Watson Investments operates in accordance with controls and policies set in place by our governing bodies. Although separate entities, we work side-by-side to mitigate risk and safeguard our client’s assets.
Your Trusted Fiduciary Advisors
Peter Watson (our founder) and Jennifer Watson (managing partner) are associate Portfolio Managers, equipped with the highest level of licensing in the industry. With their leadership, our team of Financial Advisors provides investment recommendations and comprehensive wealth management strategies to create diversified investment portfolios.
Aligned Capital Partners Inc. (ACPI)
Our Investment Dealer
Aligned Capital Partners Inc (ACPI) is our dealer. ACPI provides support for investment advice, and management and monitors the Watson team’s ’ practices and processes. In addition, ACPI works in partnership with the Carrying Broker.
CI Investment Services (CIIS)
Our Carrying Broker
The CI Investment Services is our carrying broker that secures all your investments and assets. CIIS is a separate entity from Watson Investments. Their responsibility is to execute all trades, withdrawals and transfers between accounts and monitor these requests. All transactions will appear on your monthly statements from our investment dealer, ACPI with CIIS as the custodian. CIIS is a member of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) and like other Canadian banks, must comply with the regulations set in place by the governing bodies to protect your assets.
Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO)
Effective January 1, 2023, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) combined to form Canada’s new self-regulatory Organization, now known as the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO). CIRO governs all investment and mutual fund dealers. Their rules and regulations were established to protect investors and ensure their member firms managing your investments are complying with the highest level of standards. CIRO regulates the Watson team (your investment advisor), Aligned Capital Partners Inc. (our investment dealer) and CI Investment Services (our carrying broker).
Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF)
The Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) ensure that cash balances, securities, and other property the firm is holding for its clients are returned to them, within certain limits, if the member firm becomes insolvent.