manager, portfolio manager, and investment consultant.
Parm Dhaliwal covers the Western Canada region. Mr. Dhaliwal has more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has served as a regional vice president and a supervisor of trading operations.
Jonathan Needham serves the Eastern Canada region. Mr. Needham spent more than 13 years in the financial services industry working as an inside wholesaler, vice president of sales, and investment field consultant.
“We have assembled a knowledgeable and experienced team to help our growing base of advisor clients meet the needs of their clients,” said Jason McIntyre, head of distribution for Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. “We've been very pleased with the initial reception Vanguard has received in Canada and we look forward to continuing to work with advisors.”
Vanguard Investments Canada Inc.’s initial lineup of six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) was listed on Toronto Stock Exchange on December 6, 2011, and now has more than $230 million in total assets. Vanguard’s ETFs offer advisors and investors access to key portfolio building blocks, with the benefit of Vanguard’s low costs and proven index management expertise.
Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc. Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment management companies and a leading provider of company-sponsored retirement plan services. Vanguard manages CAD $1.9 trillion in global assets. Vanguard offers more than 170 funds to U.S. investors and more than 70 additional funds in non-U.S. markets. For more information, please visit vanguardcanada.ca.
All asset figures are as of May 31, 2012, unless otherwise noted.
Commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with the Vanguard ETFs. This offering is only made by prospectus. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the securities being offered. Copies are available from Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. at vanguardcanada.ca. Please read the prospectus before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated.