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Why Consolidating Your Accounts Makes Sense.


Save time and reduce your statements

Dealing with paperwork from multiple financial institutions can be daunting for even the most experienced investor. Combining your investment accounts in one place adds convenience to your financial life and can save you valuable time without having to worry about multiple log-ins, passwords and websites. Pooling your assets with one Investment Professional means you’ll receive consolidated statements on a regular basis instead of multiple statements at different times throughout the year and you’ll also cut down on the number of tax slips you receive at tax time.


Save money

Consolidation may reduce the amount of time your accountant needs to spend completing your tax return which may potentially result in lower tax filing fees. By putting more money into your pocket, your financial goals will be more within reach.


More control of your investment strategy and reduced risk

Consolidating your investment accounts can give you a clearer picture of your wealth and how your assets are allocated. It provides a snapshot of your total portfolio, ensuring that you have not duplicated your holdings or are not overexposed in one sector. It makes it easier to manage your overall performance and determine when to reallocate and rebalance your assets among a variety of asset classes (e.g. equities, bonds and cash) to achieve diversification and effectively manage risk in a tax-efficient manner.


Get the right retirement advice to maximize your retirement income

As you approach and enter retirement, you’ll have some big decisions to make from ensuring you have saved enough to managing your retirement income from a variety of sources, including government pension plans, employer pensions, registered savings, non-registered savings and Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). Regulations governing retirement plans are complex, and when your assets are consolidated with one firm, your Investment Professional can give you more comprehensive advice regarding the order of withdrawal in the most tax-efficient manner possible.  To make the most of your after-tax retirement lifestyle, the goal is to maximize your after-tax retirement income.


Simplify the estate planning

Having your accounts in one location makes it easier to plan your estate, including keeping track of your estate inventory and maintaining your beneficiary information current. It also simplifies the administration of your assets for your attorney (or mandatary in Quebec) in the case of an unforeseen incapacity. In case of death, having all your accounts in one place can make it easier for your executor (or liquidator in Quebec) to administer your estate, potentially also saving them time, money and frustration, at a time of grief.


Access to comprehensive wealth management consulting

When you achieve a certain level of wealth and require a higher level of expertise due to the complexities involved, consolidating your accounts could give you the opportunity to benefit from personalized wealth management consulting services for both your personal and professional needs. These services encompass access to an extended team of experts, including accountants, lawyers, insurance professionals as well as tax and estate specialists who will work with us  to gain a total perspective on your wealth management needs and provide valuable guidance and customized solutions that will form part of a complete and seamless wealth management strategy.



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If you are holding investment accounts at multiple financial institutions, consider consolidating them.  Consolidation can help you manage your money  more efficiently and effectively, thereby simplifying your life and providing you access to more comprehensive advice to give you confidence in your future financial security.