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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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.