I have known Dick he was the Commercial Manager at the Toronto-Dominion Bank. After we sold the cable business to Shaw Cable, I turned to Dick to assist with investing the sales proceeds. I am very satisfied with the low cost of my fee based account and solid performance of my investments over the years. When it comes to service, Dick will go the extra mile. I have referred friends and associates to him.Don Brown
We have been investing with Dick for more than ten years. We have been happy with our returns and have been pleased with the attention that Dick has given to any of our concerns. He keeps current with information and is always ready to meet with us to give us advice on products that best meet our needs for estate tax strategies. We value his advice on products with fee structures that are transparent.John and Joan Bright
Client since 2006
I was unhappy with my Bank advisor and received a referral from my sister to her Assante advisor. I met with Richard, and he did a Morningstar analysis of my investments. It turns out, I had over 70% of my RSPs in high cost Bank mutual funds. I also felt I was not getting “straight talk” from my bank advisor.
So I decided to make a change. I now have a much lower cost portfolio of ETFs and dividend paying stocks. Besides the savings, I also feel I am receiving full transparency around the investments I own.Garry Burgess
Client since 2018
We transferred our accounts over to Dick at the beginning of 2016. Our investments are in fee based accounts. Our costs are transparent and they have been significantly reduced from our prior mutual fund investments. He explained how fee based agreements work at Assante. He made it clear on he how he is paid and that he does not receive any financial incentives or preferred compensation for recommending one investment over another. We are very pleased with his full disclosures, the transparency, the cost savings and our initial returns. Dick also worked with us on estate strategies, including the use of a Foundation in our Will for charitable purposes, which we incorporated.Ron and Dawn
Client since 2016
I have known Dick since he was a Manager with the Toronto Dominion Bank. Originally, I had my investments with the CIBC and was not happy with the investment returns. I met with Dick and he went through his pension approach and I am comfortable in good and bad markets.Ivan Parsons
Dick provides sound, practical advice from his extensive experience in the financial industry. I am a very satisfied customer.David Walmsley
Client since 2010
I switched my portfolio over to Dick from RBC Dominion Securities. My investments have performed very well over the years. I understand in 2008 the banks were bankrupt and required a $113 billion government bailout. Assante Capital did not require any bailouts and are not highly leveraged like the banks.
I prefer to have my money at Assante Capital. I also know Assante has the maximum amount of investor insurance with the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. I feel very safe at Assante. Over the years, Dick has advised me on many financial matters including: retirement, tax and investment strategies. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for attention to detail and understanding how to structure investments. I feel safe with him looking after all my affairs.Margery Fitzgerald
I was forced into handling the financial and estate planning matters when my husband passed away. Dick helped guide me through a difficult time and he is definitely someone I can count on. He will call from time to time to reassure me, especially when the markets are volatile. Dick is very professional and I highly recommend him.Goldie LaDelfa
Shortly after we moved our accounts over from CIBC Wood Gundy in 2003, my husband died. Dick was very helpful at that time and as a widow continues to be. Each year, we meet to do a review and he helps organize all my tax material and receipts. This makes it so much easier to take to the accountant. I am very satisfied with the rates of return I have been making on my portfolio. I rely on these investments for my retirement income. As retirees we can live a long time and I do not want to outlive my money ! In my opinion, it is very important to have an advisor that has had a longer career, where he has gained experience in good and bad stock markets. I feel very confident with him for all my financial affairs.M.W.
Client Since 2003
Well it is good to have someone you can go to with any question. Dick provides us with that contact point. We trust him and are very comfortable with him. Over years we have been very happy with the returns on our investments. He provide direction, fully explains our investments and in our opinion shows us a solid way to invest. He has spent time going over estate and tax minimization strategies. We have recommended him to our children.Lois and Len Brooks
Client since 2008