Our team

 

Bashar Kamel CIM®
Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor
Tel: 403.440.1260

As an advisor, Bashar is trusted for his intuition and investment expertise. His clients understand every investment decision is backed by research and viewed within a wider context of how it aligns with their goals and values. It’s a skill set he has cultivated over the past 27 years in the industry.

Bashar developed an interest in stock picking at a young age and with guidance from a friend’s father started investing straight out of high school. At the time, engineering school seemed like a sensible path but his interest in the financial markets didn’t fade so Bashar opted to study Business and Managerial Economics at the University of Calgary. He joined TD Greenline (now TD Waterhouse) in 1994 as a discount broker and associate, before moving to a small boutique firm in 1999 called Acumen Capital Partners. From there Bashar moved over to Dundee Wealth (later bought by Echelon Wealth) as an investment advisor and portfolio manager. Drawn to the independence of Richardson Wealth, Bashar brought his practice to the firm in 2021 to best serve clients and meet their needs.

Bashar has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and his Certified Investment Manager designation. He’s also a licensed life insurance provider. When he's not working with clients, Bashar likes to stay active by playing sports, spending time with family and travelling anywhere with a beach.

Tammy Torvik FMA
Associate
Tel: 403.440.1261

Tammy is the key frontline support for Bashar and a touchpoint for client interactions. Since joining Bashar in 2019, Tammy has assisted with administrative work and helped orchestrate trades.

Tammy fell into the industry by accident but was instantly drawn to the ever-changing aspect of the work and its dynamic pace. She spent her early years in the industry at the Alberta Stock Exchange and worked on firm trading desks before moving into administrative roles in the early 1990s. After 26 years at RBC Dominion Securities and Echelon Wealth, Tammy joined Richardson Wealth alongside Bashar Kamal.

An avid learner, drawn to whatever catches her interest, Tammy studied Oil and Gas Production Accounting at SAIT and Travel and Tourism at Medicine Hat College. In recent years, she’s discovered running and loves finding new routes. She also enjoys going for long walks.