Senior Wealth Advisor & Portfolio Manager
John is a Senior Portfolio Manager and has been a Wealth Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns for over 27 years and holds the Personal Financial Planning (PFP®), Canadian Investment Manager (CIM®), Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designations and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI®). He is a Life Insurance Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns Financial Services Inc. Prior to BMO Nesbitt Burns, he worked directly for BMO Bank of Montreal for seven years in various positions involved in both personal investment lending & commercial lending. In all, John has over 37 years of experience in the financial services industry.
John’s offices are in both of the BMO Bank of Montreal branches in Aurora as well as the Newmarket office (located at Yonge and Mulock). As a part of the BMO Financial Group, his role is designed to provide for the more complex needs of sophisticated clients. It allows John to partner his expertise, with that of other specialists within the BMO Financial Group as well as other outside specialists and life management professionals.
Ridd & Associates Wealth Advisory Group is positioned on behalf of their clients as 'team co-coordinators', providing clients with access to the expertise they need in all areas essential in helping to build, protect and manage their wealth and lifestyle.
The teams’ investment style concentrates upon the use of technical analysis and maintaining responsibility for the direct discretionary control and decision making within the portfolios.
John not only works locally but also lives in Aurora with his wife; Lydia. They enjoy volunteering together at Welcoming Arms serving the local community. He enjoys focusing on family activities including golfing, skiing, physical fitness and reading.