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Our family has had the privilege of being a client of Don Emond at Assante for the past 18 years. During those years we have experienced both instability and growth in the financial markets. Without Don’s experience and knowledge helping us we would not have been able to secure the financial success we now enjoy. Even more importantly as our young sons grew into adulthood, Don made a big impact guiding them to be fiscally responsible about their financial futures. Today we can appreciate just how important that first appointment with Don was years ago. We thank him for his patience, knowledge and advice and always being there when needed.
My wife, Cathy, and I have known Don as our financial planner since 1996. We started a plan and stuck to it through some very trying markets, with Don’s guidance. Now in 2015 Cathy and I have been retired for a year and a half. My parents also became clients of Don’s in 1997 entrusting their pension funds to Don and lived a comfortable retirement. Although my dad has passed away, my mother is doing well financially. My confidence and friendship with Don and his associates developed over the years has prompted me to recommend numerous colleagues from Cameco to also entrust their retirement funds with them. Over the past 19 years, they have always been there for my family and friends when needed, and that is truly hard to find.
I’ve known Don Emond personally and professionally for a quarter of a century, and in that time, he has consistently impressed me with his knowledge, professionalism and compassion. With a degree of expertise and integrity that has earned him the respect of his peers and the loyalty of his clients, Don has an uncanny ability to convey complex concepts in such a manner that they’re made perfectly clear and understandable to those not as well versed in investment. It is this ability to educate his clients in a meaningful yet unobtrusive manner that truly makes Don an exceptional advisor. Over 20 years ago, Don moved his practice not only to the village he grew up in, but into the very house, and he has carried on the remarkable legacy of community involvement and support so firmly established by his parents. Don has served on community boards, sponsored and coached local sports and is a past member of municipal council. I am pleased and honoured to provide this reference for Don and wish him continued success.
I met Don Emond ten years ago and together we initiated an investment plan for my family’s future. His years of experience and genuine caring of each individual’s needs has afforded me the retirement I was looking for and also covered the education costs and future financial needs of my three children. He always answered any of my questions and concerns with knowledge of the industry and advice that would best suit my goals and comfort level. I owe this man a debt of gratitude, for without Don’s expert advice I would not have been able to navigate my way through the uncertain times experienced by the financial markets over the past decade. I do not hesitate in recommending Don Emond to anyone.
In the fall of 1997 we had our initial meeting with Don Emond to discuss plans for our financial future. Don has proven himself as a source of knowledge and sound guidance. We have found Don to be an excellent financial planner, teacher and guide regarding what is best for us and our life situation to grow and manage our financial wealth over the long term. Don is more than a financial advisor. He is an ethical man exemplifying integrity, respect, and trust in his profession, his community and family.