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William Brown
Daisuke (Dice) Shimakawa, PFP
Samia Beg, MBA
Daniela Leung, CFP

Tel: 416-359-6833

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

William (Bill) A. L. Brown, CFP, CIM, FCSI

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Investment Advisor

Tel: (416) 359-6833

Fax (416) 359-4206


Bill started and ran two businesses before joining Nesbitt Burns in 1996. Embracing the entrepreneurial spirit, Bill felt his best opportunity was in the burgeoning investment business and has never looked back. In his over 15 years as an Investment Advisor, Bill has not only built a successful book of business with a small and efficient team, he has kept up with the changing environment with numerous accreditations including CFP, CIM and FCSI and his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ® designation. He is able to offer his clients Options trading and is also able to provide investment advice to US residents and corporations along with being an Associate Portfolio Manager. Bill earned the Vice President title in 2005 and Branch Manager in 2006.

From 2011 to 2013, Bill took on the role of Manager, National Sales and was named Senior Vice President and Managing Director. Bill sits on the board of directors of Nesbitt Burns Securities Limited. He was also one of the founding members of a group of senior managers and Investment Advisors who developed Nesbitt Burns’ strategy to define a great client experience, and in 2013 renewed his focus on helping his clients build, manage, and protect their wealth.

Bill attended Upper Canada College and then graduated from the University of Toronto. He is an avid sailor and hunter and enjoys all aspects of the outdoors, particularly being near water. He and his wife Sandy reside in North York which is part of the GTA. They have three kids, Lauren, Andrew and Kennedy.