Become a FundEX Advisor

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From where you are to where you want to be

Whether you’re just starting out as an advisor, looking to grow your book or thinking about a succession plan, FundEX is the place for you. As one of Canada’s leading independent wealth management firms, we’re committed to helping you put your clients first – we do this by way of leading-edge digital platforms, online tools and practice management resources that enable you to provide your clients with a superior level of service.

I’m starting

My situation

  • I'm dedicated to helping my clients grow their wealth and achieve financial freedom
  • I value my independence and want to provide unbiased financial advice
  • I'm looking for compensation that reflects my efforts and potential
  • As an entrepreneur, I have a lot of initiative and ambition

The FundEX advantage

  • Our independent structure allows you to choose the products and services that are right for your clients
  • Our highly competitive payout model enables you to build your practice as you see fit
  • We offer financial support if you are looking to acquire a book of business
  • We help you reach your potential by pairing you with a seasoned advisor who offers coaching and support
  • We provide in-depth training and development programs that are tailored to your needs

We have a high level of trust in the management team, which has been a true pleasure to work with – particularly during the transition of our practice.

Isaac Musial
Partner, Wealth Advisor

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I'm growing

My situation

  • I’m an experienced advisor looking to join an established firm that will help me take my practice to the next level
  • I’m looking for the technology that supports me in managing my book more efficiently
  • I want to grow and increase the profitability of my business
  • As an entrepreneur, I want to join a firm that allows me the freedom to manage my business as I see fit

The FundEX advantage

  • We provide tailored coaching to maximize asset growth and elevate your business
  • We offer financial support if you’re looking to acquire a book of business
  • Our practice management team is dedicated to helping increase the efficiency of your practice
  • We provide digital tools and platforms that make it easy for you – and your clients – to do business with us

The management team values and respects my independence, but is always there to provide their support, whether for marketing, operations or compliance.

Stuart Kirk
CIM® Wealth Advisor, Director

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I’m winding down

My situation

  • I’m planning my transition to retirement and would like to join a firm that offers succession planning
  • I'm looking to remain active but sell a portion of my book
  • I’m retiring or getting out of the business and want someone to buy my book

The FundEX advantage

  • We’ll find the right advisor to not only buy your book but maintain the same high level of client service
  • We provide financial support to the advisor interested in buying your book
  • Our in-depth succession planning program supports your short- and long-term goals

Throughout my time at FundEX, David Chapman and his team have always demonstrated that they are truly working in the best interests of advisors and helping us grow.

Carrie Buzminski, CFP®, EPC
Investment Funds Advisor

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A smooth transition

Our experienced transition team will take care of all the details so you can stay focused on your clients. With a full array of tools and programs, such as our advanced digital client onboarding process, we ensure a seamless transfer of your book.

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When I moved to FundEX, the management and advisor support teams were incredible – knowledgeable, friendly and focused on my needs. They were there for me 24/7 and made the whole process straightforward and seamless. A major plus is the ability to obtain client approvals electronically through eSign. I am extremely pleased with my decision to join the FundEX family and look forward to many years with this outstanding firm.

Ron Hickey, CFA, CFP®
Wealth Advisor, Director

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Who we are

FundEX is one of Canada’s most trusted mutual fund dealerships with over $17 billion* in assets under administration. Offering a wide variety of mutual fund and guaranteed investment solutions, our network of over 700 investment funds advisors is dedicated to helping Canadians meet their financial goals through independent advice and superior client service.

At FundEX, our core mission is your success as an advisor. And we believe your expertise, holistic approach to wealth management and personal commitment to the clients you support and advise are key to ensuring each one reaches his or her investment goals.

*As at December 31, 2019.

Backed by 125 years of strength and stability

FundEX is owned by iA Financial Group, a renowned financial services provider since 1892. One of the largest publicly traded companies in the country, iA Financial Group serves more than four million clients and has over $181 billion* assets under management and administration.

*As at December 31, 2019

Industry-leading digital tools

In today’s technology-driven landscape, it’s critical for you to have access to integrated, user-friendly digital tools to enhance your clients’ experience, streamline business processes and bring greater efficiency to back office operations and compliance procedures.

At FundEX, we take pride in our commitment to providing advisors like you with industry-leading technology so you can stay one step ahead of your peers and deliver the convenience and value clients expect. Our full suite of progressive digital tools include:

 

Client portal

This intuitive, mobile-friendly site is easy to use and provides clients with all the information they need to track their investments and securely exchange documents and messages with you.

Advisor portal

Our user-friendly interface provides single-sign-on access to all of our digital tools.

  • Mirror access to the client portal
  • Electronic signature management
  • Secure exchange of documents with head office and clients
100% digital processing

If you are or want to be fully digital, you’ll be right at home when you join FundEX. We offer:

  • Digital account opening and transactions
  • E-signature functionality
  • Secure online document exchange
  • Bar-coded, automated imaging system
  • Client electronic fund transfer capabilities
  • 100% paperless office capabilities
Advisor dashboard

Our powerful and easy-to-navigate advisor dashboard is fully integrated with Univeris, putting everything you need to know about your business and clients at your fingertips.

Geolocation dashboard

Bring a new level of efficiency to planning client meetings – both in the office and in the field – with client segmentation and sorting by geographic area.

Planning tools & calculators

Our investment, savings, tax and other calculators will help you build, monitor and update financial plans and create customizable reports to help clients understand how they’re progressing toward their goals.

Segmentation tool

This client segmentation tool is linked to Univeris and offers a range of features and capabilities not typically found in other similar tools in the marketplace.

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Compensation and account options

FundEX offers attractive compensation with full support for commission- and fee-based advisors:

  • Competitive grid with weekly compensation.
  • High payout model lets you keep more of what you earn and determine your own unique expense structure.
  • Wide range of account options – nominee, client-name and intermediary –  to suit the way you and your clients wish to do business together. 
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Best-in-class research

When you join FundEX, you’ll have access to a deep pool of in-house and third-party research to help you make the right choices for your clients’ portfolios. Our resources include:

  • A recommended funds list with detailed analysis of each mandate
  • Monthly mutual fund reports offering insights on current and developing trends
  • Special reports on cash management and fund-of-fund solutions
  • Regular market and economic commentary from some of the industry’s most respected portfolio managers and economists
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Development and support

We’re dedicated to our advisors’ success. That’s why we offer regular professional development opportunities and ongoing support, including:

  • Annual best practice conferences and roadshows
  • In-person and virtual training programs for advisors and support staff
  • Access to in-house CE credits
  • Practice Management teams that provide ongoing training and support
  • Head office managers who can assist with all aspects of your book
  • FundEX Advisor Council (FAC) acts as an important conduit between advisors and head office

Contact Us

Get in touch to learn more about the benefits of joining the FundEX family of independent investment fund advisors.

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Rob Corbett

Vice President, Sales & Business Development

Phone
Office: 905-305-1651, Ext. 1240
Mobile: 647-227-6118

rcorbett@fundex.com

Address
400 Applewood Crescent
3rd Floor
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 0C3

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Gus Tsagogeorgas

Director, Business Relations and Development

Phone
Office: 905-305-1651, Ext. 1271
Mobile: 416-602-9856

GTsagogeorgas@fundex.com

Address
400 Applewood Crescent
3rd Floor
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 0C3