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Assante Wealth Management’s Jim Durnin has made this year’s Wealth Professional Canada Top 50 Advisors list

Online PR News – 06-March-2020 – Toronto, ON – Assante Wealth Management’s Jim Durnin has been included in Wealth Professional Canada magazine’s annual Top 50 Advisors report, spotlighting 50 of the best advisors working in the Canadian wealth management industry today.

Before entering wealth management, Durnin spent 14 years in the computer industry, designing networks and doing project management. It wasn’t until 1994 that he decided to make a career change to follow his passion for investing after receiving a job offer from his own financial advisor. “I decided, with my wife’s support, to resign from the computer industry and start practicing professionally what I loved to do as a hobby since I was a teenager,” Durnin says. “I became his partner in 1998 and then started my own practice in late 2002.”

Now Durnin has hit the 25-year mark in the financial industry and recently saw his AUM surpass $221 million. He’s currently in the process of building out a new office space to expand his team’s capabilities. “Superior client service has been a primary goal of mine since I started the practice,” he says. “This expansion will set the stage for our continued evolution.”

“In total, this year’s Top 50 Advisors are managing more than $16 billion worth of assets, improving on last year’s total by close to $6 billion,” says the Wealth Professional team. “Once again, this year’s list contains advisors from across the country, representing seven different provinces; British Columbia narrowly surpassed Ontario for the first time this year with the most advisors on the list (17 versus 15). The years of experience amassed by this year’s Top 50 Advisors ranges from five to 37, highlighting both the current strength and the bright future of wealth management in Canada.”

For the full report see issue 8.01 of Wealth Professional Canada magazine out now. To view the list and to find out more about Durnin click HERE: https://www.wealthprofessional.ca/special-reports/top-50/top-50-advisors-2020/324946.


Wealth Professional is Canada's leading independent publication dedicated to financial planners and advice professionals. A key business resource, Wealth Professional provides news, opinion and in-depth analysis of trends and developments affecting the industry. Wealth Professional also offers a series of industry reports that recognize the achievements of key individuals and businesses such as Young Guns and Women of Influence, as well as providing the latest in business best practice in a continually evolving industry.