Our team

The members and partners in our team have extensive experience in their respective areas and work seamlessly together.

Francis Sabourin
Director, Wealth Management and Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor
Tel: 514.989.4844

Distinguished Advisor Award (prix Conseiller émérite)

Financial Planner and Portfolio Manager, Francis Sabourin, Director, Wealth Management at Richardson Wealth, was awarded the Distinguished Advisor Award (prix Conseiller émérite) for the year 2016 by the publication Finance et Investissement, highlighting the good performance of his portfolios, both equal to or higher than the benchmarks, while minimizing the risks, thereby focusing on good capital protection. The Advisor of the Year Award is designed to recognize an advisor with at least 20 years of experience, who has marked the financial industry with a unique and remarkable practice. Francis celebrated 25 years of practice on October 5, 2017.

Winner of an award at the Wealth Professionnal Awards for a 5th year in a row

Among the most highly prized awards of excellence in the Canadian financial world, the Wealth Professional Awards are designed to recognize leaders in the wealth management industry and honour their contributions and outstanding achievements in Canada's financial industry.

Against this backdrop, in addition to taking home the top award of Global Advisor of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2019, Francis took home the award for the Discretionary Portfolio Manager of the Year for 2018. In 2020, Francis won the Silver Award for Advisor of the Year - Alternative Investments

Bachelor's degree

After obtaining his B.A. in Economics and Finance at McGill University in 1992, Francis earned the designation of financial planner from the Institut québécois de planification financière in 1999.

Wealth and Portfolio Manager

Today, Francis is the Director, Wealth Management and Portfolio Manager at Richardson Wealth in Montreal. The Francis Sabourin Group’s clientele is constantly growing.

A visionary, Francis developed the Vision ● Planning ● Guidance (VPG) approach to help clients achieve the personal and financial goals most dear to them.

More than 25 years of experience in the securities industry

Prior to joining Richardson Wealth in November 2006, Francis worked as a financial advisor at various brokerage firms, including Groupe Option Retraite and Merrill Lynch Canada, now CIBC Wood Gundy.

A go-to source valued by the media

Francis has published and collaborated on several articles and videos in Finance et Investissement's magazine and Web content. He participated in the LaPresse.ca weekly column "Sur le radar.”

Francis is regularly quoted in the popular blog Conseiller.ca, the Wealth Professional journal and Canal Argent, among others, for his opinion on various current financial issues.

As a speaker, Francis has participated in thematic round tables including one entitled: "Stratégies de transmission du patrimoine: une approche avant-gardiste pour faire passer son client à l'action." The presentation delivered in Montreal and Quebec City was intended for an audience of financial planning stakeholders, such as lawyers, notaries, tax accountants, financial advisers and financial security experts.

Active philanthropic involvement

Francis is well known for his commitment and his multiple achievements within various community organizations.

At the Fondation Collège Bourget in 2007, in addition to being its administrator, among other roles, he served as honorary chair of the Bal de l’avenir, raising over $90,000 for the Fondation.

Francis is a former member of the board of directors of the Fondation des Jeux du Québec, Sports-Québec, and a current member of the Canadian Olympic Committee. He was a major contributor to the growth of the philanthropic program Placements Sports and its predecessor, Portefeuille Sportif Québécois.

Francis was one of the governors of the 51st finale of the Jeux du Québec held in Montreal in summer 2016.

Hossein Ghaffari Aram
Portfolio Analytics Assistant
Tel: 514.981.5797

"Creating sustainable competitive advantage for our clients in their investment portfolios, in an ever-evolving market environment is my passion."

Hossein is a Portfolio Analytics Assistant conducting research to support the development of investment strategies and identifying investment ideas for inclusion in the portfolios. Before joining Richardson Wealth in 2017, he evaluated African PPP and infrastructure projects for private investments.  

Hossein graduated as a top student from the University of Tehran with a Bachelor of Industrial Management with mathematics background. He earned an MBA from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University and holds the Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Kristopher Quesnel-Bedard
Associate
Tel: 514.981.5744

“Our clients can count on having a professional handling on their day to day operations.”

 

With almost a decade of experience in banking, finances and customer service, Kristopher understands better than most the importance of maintaining smooth day to day operations for clients’ accounts. A graduate in mathematics, statistics and analytical economics, he prides himself on providing professional and courteous customer service.

Francis Sabourin
 
"We simplify the lives of our clients"