Just as a health care professional can help you keep fit, consulting an Investment Advisor contributes positively to your financial health. Staying in regular contact with your Investment Advisor increases your chances of building wealth and achieving your financial goals faster, to adopt better savings habits and to look forward to your retirement with confidence.

The impact of your Investment Advisor on your life is valuable so it is important to know how to choose them.

We suggest the following four-step method to help you make your choice.

1. Know yourself

With any level of income, it is important to establish a strategy in order to reach your financial goals which may include travel, the arrival of a first child, the purchase of a car or home, education, start a business, plan for retirement, etc.


The first steps are to identify your needs and to assess your financial position. Take stock of the overall state of your finances, as you will have to discuss these issues with your Investment Advisor. Create a financial statement using resources such as the tool provided by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).


Start to consider the type of support that you would like from your Investment Advisor.

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Building a Relationship of Trust


Trust is built over time. Early in your search for an Investment Advisor, a few basic checks will help quicken the process before entering into this type of partner relationship.

2. Telephone interview

Many clients of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. (IAS) Investment Advisors connect by word of mouth. Ask around if someone can recommend an Investment Advisor to you. All IAS' Investment Advisors are registered with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).You can learn more about an advisor by visiting the IIROC web site.

After this initial verification, contact Investment Advisors by telephone to get an impression of their professionalism and quality of contact established. Check the following with each Advisor :

  • How many years have they worked in this field?
  • What is their training? Their area of expertise?
  • With which organizations are they registered?

3. Short meeting in person

Following your telephone conversations, you should be able to reduce your list to a few names. Request of each a meeting of up to 30 minutes in order to confirm if there is a good chemistry between you.

  • Clarify how to establish communication with the Investment Advisor
  • Ensure that the Investment Advisor educates themselves about your financial situation
  • Clarify how the Investment Advisor is paid

Our independence at your service

Our business model based on our advisors' independence an autonomy, one of the greatest advantages we offer our clients. 

Our advisors select from the best financial products in the industry to provide you with personalized, performing and secure solutions. 

Their goal is to reach you goals!

4. Choice of Investment Advisor

After these short meetings, you will certainly have an idea of which Investment Advisor inspires the confidence for you to enter into a business relationship with them.

An IAS Investment Advisor will be pleased to answer your questions.

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