Meet our team

Simon Partington CIM®, CFP®
Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor
Tel: 416.969.3179

Simon began his career as an Associate at Richardson Partners Financial in 2005 where he learned the business through experience, continuing education and Professional Designations. In 2009 he partnered with a seasoned advisory team and worked through a six year succession plan which saw their practice double in size.

Simon takes a holistic approach to Wealth Management and conducts in depth assessments regarding the needs and potential risks facing successful families, professionals, and business owners. Simon places a high priority on Tax & Estate Planning and providing a high level of service and comfort to clients as he helps guide them through various life events to ensure a seamless transition, whether it be, divorce, selling a business, managing an inheritance or adjusting to the financial changes brought on by retirement. Simon’s key roles also include asset allocation and investment selection with a disciplined process for buying and selling North American securities. More recently, Simon has been incorporating various Alternative Investments and non-traditional, non-correlated investment opportunities to reduce risk and volatility and achieve superior risk adjusted returns over the longer term.

Simon obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Professional standards are high on Simon’s agenda and he has earned both Chartered Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designations. Currently he is working towards his Chartered International Wealth Manager (CIWM®) designation. Simon is also Insurance Licensed which helps round out the Wealth Planning Approach. Simon enjoys working with different charities and over the last 12 years of living in Toronto he has been involved with Sheena’s Place, Regent Park Gala and East Coast Connected.

Irina Korolev QAFP
Associate Wealth Planner
Tel: 416.969.3171

Irina joined Richardson Wealth in 2014. As a resourceful problem solver, Irina enjoys conceptualizing solutions to challenging situations. Working with Simon and the specialists in the Tax & Estate Planning Team, Irina develops holistic financial plans that can help our clients achieve what matters most to them. She communicates with clients' accountants, and creates tax packages in order to take the tax season pressure off our clients’ shoulders. Irina is a licensed Investment Representative and Insurance Agent. She is responsible for identifying the insurance needs of our clients, and actively works with our in-house insurance specialist Jason Middleton to determine how those needs impact their current financial plans, and what options are available.

 

Irina holds a Bachelor of Economics from Kazan Federal University in Russia, and has also successfully graduated from the Business Administration program at George Brown College, specializing in Financial Planning. Irina continuously strives to enhance her knowledge of the financial industry, completing multiple financial courses from Canadian Securities Institute. She is currently studying for her Certified Financial Planner designation, in order to better meet the needs of clients.

Brenan Formosa
Associate Investment Advisor
Tel: 416.941.6740

Brenan Formosa is focused on providing personalized service to our clients and has a passion for generating new ideas that lead to wealth creation and capital preservation. Brenan incorporates both fundamental and technical analysis into his investment strategy. He enjoys working with high-net-worth clients who have complex financial, tax, and estate planning issues and believes this is a core value add to clients.

While studying Finance at the Rowe School of Business, Brenan started working at Richardson Wealth in January 2015 as a Co-Op student in both the Toronto and Halifax offices. These experiences were invaluable to Brenan’s professional career as he’s become well aligned with Richardson Wealth’s core ideals, practices, and beliefs. Throughout university, Brenan maintained an active role in both the Dalhousie Investment Society and the Dalhousie Real Estate Society. Brenan is licensed to trade options and is also a CFA Level III Candidate with the goal of obtaining his Portfolio Manager designation.

In Brenan’s personal time, he stays active by playing golf, hockey, and softball.

Grace Finlayson
Associate
Tel: 416.969.4766

Grace started at Richardson Wealth as a temporary assistant in 2018 and has been with the firm ever since. Originally from Australia, Grace has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours from Queensland University of Technology.

She has a wide range of administrative and communication skills from her experience in wealth management, publishing and education. Grace has completed the Canadian Securities Course and is an IIROC licensed Investment Representative. Grace’s focus is on administrative organization and overseeing all team projects. She enjoys problem-solving and always aims to provide clients with exceptional wealth management services.

Outside of work, Grace volunteers as a foster parent for rescue dogs and loves exploring the Canadian outdoors.