Our commitment to safeguarding your wealth

 

Keeping your assets safe

You’ve worked hard to build your assets – and we want you to know that we’re going to work even harder at keeping them safe. We rely on corporate governance best practices and adhere to the stringent rules and regulations set by our regulatory bodies. We only invite the most experienced and knowledgeable Investment Advisors to join our firm, with each committing to a due diligence review.
 

Regulatory oversight and protection

Richardson GMP is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), which sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets. IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian equity marketplaces.

Richardson GMP is also a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). CIPF was created by the investment industry so that your assets, within defined limits (including cash, securities and certain other property), are protected in the case of a Member firm insolvency.

Enhanced safety with coverage from Lloyd’s of London

Richardson GMP has purchased additional securities protection, with certain underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, to complement the existing insurance provided through the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). That means that as one of our clients, your combined general and combined retirement accounts each have coverage up to $2 million. This extra coverage* is yet one more indication of how committed we are to enhancing the safety of your assets.

* Subject to an aggregate policy limit of $30 million.

 

Richardson GMP embraces fiduciary excellence

 

First wealth management firm in Canada to earn Centre for Fiduciary Excellence Certification as an Investment Advisory Firm
 


 

At Richardson GMP, we aspire to achieve the highest standards of integrity, transparency and best practices in managing the wealth of our clients. There has never been a time in the financial industry where wealth management firms must work more diligently to earn clients’ trust. Countries such as Great Britain, Australia and the U.S. are proactively pursuing fiduciary standards of care. In stride, Richardson GMP has taken a leadership position in Canada and signaled to the industry its commitment in setting standards and best practices for the firm while providing clients with a true strategic partner and fiduciary.
 

Richardson GMP – setting the standard for excellence

This esteemed annual certification program ensures that Richardson GMP’s Portfolio Management Account platform for those advisors who have complete control over investment decisions for their clients and the firm’s Separately Managed Account platform conform to the global fiduciary standards of excellence. Richardson GMP is the first Canadian firm to achieve designation.

By undertaking a voluntary certification by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) as Richardson GMP has done, and having an ongoing, independent, third-party, rigorous assessment process to audit our practices, clients can feel confident that the trust they are placing in our firm is warranted.

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Why clients choose to work with us

We have the freedom to serve and advise you in the way that’s best for you. We put your interests ahead of ours so you can capitalize on what you’ve built.

At Richardson GMP, we recommend the solutions we believe in, solutions that we believe will benefit you – not just us. And you can always trust we’re solely focused on protecting and enhancing your wealth so you can live more on your terms.

 

 Experience: with 24 years combined experience we have provided clients confidence and results through countless market cycles

 

 Trust: we must earn it and we will always act in your best interests

 

 We listen: to understand your goals and needs before we recommend solutions

 

 One size does not fit all: solutions will be customized to meet your unique situation 

 

 Transparency: we will ensure you understand our recommendations and how we are compensated for the work that we do

 

 Ongoing oversight: we constantly monitor and adjust your investments as required to ensure you are well positioned to protect your wealth and capitalize on opportunities

 

 Regularly scheduled reviews: supported with a custom tailored communication plan to keep you informed

 

 Service excellence: we will respond promptly to all inquiries

 

 Communication: please keep us informed of changes in your life that could impact your investments and goals

 

 Referrals – our greatest compliment: most of our practice is now built on helping serve our clients’ family and friends