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Tel: 416-590-7600

4881 Yonge Street
9th Floor, PO Box 37
Toronto, ON
M2N 5X3

Branch Management Team

Branch Manager

Faisal Hassan

Faisal was born in Montreal, QC, raised in Markham, ON and is now happily living in mid-town Toronto with his wife. Faisal has a passion for sports and is actively involved in his community.

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Faisal joined the BMO Group of Companies working in Capital Markets Audit and Risk Control for the first three years of his career. In September 2000, Faisal joined BMO Nesbitt Burns as an Investment Advisor and Financial Planner. In 2010, Faisal earned an industry leading certification as a Wealth Advisor at BMO Nesbitt Burns. As a Wealth Advisor, Faisal is qualified to have meaningful conversations in areas such as cross-border planning, tax effective transition of wealth, lifestyle protection and business succession planning.

Faisal also holds the Certified Investment Manager (CIM®), and Professional Financial Planner (PFP®) designations from the Canadian Securities Institute.

In 2011, Faisal was nominated as Vice President and selected as co-branch manager of the North York office of BMO Nesbitt Burns.

Phone: 416-590-7620

Brad Fox

Brad has more than 25 years of investment experience.  As a Certified Investment Manager and Portfolio Manager, he has sharpened his ability to analyze market conditions and opportunities, as well as his ability to communicate and capitalize on these trends. Brad is a dynamic team leader who understands the full spectrum of investment and estate planning issues and products. He has brought together a team of seasoned experts and directs their efforts towards individualized wealth management and the future you envision. Brad’s expertise also contributes to the management of an office that oversees assets of $4-billion.

Phone: 416-590-7606


Assistant Branch Manager

Liza Cheong

Liza joined BMO Nesbitt Burns in September 2013 as a Practice Management Consultant where she was responsible for identifying successful Investment Advisors who are committed to improving their practice through building processes and regular coaching.
With over 17 years of experience in financial services, Liza spent the majority of her career within the Power Group of Companies holding such roles as Financial Security Advisor, Regional Manager, Retirement & Investment Services, Regional Manager, Practice Development and National Manager, Investment Sales Distribution. Proudly, Liza was part of the pioneer team of the Settlement to Employment Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa which helped newly arrived Canadians find jobs in the finance field. Within this program, Liza taught the Certified Financial Planning curriculum as well as the LLQP. Liza is certified Wilson Learning Coach, holds the Chartered Life Underwriter designation, is past Treasurer of the Montreal Chambre Orchestra and past Board Member of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association.
In her current role as the Uptown Branch, Assistant Branch Manager, Liza is responsible for providing sales enablement within the Branch which includes: sales coaching, training/business development, financial planning support  and process & practice efficiency.

A dedicated and motivating leader, Liza is known for her ability to trouble-shoot and for her highly solutions-oriented thinking. Liza is a Member of BMO’s Affinity Group, W.I.S.E. (Women in a Supported Environment), where she is part of a committee to promote and build the affinity group’s profile.
Liza lives in Toronto with her husband who both enjoy camping, international travel, and amateur culinary artistry.

Phone: 416-590-7676


Branch Operations Manager

Shirley Tiong

Shirley Tiong has been with BMO Nesbitt Burns for 10 years: she started as the Branch Administrator and took on the role as Branch Compliance Officer. In her current role as Branch Operations Manager, Shirley is accountable for actively managing the day-to-day operations of the Branch; she leads the Branch Support Staff Team to ensure exceptional service in supporting the needs of Investment Advisors within our Branch.
Shirley also manages the risk and regulatory requirements for the Branch by performing risk assessments and monitoring all activities to ensure there are no breaches in compliance.
Prior to joining BMO Nesbitt Burns, Shirley was Executive Assistant to CEO and directors at MGI Securities, Vengate Capital and Rampart Securities.
Shirley obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Business Studies at the University of East London, England.
Shirley lives in Markham, with her husband Chris and her children Nicholas and Ashley who keep them both very busy.

Phone: 416-590-7677

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