Meet our team

Robert McDermott FMA, FCSI
Director, Wealth Management, Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor

Robert joined Richardson Wealth as a partner in 2014, having begun his career as an investment advisor with Merrill Lynch in 1999, shortly before it was acquired by CIBC Wood Gundy. As a portfolio manager and Vice President, Robert focuses on strategic asset allocation, quarterbacks our overall wealth management process and coordinates our team of professionals to meet and exceed our clients’ financial objectives. Robert’s designations include the prestigious Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), the Financial Management Advisor (FMA), and the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).

Craig D. Basinger , CFA

Director, Asset Management, CIO

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Craig Basinger is the Chief Market Strategist at Purpose Investments. With over 25 years of investment experience, Craig combines an educational foundation in economics & psychology with years of experience in both fundamental and quantitative research. A long term student of the markets, Craig’s thoughts and insights can be seen in Market Ethos publications and is a regular contributor on BNN. 

 

Craig and his team bring a transparent and cost efficient approach to investment management.  The team provides asset allocation OCIO services and directly manages over $1 billion in assets. The team manages dividend mandates, quantitative risk reduction strategies and asset allocation services.

 

James Price , CFA

Director, Capital Markets and Investment Products

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Jamie is the Director of Capital Markets and Investment Products at Richardson Wealth. In this capacity, Jamie helps advisors and clients build portfolios and navigate a crowded universe of investment products. In addition, Jamie contributes the writing of our market commentaries, including the daily Launch Pad, to keep our advisors and clients well informed. Jamie graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours BA in Economics and Geography in 1997 and started in fixed income the same year working on the Bond Desk at First Marathon Securities, which was later acquired by National Bank Financial. Jamie joined First Associates in 2003, which evolved into Blackmont Capital and then Macquarie Private Wealth. He was appointed Vice President, Fixed Income, in 2005 and became a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder in 2006. A year later, he was appointed Director of Fixed Income. Jamie’s experience in the bond world makes him well positioned to contribute to the macro strategy of the asset management team. Jamie Price, as a portfolio manager, is the lead manager of the Connected Wealth bond strategies.