Fax: 416-359-6225
Tel: 416-359-4558


BMO Nesbitt Burns
First Canadian Place
100 King St. W, 38th Floor
Toronto, ON
M5X 1H3

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The Boughton Team

Nicholas Boughton, CIM

Investment Advisor

Tel (416) 359-4558

Fax (416) 359-6225

E-mail: Nicholas Boughton

Nicholas Pierre Boughton, CIM® is dedicated to providing effective, wealth management and financial solutions to a group of established individuals and their families.  He has obtained his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation, one of the highest academic achievements in the investment industry offering the following benefits:

  • Specialization in high-level investment strategies tailored to affluent clients
  • Understanding the application of portfolio management in the context of Canadian markets and regulatory requirements
  • Credibility in the eyes of clients, peers, employers and regulators through the dedication to a higher professional standard
  • Builds meaningful relationships with clients, built upon trust and respect, and truly effective portfolio management
  • Identifies client objectives and constraints while evaluating investment products that represent both traditional and alternative asset classes
  • Develops appropriate investment policies and strategies and implements them through portfolio construction
  • Properly measures and evaluates portfolio performance.

Furthermore, Nicholas has extensive banking experience, having worked for some of the largest banks in Canada.  He is a great sounding board for clients wanting to make important life decisions.  In his past endeavors, he built two local health and wellness companies, and travelled the world working for a premier cruise line as a manager responsible for inventory, sales, and customer service.        

Karen Sparks, CFP®, MBA, BA

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Tel (416) 359-7422

E-mail: Karen Sparks

As a member of the Wealth Management Consulting team, Karen brings together the knowledge and experience of our in-house tax and estate professionals and works with Investment Advisors and their clients to develop sound wealth management plans.  She provides support and direction about complex issues such as retirement and distribution planning, tax planning, cash management, estate and gift planning, transition planning and charitable giving.

Karen has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining BMO Nesbitt Burns, she worked for several financial institutions where she supported financial advisors in building their business. Most recently, she worked at an investment counsel firm where she provided high net worth clients with financial planning and investment counselling advice.

Karen is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional and has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and a BA from York University.



Richard Belley, CFA

Vice President and Managing Director, Fixed Income Strategist & Portfolio Manager

Richard has been involved with Fixed Income and Interest Rate Derivative markets for over 20 years including 7 years in direct sales and trading. Early in his career, Richard worked as an interest rate Futures and Options institutional representative for BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and then for an international bank advising national and international clients. This was followed by a 3-year period as a provincial and municipal trader for the Private Client Division of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

In 2001, Richard participated in the launch of the newly created Portfolio Services Group within the Private Client Division to provide a low-cost alternative for management of fixed income portfolios for high net worth individuals and institutional clients. Richard has been actively managing fixed income portfolios for more than 10 years. He has been a CFA Charterholder since 1999 and is a registered portfolio manager.  In 2011, Richard assumed the role of Fixed Income Strategist for the Private Client Division of BMO Nesbitt Burns and is a member of the Investment Strategy Committee.

Andrew Sipes, CFP®, CLU, BA

Vice President, Estate & Insurance Advisor

Tel: (416) 365-6078

E-mail: Andrew Sipes

Andrew is a valuable member of my team and is integral in helping my clients create and preserve their wealth.  Working closely with me, Andrew is a specialist in the business owner and high net worth client market.  He employs a comprehensive planning process to assess our clients’ wealth management needs, and recommends creative tax-exempt strategies to address them.   Andrew’s primary goals are to reduce the impact of corporate and personal taxes on our clients’ wealth and increase their net worth both during their lifetimes and in the estate.  He achieves this through the implementation of a wide variety of life insurance, annuity, and living benefit solutions. He has access to the products and services of the top insurance companies in Canada.  Andrew began his career in the insurance industry in 1993.  He has worked at a number of major insurance companies and investment firms across Canada and is a specialist in the insurance and estate planning field.

David Tremblett, CFP®, TEP 

Trust and Estate Planner, BMO Trust Company

Tel (416) 359-5245

E-mail: David Tremblett

David brings over 20 years of experience in the Trust and Financial Planning Industry as a Trust and Estate Planner.  David has worked extensively with our clients in the area of Estate, Will and Trust Planning.  He has earned his Certified Financial planner and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

If you have been appointed as executor or trustee and find the responsibility too onerous or time consuming, we can simplify your life by helping you fulfill your duties, and act as your Agent.  If you are considering a corporate  executor, you can choose to appoint BMO Trust Company to help you with estate planning and administration.   When considering who to appoint as executor, look for the following qualities: Knowledge, Accessibility, Fairness, Integrity, Emotional stability. David is committed to providing expert estate planning advice and ensuring our clients have a capable executor  that can fulfill their duties.


John Waters, CPA, CA, CFP®, TEP

Vice President, Head of Tax & Estate Planning

Tel (416) 359-7085

E-mail: John Waters

John’s areas of expertise include personal tax and corporate tax for private corporations as well as financial and estate planning for high net worth individuals, executives and entrepreneurs.

Before joining BMO Nesbitt Burns, John was employed by a large, international accounting firm as a senior member of the Toronto High Net Worth tax practice. John has also assisted in the design and execution of executive compensation plans and has experience in a wide range of planning scenarios involving the taxation of individuals, corporations, trusts and partnerships. John is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) from Queen’s University.