Nicholas Palahnuk, CFP®, CIM

Nicholas Palahnuk leads The Palahnuk Group, a team of professionals dedicated to delivering exceptional financial planning and wealth management solutions. He is a highly motivated financial professional with a passion for bringing clarity and perspective to complex financial matters. 


In 2007, Nicholas became the youngest Certified Financial Planner in Canada. He went on to become a top financial planner with BMO Financial Group by 2009. With an unwavering commitment to client needs, Nicholas founded a private advisory practice at BMO Nesbitt Burns in 2011. He has since qualified as a Chartered Investment Manager and Portfolio Manager, strengthening his capabilities in managing wealth for private clients. 


Curious by nature, Nicholas has continuously studied and become highly qualified in numerous areas relating to financial planning. These include investment management, tax planning, insurance planning, and cross-border advisory. 


In 2014, Nicholas took on additional responsibilities by accepting a dual role as a member of management of one of the largest branches of BMO Nesbitt Burns. This provided him with tremendous insight into the industry. He was honoured to be named a 2021 Top Under 40 Nominee by the Investment Industry Association of Canada.


Nicholas prides himself in the relationships he has built with his clients. Outside of business, his passions include exploring different cultures around the world, especially in Africa. Nicholas lives in Toronto and splits his time between Canada and the U.S.