Greetings! I entered the financial services industry in 1987 after 16 years in real estate sales and management. My focus as an Elder Planning Counselor and financial planner is to provide my clients with information on a broad range of investment asset classes. This enables clients to make investment choices that match their personal risk tolerance but maximize consistent returns in preparation for generating retirement income.
My association with LifePlan Financial Group allows me to offer a broad range of investment solutions. Insurance company products, including Segregated Funds (those mutual funds with air-bags!) plus Manulife Bank with all banking services including mortgages and lines of credit is through LifePlan Financial Group. Personal Pension Plans for incorporated professionals and small business owners is by referral. Customized managed investment portfolios by wealth management companies is also by referral.
My clients have grown older with me, so an important part of my practice includes Will, Trust, and Estate planning. Privacy and confidentiality, trust and personal attention, and being available at all times to respond to the needs of my client are my priorities.
On a personal note, I grew up on Vancouver Island and now live in Nanaimo, the hub of the Island. From here, North Island communities, Victoria, and Vancouver are easy access. My three sons are Islanders too; they have given me six grandchildren, plus five great-grandchildren. My life has been a six generation education in family dynamics and values, counting from my grandparents to the newest family members.
Van has successfully completed her MBA internship with Master Financial Services Corp. and graduated from VIU.
She has moved to Victoria to work for Megson FitzPatrick Insurance Services as Licensed Account Manager.