We provide a broad range of services and products to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Please see below for more information.
Online Portfolio Access
Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA)
Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) + RRIFs
Registered Education Savings Plan (RESPs) + RDSPs
Life Income Funds (LIF) + LIRAs & LRIFs
Individual Pension Plan (IPP)
Personal & Corporate Insurance
The Legacy Group works with four Portfolio Management Companies. These include KAI Asset Management, Antares Investment Management, BCV Asset Management INC & Guardian Capital.
What is a Portfolio Manager?
A Portfolio Manager makes discretionary investment decisions for your assets based upon established goals and constraints. Typically, it is more personalized, better quality advice than is available through a broker, bank, or investment fund, but at less cost. However, unlike stockbrokers and investment fund companies, Portfolio Managers usually have a minimum account size that they will accept. Today these minimums are as low as $250,000.
Why consider a portfolio manager instead of a broker for investment decisions?
Portfolio Managers charge a fee and don’t charge a commission every time there is a transaction. Therefore, their interests are aligned with the client’s long-term goals instead of being motivated to create a lot of activity. In addition, hidden commission such as strip bond and ETF spreads can cost clients without them even being aware.
Independence is also an important consideration. Underwriting and Investment Banking bias has plagued the brokerage industry for years. Even supposed “independent” brokerages can’t offer many investments if not supported or approved by their head office. In addition, these Portfolio Managers are typically smaller boutiques of larger pension style managers. As such, one receives conservative Portfolio Management similar to a pension fund but with personalized service.
Risk management ensures the financial impact of illness or premature death doesn’t interfere with your long-term goals. These risks can be solved by properly placed insurance coverage.
The objective of tax planning is to minimize taxes as you acquire wealth, during your retirement income phase, and finally, with the distribution of your estate.
The objective of financial planning is to define where you want to go; we will design the best approach for you to get there.
Estate planning ensures that if you are physically or mentally incapacitated, your affairs will be managed in a manner that you have prescribed and upon your death, your estate will be distributed according to your instructions.
Retirement planning is a comprehensive approach to dealing with the many, often interrelated, issues that face retiring individuals and couples. The process involves much more than just positioning investment assets to provide income.
We are experienced in guiding clients through the complicated business planning process as well as the buying and selling of their private business and ensuring the needs of all parties are balanced. Once we have gained a strong sense of your goals, we will assess and make reasoned recommendations suited to your situation.
Attention to Detail
A graphic plan combined with projections based on conservative return estimates will help paint a visual picture of how the future looks.
The visual process helps make client’s dreams become more viable and retirement goals achievable. Retirement for some maybe a long-term concept but it will inevitably arrive; and for many, much sooner than they anticipated.
We trust such a process is paramount in establish a comprehensive Retirement and Estate plan that is track-able and creates accountability for both Planner and Client. Our client’s would agree that this has helped them achieve pre-determined yet attainable levels of success in planning for their future.
Answers to specific questions will form the base for constructing a comprehensive financial plan; which commences with data gathering. Reviewing this information together will allow us to qualify the answers, and quantify in more detail your personal goals and objectives. A detailed plan will be drafted and presented, outlining required projections (different scenarios) and recommendations that pertain to successfully managing both investment and health risks required to meet your goals.
Let’s work together to reward your efforts!
We are a fee for service Wealth Management firm. All fees are transparent, fully-disclosed and reported in an Annual Summary of Fees. Investment management fees in a non-registered account can be tax-deductible. Your fee includes your comprehensive financial planning, ongoing advocacy with Portfolio Managers and our coordination of your legal, tax and actuarial advisers.
My firm and I have worked with Rob Pesti and the team at the Legacy Group for over 10 years. During that time they have…Read More
Nigel Stark – Stark & Company
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