Sergio Vial CFP®

Senior Financial Advisor

A financial advisor with over 25 years of experience, Sergio has been assisting business owners, self-employed professionals, individuals and families develop sound financial and estate plans. He and his team have dedicated themselves to hard work and providing full service to each and every client.

Sergio completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) 1989 and has completed his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation. He is a member in good standing of the Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC).

Born and raised in Westboro and a resident of Manotick since 1991, Sergio is married and has two adult children. He is an avid cyclist, skier and golfer. Sergio supports charities such as Habitat for Humanity, End Breast Cancer, The Snowsuit Fund, Children's Wish Foundation and CAN FUND (Canadian Athletes Now) as well as being involved in several community and cultural activities.

Alan Agostini

Alan joins Sergio’s team and brings with him 15 years of investment experience from a variety of proprietary trading and private investment firms.

Prior to joining Assante Wealth Management, Alan worked as an investment/insurance advisor for Quadrus Investments and London Life. He joined Sergio’s team in Spring 2014.

Already licensed for investments and insurance, Alan is working towards acquiring the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation. He will be tasked with helping Sergio produce wealth and retirement projections, providing research towards top quartile investments and of course, insurance.

Alan is always available to provide you with quotes for personal insurance as well as business-owned group benefit plans. Please feel free to contact him directly.

Extended Wealth Planning Services

 

Brent Steele, B.Comm., CPA, CA, CFP

Vice-President, Wealth Planning

As Vice-President, Wealth Planning, Brent Steele works closely with our high net worth clients to identify issues and provide complex, tactical wealth planning support that complements their wealth plans. Brent has a particular focus on tax and estate planning strategies for business owners, professionals, and other affluent individuals and families. Brent joined Assante Private Client in 2001 after holding a senior accountant position with BDO Dunwoody Chartered Accountants. At BDO Brent provided both personal and corporate tax planning advice and compliance to a wide variety of clients. Upon joining Assante, Brent spent his first year as a Private Client Tax Reporting Officer in Winnipeg. Subsequent to this, he transferred to Ottawa where he worked as a Private Client Manager in eastern Ontario for four years. In 2006, Brent transitioned into his role as Regional Vice-President, Wealth Planning and as of 2013 is the Vice-President, Wealth Planning overseeing the delivery of our wealth planning services across Canada by our regional teams. His overall professional experience in wealth planning exceeds 19 years. Brent is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. In addition, he obtained his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and completed both the CICA In-Depth Tax Course and the CICA Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business course. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Canadian Tax Foundation. * With access to a wealth of tools and resources, Assante advisors and their clients are supported by the exceptional investment management team and wealth planning group available through our sister company, CI Investments Inc., and Assante Private Client, a division of CI Private Counsel LP.

Roger Piché, B.Comm., PFP, CIM

Vice President & Investment Counsellor

As a Vice President & Investment Counsellor, Roger Piché provides portfolio management services and his experience to our high net worth clients in the Assante Private Client program. In this role, in consultation with our team’s knowledge of our clients’ circumstances, he determines an appropriate asset allocation to best meet their objectives. He also provides ongoing review of client portfolios, and works closely with our Wealth Planning team to ensure that our clients’ investment plans continue to meet their needs. He brings over 25 years of diverse financial services experience to his role at Assante Private Client. Prior to joining our team in 2007, he held various positions with major banks and trust companies, including estate settlement, and financial and estate planning eat Royal Trust, and roles in business banking advisory, personal lending and investments, and legal/accounting partnership financing at RBC and CIBC. After leaving RBC, he became an independent financial advisor and continued his practice while managing a team of financial advisors throughout Ontario at the province’s second largest credit union. Roger is an Associate of The Institute of Canadian Bankers (AICB), where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Financial Services and the Personal Financial Planning (PFP) designation. Roger is life insurance licensed and holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation. * With access to a wealth of tools and resources, Assante advisors and their clients are supported by the exceptional investment management team and wealth planning group available through our sister company, CI Investments Inc., and Assante Private Client, a division of CI Private Counsel LP.

Dan Stewart, BA, FMA, CFP

Regional Wealth Planner

As a Regional Wealth Planner, Dan Stewart facilitates the delivery of wealth planning reports. Using a needs based approach, Dan works with our clients to not only gather pertinent financial information, but more importantly, to identify issues and to help our clients articulate and document their goals in order to build a plan that meets their complex needs. Working with the support of the wealth planning team, Dan delivers a plan that addresses retirement planning, cash flow management, risk management, business planning and estate planning. Dan became part of Assante Private Client in 2015. His experience in wealth planning and asset management spans over 17 years. It includes Account Executive at Manulife Financial, Training and Development Manager for advisors at Freedom 55 Financial and as a Financial Planner at SISIP Financial Services. For the past 15 years he has taught as a part-time Faculty Professor at Algonquin College where he facilitates courses leading to the PFP and CFP designations. Dan holds a BA (Finance) from Algonquin College. In addition, he holds his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designations. * With access to a wealth of tools and resources, Assante advisors and their clients are supported by the exceptional investment management team and wealth planning group available through our sister company, CI Investments Inc., and Assante Private Client, a division of CI Private Counsel LP.