Schmidt Azam Wealth Management - ScotiaMcLeod Scarborough - Investment Planning

By: Azam Wealth Management - ScotiaMcLeod Scarborough  09-12-2011
Keywords: financial advisor, Mutual Fund, investment advisors


ScotiaMcLeod's equity group, Portfolio Advisory Group and investment advisors provide trading and advisory services for a full range of Canadian and U.S. equities as well as preferred shares, income trusts and options. 

Equity Trading

Complete equity trading services are offered through the equity-trading desk of the Portfolio Advisory Group in Toronto.

Dedicated solely to serving the needs of individual investors of ScotiaMcLeod, this group specializes in the trading of Canadian and U.S. equities including, Instinet and after-hours trading, the special handling of illiquid securities, as well as the trading of income securities and equity derivatives.

Equity Guided Portfolios

Four Equity guided portfolios are available: Two Canadian, one U.S. and one North American portfolio.  The objectives of the portfolios are to provide a sound, balanced portfolio that will generate superior investment returns for various investment objectives and levels of risk.

Mutual Funds

At the heart of our mutual funds selection and recommendation is thorough quantitative and qualitative research, driven by our disciplined investment philosophy - a core component of our Client Commitment. In addition to analyzing each fund statistically, we also look at its portfolio management process, style and discipline, mandate, and the inherent risks.

LifePoints Portfolios
LifePoints is a fund of funds strategy where, in one single purchase, you receive multiple levels of diversification.

Pinnacle Portfolios
The Pinnacle Portfolios are a comprehensive investment solution featuring multiple Pinnacle Funds in a single investment.

Mutual Fund Company Links
For your convenience, we have provided you with links to some of the fund companies whose funds are available through ScotiaMcLeod, as well as a link to the Investment Funds Institute of Canada.

Fee Based

ScotiaMcLeod's comprehensive suite of fee based programs delivers on our Client Commitment by pro-actively addressing the uniqueness of your situation, guiding the creation and implementation of your financial strategy using a systematic process, and applying a disciplined approach to investing with a team of investment specialists. Our investment advisors have developed innovative programs which offer alternatives to commission-based trading.

With these fee based programs, we can work with you to choose the approach that best matches your investment needs.

Programs with Some Involvement with Your Financial Advisor

These programs allow you to delegate everyday investment decisions to professional money managers, reap the benefits traditionally enjoyed by large institutional investors and pension funds and includes rigorous checks and balances to ensure due diligence to mitigate and manage risk.

The Summit Program
Receive the personal attention of your financial advisor while seasoned money managers are hard at work buying and selling investments in line with your financial goals. Minimum portfolio: $500,000.

The Managed Portfolio Program
Leverage the vast investment experience that our Associate Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Managers have, to manage your custom-designed portfolio. Minimum portfolio: $250,000.

The Pinnacle Program
Our team uses a sophisticated process to develop a customized investment program to meet your specific financial goals. And our third-party experts rigorously screen leading money managers before they qualify to manage the Pinnacle funds. Minimum portfolio: $50,000.

The Pinnacle Portfolios
A comprehensive suite of portfolios that use the Pinnacle Program Funds as their underlying holdings - each Portfolio gives you exposure to multiple portfolio advisors, asset classes, countries and investment styles. Minimum portfolio: $25,000.

Sovereign Investment Program
Strategic asset allocation across seven exclusive investment pools. Each pool is diversified into multiple investment style s and implemented using multiple investment managers. Minimum portfolio: $50,000.

A fund-of-funds strategy that can be effective as the core of your portfolio or for tactical needs. LifePoints gives you access to up to twenty of the world's leading investment managers. Minimum portfolio: $5,000.

Programs with More Involvement

These unique programs allow you to participate in the portfolio management process with ongoing, objective advice. This includes buy and sell decisions based on strategic needs without concern for commission costs. You will also gain access to ScotiaMcLeod's top-ranked research and insights.

Partnership Plus
Continue to rely on your Investment Team while paying one annual fee for buy and sell transactions. This alternative to the traditional commission-based way of doing business allows up to five accounts to share fees. Minimum portfolio: $100,000.

Enjoy all the benefits of a full-service account with the freedom and features of an online brokerage account. Links to Scotia Online Internet Banking allow for bill payments and money transfers between i:Partner and Scotiabank accounts. Minimum portfolio: $75,000.

The information contained on this website is for use by persons resident in Canada only.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: financial advisor, Financial Strategy, investment advisors, Mutual Fund

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