iA Securities & HollisWealth* are now iA Private Wealth

We are excited to introduce our new company name, iA Private Wealth. The new name is designed to better reflect the essence of what our advisors do – provide holistic wealth management solutions tailored to the unique needs and goals of investors across Canada.

Please take a few moments to browse our newly redesigned and updated website to learn about the many benefits of working with an iA Private Wealth Investment Advisor.

*Refers solely to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada licensed advisors within HollisWealth.

About Us

iA Private Wealth offers tailored wealth management solutions through a network of more than 500 independent Investment Advisor teams. With more than $40 billion in assets under administration, we are the partner of choice for discerning investors across Canada.

Invested in you

iA Private Wealth’s vision and purpose is defined by the promise captured in three simple words: invested in you. Our goal is to be your trusted, lifelong partner, dedicated fully to helping you grow and preserve your wealth and build a legacy of financial success for generations to come.

Over 125 years of strength, stability and trust

iA Financial Group, the parent company of iA Private Wealth, is one of Canada’s largest insurance and wealth management firms. Founded in 1892 and publicly traded since 2000, iA Financial Group has more than $180 billion in assets under management and administration and serves more than four million clients.

Our symbol, the elephant

In 1992, iA Financial Group adopted the elephant as a company symbol. This choice was guided by five shared qualities:

  • Wisdom gained through experience
  • Attentiveness
  • A sense of responsibility
  • Strength
  • Stability

Leadership team

Stephan Bourbonnais

Stéphan Bourbonnais

President, iA Private Wealth

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John Skain

John Skain

Head of Client Experience & Capital Markets, iA Wealth
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, iA Private Wealth (Canada & U.S.)

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Bruno Blouin

Bruno Blouin, CPA, CGA

Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, iA Private Wealth

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Moira Simo

Moira Simo

Senior Vice-President & Chief Compliance Officer, iA Private Wealth

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Frederic Paquette

Fred Paquette

Executive Vice-President, National Business & Sales, iA Private Wealth

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Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Senior Vice-President, Operations, iA Wealth

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Mary-Helen Morra

Mary Helen Morra

Vice-President, Advisor & Client Experience, iA Wealth

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Patti Houghton

Patti Houghton

Director, Marketing, iA Wealth

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Community involvement

iA Private Wealth actively contributes to iA Financial Group’s charitable endeavors. Donation and sponsorship efforts give priority to organizations that aim to improve quality of life, particularly those in the areas of health, social services and children’s programs.

In addition to millions of dollars donated to hundreds of charities nationwide, we proudly support employees who donate their time and skills to local organizations in need.

Stéphan Bourbonnais

Stéphan Bourbonnais

President, iA Private Wealth

A seasoned and proven leader with more than 25 years of financial sector experience, Stéphan Bourbonnais joined iA Private Wealth as President in February 2021. Committed to a culture of collaboration and teamwork, he is focused on ensuring that iA Private Wealth’s Investment Advisors have the support and resources they need to deliver on their goal of securing the financial well-being of Canadians from coast to coast.

Prior to joining iA Private Wealth, Stéphan was Senior Vice-President and Regional Director, Eastern Canada, at TD Wealth Management. In this role, he led all high-net-worth business lines, overseeing investment advisors, portfolio managers, private bankers and the wealth planning team across Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Stéphan also served on TD’s national committee and management committee for Quebec, and held the role of Chair of the Inclusion and Diversity Committee for TD Wealth Management in Quebec.

Previously, Stéphan held senior executive positions at a number of major financial institutions. His breadth of experience covers private banking, insurance, brokerage services, product and investment management, and wealth planning.

Stéphan earned a bachelor’s degree in international business from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and an MBA from HEC Montreal. Since 2018, he has been a member of the Quebec District Council of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

John Skain

John Skain, CFA

Head of Client Experience & Capital Markets, iA Wealth
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, iA Private Wealth (Canada & U.S.)

John’s primary goal is to lead a management team dedicated to ensuring superior outcomes for the capital raising, trading and wealth management needs of the firm’s institutional and retail clients.

He has extensive experience in the development and integration of business processes and tools, focusing on execution and client experience, as well as in providing trade execution, clearing and custody services to introducing brokers and independent portfolio management firms. Over the course of his more than 25 years in the industry, John has worked with various small- and mid-sized companies, helping them develop strategy, achieve operational efficiency and realize business objectives.

John was previously Senior Vice-President of Qtrade Financial Group, which provides wealth management services to the retail public and customers of hundreds of financial institutions. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Penson Financial Services Canada, which was Canada’s largest clearing firm, providing trade execution, clearing, and back office services to over 100 corporate clients. John has also held management roles at TD Waterhouse Institutional Services.

John is a CFA charterholder and earned a B.A. in Economics from York University. He is a member of the board of directors at Invisor Financial Inc. and Forstrong Global Asset Management Inc.

Moira Simo

Moira Simo

Senior Vice-President & Chief Compliance Officer, iA Private Wealth

Moira has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She joined iA Private Wealth in 2019 and is responsible for ensuring that the firm meets a rigorous standard of regulatory compliance.

Prior to iA Private Wealth, Moira held progressively senior roles at HollisWealth, UBS Global Asset Management and BMO Financial Group.

She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Trent University.

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Senior Vice-President, Operations, iA Wealth

Mark has almost 40 years of financial services experience in operations, retail, credit, compliance and customer service. He is a resourceful and proven leader with a long track record of successfully managing and developing large groups of employees. Mark also excels at playing a leadership role with new product implementations and rollouts to clients, both retail and introducing brokers.

Mark has extensive experience working within both branch and head office structures, and is a subject matter expert in all areas of operations, including QI and IRS requirements, as well as CRA rules and regulations. He previously held senior management positions at Nesbitt Burns, Merrill Lynch, Penson Financial Services, and PEAK Financial Group.

Mark has completed a wide range of Canadian and U.S. securities industry courses.

Mary-Helen Morra

Mary Helen Morra

Vice-President, Advisor & Client Experience, iA Wealth

Mary Helen has over 25 years of demonstrated leadership experience in wealth management and banking across all delivery channels. She is highly regarded as a collaborative change leader and coach with a unique ability to pull teams together, create winning cultures and achieve joint business objectives. She has a genuine interest in talent development and is passionate about delivering exceptional experiences to clients, advisors and employees.

Prior to joining iA Wealth, Mary Helen held progressively senior roles at TD Wealth Management, TD Bank and TD Waterhouse Investor Services.

She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Patti Houghton

Patti Houghton

Director, Marketing, iA Wealth

A results-driven marketing professional and high-energy team player, Patti’s mandate is to continue to elevate and build the distinctive brand profile of iA Wealth. Sustained by her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for building productive cross-functional relationships, Patti consistently draws on innovative thinking and strategic, data-driven insights and planning to develop integrated marketing campaigns that achieve results.

Patti has been instrumental in the marketing operations for a number of leading financial services companies, including HollisWealth, Scotiabank, BMO Financial Group, and RBC Insurance. 

She holds a B.A. (Honours) and M.A. in English from the University of Toronto, and a diploma in French Language Studies from the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Bruno Blouin

Bruno Blouin, CPA, CGA

Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, iA Private Wealth

Bruno has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry. He manages a team of more than 20 professionals operating across a wide range of accountabilities, including statutory financial statements, financial performance, accounts payable, budgeting, and strategic analysis. He is also involved in due diligence and the management of IT projects, and serves as CFO for the firm’s U.S. subsidiary.

Prior to joining iA Private Wealth, Bruno held progressively senior roles at a number of major financial institutions, including Desjardins Securities and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Bruno is a graduate of Université Laval and holds the Charted Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered General Accountant (CGA) designations.

Frederic Paquette

Fred Paquette

Executive Vice-President, National Business & Sales, iA Private Wealth

Fred has almost 25 years of experience working for IIROC dealer firms, joining iA Private Wealth in 2012. An experienced and effective executive, Fred has led a number of departments and business lines over the course of his career. In his current role, he is focused on advisor business support and development, recruitment, the portfolio manager program, and Quebec-focused initiatives.

Before joining iA Private Wealth, Fred spent 10 years as Vice-President, General Manager and UDP at Desjardins Online Brokerage. Prior to that, he was a Regional Manager, Eastern Ontario at TD Waterhouse.

Fred graduated from HEC Business School (University of Montreal) in 1993 with a degree in finance and marketing.