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 almost $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

John Kelleway

John Kelleway

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

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

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Frederic Paquette

Fred Paquette

Executive Vice-President, National Business & Sales

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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.

John Kelleway

President, iA Private Wealth

John’s singular focus is to help independent, entrepreneurial advisors create and preserve wealth for individuals, families and business owners. He is passionate about educating, supporting and enabling advisors, particularly in the areas of practice management, operations and risk management.

A seasoned investment industry executive, John has worked in progressively senior roles over the past 25 years. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as iA Private Wealth’s Senior Vice-President & Head of National Sales. Before joining executive management, John worked as a senior investment advisor and branch manager.

John holds the Financial Management Advisor (FMA) and Fellow of CSI (FCSI) designations.

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

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

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

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

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, 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.

Fred Paquette

Executive Vice-President, National Business & Sales

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.

Stacie Fisher

Regional Vice-President, Ontario, iA Private Wealth

Stacie is a motivated and results-oriented sales professional with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. An expert in business development for fee-based programs, she is a recognized leader in helping financial advisors acquire the skills to effectively move potential clients from prospects to advocates.

Prior to joining iA Private Wealth, Stacie held a number of senior management positions that leveraged her extensive knowledge of investment solutions, wealth creation, multi-channel sales penetration and sales team leadership.

Stacie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Ryerson University.

Geoff Wilkinson, MBA

Regional Vice-President, iA Private Wealth

A former financial advisor with over 25 years of experience in sales leadership, Geoff contributes to the success of iA Private Wealth by managing and mentoring entrepreneurial and independent advisors. He provides guidance and direction on growing their practices, building and strengthening relationships with advisors and creating a spirit of partnership. Geoff continuously seeks opportunities to enhance operational effectiveness and fosters a sense of team unity among colleagues and advisors to help ensure that everyone is working towards a common goal.

Geoff possesses a deep understanding of customer expectations, objectives and motivations. He also adheres to a stringent risk assessment and monitoring process of global environmental dynamics to determine their influence on Canada’s financial system and the resulting impact on investors.

Prior to joining iA Private Wealth, Geoff spent more than 20 years working in progressively senior roles at HollisWealth. He holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business.

Mark Neale

Regional Vice-President, British Columbia, iA Private Wealth

An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Mark is dedicated to helping independent, entrepreneurial advisors build and grow their practices by achieving the highest level of client service.

Mark began his career in the life insurance industry in 1982, moving to the investment industry in 1998. In addition to his current role, he has served as an advisor and sales manager, and for a time was the owner of a successful mutual fund dealer.

Mark is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and has sat on the boards of a number of charitable organizations, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon and the Community Foundations of Canada.

Frédéric Dayan, CFA

Regional Vice-President, Quebec & Eastern Canada, iA Private Wealth

Frédéric is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. As Regional Vice-President for Quebec and Eastern Canada, he acts as an intermediary between iA Private Wealth advisors and the firm. His main goal is to ensure that advisors are set up for success and have access to industry-leading tools and guidance, with the end goal of ensuring clients reach their long-term investment and wealth management objectives. 

Frédéric joined iA Financial Group in 1996 and is a CFA charterholder.