Financial Advisor and Financial Planner in Ottawa

Welcome. This website is designed to assist prospective clients in gaining an understanding of the financial planning work I do within my role as a financial advisor in Ottawa, and to act as a portal for existing clients to some of the information available to them.

If you are a prospective financial planning client, I encourage you to take a moment to browse through our client testimonials and to read through the frequently asked questions. I considered some of the questions that prospective clients have asked in the past about me or Assante, and wrote out responses that apply directly to my financial planning practice and how I do things as a financial advisor.  Also, you may want to look at some of my most recent articles and interviews in the media on financial planning issues.

Thank you for visiting my web site. Please contact our team at your convenience.

David Phipps, CFP, CIM
Senior Financial Advisor


Senior Financial Advisor Biography

For more than 25 years, David has been a financial advisor helping individuals and families achieve their financial planning goals, by providing advice on Investment Planning; Insurance Planning; Tax Planning; Retirement Planning; Estate Planning; Intergenerational Wealth Transfer Planning; and Education Savings Planning. Working with a network of highly skilled professionals in Ottawa he is dedicated to providing high-quality advice and integrated wealth management solutions that simplify and enhance the quality of his clients' lives.

David became a licensed financial advisor in 1993 with Manulife Financial in Ottawa. He completed the Chartered Financial Planner and Chartered Life Underwriter designations in 1995, Registered Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planner designations in 1996, Professional Financial Planning Course and Branch Manager's Course in 2002, Retirement Plans Associate designation in 2004, Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner in 2006, and Chartered Investment Manager in 2012. In addition to his financial planning training, David has a BSc and MA from the University of Guelph.

David served for five years on the National Best Practices Committee of Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, and has served as the Best Practices Chair and Professional Conduct Chair for Advocis in Ottawa. In these roles, his mandate was to provide leadership to other financial advisors on ethics and best practices. David is also a CFP Ambassador for the Financial Planners Standards Council, and has been quoted as a financial advisor on financial planning issues in both the national and local media, including the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Wall Street Journal, CBC Radio, CBC Television, CTV News, Canadian Economic Press News, Ottawa Business Journal, TD Performance Magazine, Advisors Edge Magazine, Forum Magazine, Forever Young News, and Commerce Times.

David is a member in good standing of the Financial Planners Standards Council, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and the Canadian Securities Institute.

David has volunteered with the Ottawa Humane Society and Big Sisters Big Brothers Ottawa. Resident in Ottawa since 1992, David, his wife Natalie, and son Jake share a passion for the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Insurance products and services are provided through David Phipps.