Eric Richards, PFP

Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor

Tel. 902.490.8110  •  Email: Eric.Richards@RichardsonGMP.com

 

For over 30 years, Eric has been providing financial services and advice to clients in the Halifax area and beyond. His role as a full service, independent Financial Advisor with Richardson GMP combined with his 16 years of experience in banking, make him exceptionally well positioned to advise clients on all areas of financial well-being. He holds the Professional Financial Planner (PFP) designation and is both securities- and insurance-licensed.

In collaboration with his associate Shannon Jones, Eric strives for a deep understanding of each client’s unique set of circumstances and ambitions in order to best support them in realizing their goals. His approach is one of thoroughness, care, and personal pride – he never recommends a financial solution that he wouldn’t use himself and is always quick to respond to client questions or concerns. He is proud to have cultivated relationships with clients that span many years and now extend to helping their children build their own bright financial futures.

Eric lives in Halifax with his wife Cathy and their two children, Amy and Andy. While passionate about his work, he loves to spend quality time with family and friends and believes in the importance of making the most of every day. In his free time, he is often to be seen out in his boat on the beautiful waters around Nova Scotia.

Shannon Jones, PFP, CIM®, FMA

Associate Investment Advisor

Tel. 902.490.8111  •  Email: Shannon.Jones@RichardsonGMP.com

Shannon has worked in financial services for ten years and has provided exceptional client support as a part of Eric’s team since 2013.

A strong believer in lifelong learning, Shannon earned the Governor General’s Medal for academic achievement at Nova Scotia Community College before going on to achieve her Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®), Personal Financial Planner (PFP) and Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designations. In 2017, Shannon graduated from Saint Mary’s University's Commerce program with a focus in accounting. As a member of the Dean’s list, she graduated with highest distinction and was admitted to the Presidents Hall of Academic Excellence. Shannon plans to begin the MBA/CPA program at Saint Mary's in September 2018 and hopes to one day earn her PhD.

Originally from Ottawa, Shannon now considers herself to be a true Haligonian at heart. She enjoys travelling, theatre, reading and running, and completed her first half marathon in October 2012. She volunteers with the Nova Scotia Food Bank, The Brunswick Street Mission and the Bridgetown Triathlon. Shannon’s love for people and desire to help them reach their goals makes her an invaluable part of Eric’s team.