TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/18/13 -- Editors Note: There are seven photos accompanying this press release.
BMO has some of the leading personal finance and retirement planning experts in the country. They are available throughout December, January and February to provide insight and commentary on a wide variety of topics, including:
-- Retirement planning and building a solid retirement strategy.-- What is on the minds of investors this RRSP season?-- Insulating your investment portfolio against market volatility.-- How do Canadians feel about the markets this year vs. last?-- Canada's Boomers account for close to one-third of the population and are retiring in increasing numbers. Are they prepared? How might changes to the CPP affect them?-- Seventy per cent of Canadians don't know what they hold in their RRSPs. What's the optimal mix - mutual funds, exchange traded funds, stocks, GICs?-- Investment and tax strategies for all ages and income levels.-- Where should Canadians put their money? Making sense of a myriad of options such as: RRSPs, RESPs, RDSPs, TFSAs, etc.-- Strategies for balancing risk, borrowing to contribute to an RRSP and converting RRSPs into RRIFs, within a retirement portfolio.-- How to get a clear picture of how much money is needed for retirement.Dr. Amy D'AprixLife Transition ExpertBMO Financial Group
Amy is a gerontologist and social worker who began working with caregivers and seniors more than 30 years ago. She leads BMO's Take Charge of Your Retirement, Women and Money and Estate Planning workshops across Canada and works with people to explore the social aspects of retirement and how they link with the financial implications.
Areas of expertise:
-- Finding purpose and meaning in retirement-- Essential conversations-- Preparing for unexpected life events-- Caring for ageing parents-- Importance of having choice, flexibility and control in retirement
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Chris ButtigiegSenior Manager, Wealth Planning StrategyBMO Wealth Institute, BMO Financial Group
Specializing in retirement planning for over 15 years, Chris is a thought leader within the BMO Wealth Institute. He brings together the latest retirement research and delivers leading-edge retirement products, tools and services to help Canadians better plan for retirement.
Areas of expertise:
-- Retirement planning and building a retirement strategy-- Recent developments in public and private pension plans-- Travelling in retirement-- Retirement income/pension strategies
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Domenic GallippiHead of Term Investment ProductsBMO Bank of Montreal
Domenic oversees the family of BMO and Advisor's Advantage Trust GICs, specializing in market-linked GICs, investment strategies, product development and performance monitoring.