Fraser McDowell, CFP, CPCA
Certified Financial Planner
Fraser McDowell has served clients in the financial planning industry since 1993. As a Certified Financial Planner and graduate of the Canadian Securities Course. He has always strived to put the needs of the client ahead of any individual product. Taking a planning approach to the relationship rather than a sales approach all aspects of a client’s financial picture are addressed.
As a specialist in the area of career transition and the integration of business and personal financial planning, he has developed tax and cost efficient strategies for hundreds of clients.
Fraser is also a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA), which involves successfully completing a robust 24 module course introducing the health, social, financial, and legal aspects of aging. From a physiological aspect of aging, to housing, care-giving, grief and loss, retirement, end of life planning, nutrition and fitness, elder abuse, ethics, spirituality...and more. All CPCA's must agree to abide by a Code of Professional Responsibility, placing your needs first, and committing to the provision of relevant and respectful service.
Fraser’s clients number over 300 individuals, families and small businesses. Directly and through strategic referral relationships Fraser strives to help with all aspects of a client’s financial affairs from drafting an overall financial plan, risk management, creating a customized investment portfolio using sophisticated software then building this portfolio using the industry’s best money management. Active investment management, tax and risk minimization are strictly followed. Finally, estate planning and lifestyle choices are carefully addressed.
Corporate and Government Clients:
Fraser McDowell, along with an associate, has conducted seminars and workshops on financial planning and career transition for several groups and corporations for many years. We currently average about 3 per month for groups ranging from 20 To 100 people and have found ourselves in high demand as speakers.
I am dedicated to working with my clients to understand their personal financial goals, develop sound financial strategies and create a successful plan to obtain those objectives. This will enable you as a client to achieve what is of greatest importance to you. Whether your objectives favour capital appreciation, income, or both, I can tailor a program to fit your specific needs.
Phone: 604.468.0888 - Extension 45
Executive Assistant to Fraser McDowell
Marina has been working with Fraser assisting in client satisfaction and trouble-shooting since 1996. She grew up and was educated in Calgary and learned the office environment early. She travelled extensively in the 80's which included living in Australia for 4 years. She worked for presidents and CEO's in various office environments.
Marina's biggest asset is working in investor relations and marketing. Continuous people contact and ensuring satisfaction she attributes as the most important aspect of her job. She has resided in Vancouver since 1989 where she married and had two children. She's very involved with their extra-curricular activities and volunteers at their school. On a more personal note, Marina enjoys travelling, home decorating, walking and most importantly, just hanging out with her family.
Phone: 604.468.0888 - Extension 35
Stefanie has been part of our team since 2007, bringing along with her 13 years’ experience in customer service environments.
Stefanie has a warm disposition and genuine interest in our clients’ health and wellbeing. As such, don’t be surprised if Stefanie gets to know you by name, starts to memorize what you like in your coffee, and learns more about your interests when you come into our reception while waiting for your appointment.
Aside from being responsible of her domain of the reception area, Stefanie helps prepare files and assists other team members with a variety of administrative tasks.
Stefanie’s keen nature and friendly demeanour make her a wonderful member of our team.