Tel: 705-494-8207
Fax: 705-675-8936
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BMO Nesbitt Burns

154 Main St East
North Bay, ON
P1B 1A8

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Portfolio Manager & Wealth Advisor

Tel:  705-494-8207

Hugh’s career in the financial services sector began in management with a major Canadian chartered bank, and then he joined BMO Nesbitt Burns, where he has been employed for the past 24 years as an Investment Advisor. To achieve long term success, Hugh believes one must be committed to self-improvement and education. Hugh furthered his education in 2009 when he completed his Master of Business Administration degree at the Ivey School of Business at Western University. He holds the highest level of  professional designations from the Canadian Securities Institute, these include the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI); and the Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM) designation. As a Portfolio Manager, Hugh draws on his experience and creates customized discretionary portfolios for discerning investors.
Giving back to his community is important to Hugh, and he does so through volunteering his time and through his own charitable giving. Much of his volunteer work centres on his love of Ontario’s landscape. He is a past Director of the Ontario Trails Council, and past Director and President of the Friends of Killarney Park.  Hugh’s experience at Ivey was also very rewarding and he served as a board member of the Ivey Alumni Association Board, and he has stayed involved as member of the Ivey Alumni Association (IAA) and the Ivey Society.  

Hugh is an outdoor enthusiast, and makes many treks to the LaCloche region on the north shore of Lake Huron to participate in kayaking, canoeing, hiking, backcountry camping, cross country skiing and snow shoeing.  He is often accompanied by his springer spaniel, Dakota.

Louise Somerset
Investment Representive

Tel:  705-675-6257

After graduating from UWE in England with a B.A. (Hons) in Business Administration, Louise emigrated to Canada in 2002. Since then, she has accumulated 16 years of experience in the financial services industry including obtaining the Personal Financial Planning Course and Critical Illness Certificate. Louise brings to the team expertise in operations, compliance as well as business planning.

Client focus and satisfaction are at the heart of Louise's role. By providing day to day operations support including account administration, booking appointments, handling telephone inquiries, money movement and marketing, her aim is to thoroughly listen to, and engage with, each client to ensure quality service and execute accurately and efficiently all account transactions.

Whilst Louise was not born and raised in Sudbury, her husband John is and this is where they have chosen to stay and raise their three children, Reece, Ali & Clair with their Golden Retriever Tempo and Bernese Mountain dog, Penny. In the winter when Louise has spare time, she likes to go to the theatre or to the spa, whilst in the summer you'll see her family at their camp in Noelville.

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