Alexandra Horwood is a goal-based wealth professional with an unsurpassed work ethic, and focuses on strategies to lower her clients’ tax bills. Acting as an integrated life and wealth coach for her clients, she provides hyper-personalized advice on all facets of financial well-being.
She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts & Business, and a major in Legal Studies from the University of Waterloo, and had co-op placements at Franklin Templeton Investments, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Research in Motion (now Blackberry) and Microsoft. Alexandra then joined Richardson Wealth (formerly Richardson GMP) in 2010. She quickly rose to become the youngest Director, Wealth Management, Portfolio Manager in the firm.
Alexandra volunteers her time and resources to Toronto community outreach efforts and actively supports global and national causes for the advancement of women, children and youth, microfinance and entrepreneurship, education, homelessness, and prison ministry. Alexandra mentors many young financial professionals and encourages women to lean in to their careers, with the goal to keep more women in the industry and narrow the gender wage gap.
Beyond the firm, Alexandra is married to Andrew James and they have two children, Mason (6) and Sydney (4), who are both budding entrepreneurs with their own mini-businesses. They are excited to intern once they are old enough to do the coffee runs.
Getting to know Alexandra:
Favourite quote: “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Theodore Roosevelt
Favourite book: Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
Favourite sports team: Toronto Raptors
If I could meet anyone, past or present, it would be: Warren Buffett
Favourite food: my mom’s Christmas turkey dinner