Fred Banwell  BA, CFP, TEP

Director, Wealth Management & Portfolio Manager

Tel: 905.968.1918

Email: fred.banwell@RichardsonGMP.com

I have been in the investment industry since 1994, and spent my first thirteen years with Berkshire Securities, where I was proud to become the number one advisor of over 1,000 advisors across Canada. Previously, I worked for several multinational computer companies and, in 1985, started my own business, which I built up to a staff of 65 people and sold in 1997. In 2006, I joined a predecessor firm to offer my clients a wider array of products and services, and to enjoy an entrepreneurial culture that allows me to be truly independent. I hold a BA in Business from the University of Toronto, my Certified Financial Planner and Trust and Estate Planner designations, my second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and skills in a number of other martial arts. I have been active with the Kids Help Phone for 13 years, and was the Founder of their Charity Golf Classic which has raised half a million dollars. In short, I do not try to be all things to all people, but rather strive to provide the very best cllient experience for a select and small group of Canadian families and corporations who share similar goals and objectives.

Franca Banwell 

Business Development Assistant

Tel: 905.968.1922

Email: Franca.Banwell@RichardsonGMP.com

For the past 12 years, I have assisted my husband in his practice. As part of Fred’s team, I handle a variety of client and marketing related functions.

Annita Thevakumar 

Assistant

Tel: 905.968.1920

Email: Annita.Thevakumar@RichardsonGMP.com

Annita is the newest member of The Banwell Team, having joined the team in November 2017. She is a graduate from York University where she majored in Linguistics. Annita has completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC). As an assistant, she is responsible for incoming inquiries & reporting and analysis. She works to provide a high level of service to our clients in the day to day management of their portfolios as well.