My Team

Adam Weinstock, Portfolio Manager & Senior Wealth Advisor 

A Montreal native, Adam began his career in the financial services sector in 2000 with one of North America's premier financial institutions. Working in various roles throughout the organization over a 5 year period he spent his last 2 years in their Wealth Management division. In July of 2005, Adam joined ScotiaMcLeod in order to further concentrate on his own clients. 10 years later he has been entrusted to manage over $175 million in assets by his clients. Adam was recognized as ScotiaMcLeod's "Rookie of the Year" in 2006 and as an inaugural member of the firms "Growth Council" in 2010. The majority of his business is with private families, with some mandates for private pension plans as well. Adam believes in building a strong advisor-client relationship, focused on meeting client needs while simultaneously educating them. Adam strives to become his client's personal CFO, providing them with sound advice regarding all their financial matters.

Adam's investment philosophy can be summed up simply as "income investing". He believes that all investors should be paid for the use of their capital and that rising investment income is the surest way to ensure a comfortable retirement. Adam's preferred vehicles for consistent returns and rising income are Dividend Growing corporations.

Adam received his education at some of Montreal's finest private educational institutions. He holds a Bachelor degree from McGill University with a Major in Economics and a double minor in Management and Political Science. Committed to continually upgrading his professional skills and credentials to provide a superior level of service to his clients, Adam has completed several industry courses through the Canadian Securities Institute and has earned the Financial Management Advisor (FMA), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) designations.

Adam is currently serving his first of two years as President of the board of one of Montreal's oldest private educational institutions, United Talmud Torah of Montreal Inc. Adam also sits on the board of the Foundation of the School and on the board of the Association of Jewish Day Schools. Adam is a past member of the board of the Maimonidies Geriatric Hospital Foundation and is actively involved in a number of other charitable organizations in the greater Montreal area such as Federation CJA where he is a graduate of their Leadership Development program.

Pina Vari, Administrative Associate

Pina has been a member of the Scotiabank Group since 1990. She has held many roles throughout her tenure with the firm. In 2006 she left the Private Banking division to join the ScotiaMcLeod family. Since then she has held the role of Administrative Associate and regularly fills in as Branch Administrator. Pina started working directly with Adam in mid-2009 and brings to the team years of client service experience as well as a deep background in account administration.

Scotia Wealth Management Specialists

Our team capitalizes on the power of a total financial solution, maximizing opportunities while managing potential challenges. We deliver a strategy capable of closing the gap between where you are today and where you want to be, by drawing on our specialists from across the Scotiabank Group to deliver a complete financial strategy tailored to meet your needs and goals.

Francesco Viviani, Senior Financial Planning Consultant (Scotia Capital Inc.)

Francesco has extensive experience providing financial planning advice to clients with complex and sophisticated needs and goals. He draws on the expertise that he has developed over his 16 years in the financial sector. Francesco graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and attained his Financial Planner’s designation through the Institut québécois de planification financière.

Using a disciplined and analytical planning process, Francesco can work with you and your advisor to develop a highly customized and comprehensive financial plan.

Negar Pishva, Estate & Trust Consultant (The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company)

Negar provides guidance and tailored solutions to meet clients’ estate, trust and philanthropic needs. Clients benefit from customized strategies that align their investment, retirement, philanthropic and estate plans to help ensure financial well-being into the next generation. Negar was sworn in as a Notary in 2012 and has since been providing advice to clients with sophisticated needs.

Natalie Kataroyan, Financial Security Advisor (Scotia Wealth Insurance Services Inc.)

Natalie joined Scotiabank in 2005. She has worked in the financial industry for over 15 years and has extensive knowledge and expertise in both personal and corporate estate planning. Natalie offers her clients, who have unique financial needs and objectives, a personal approach in providing insurance solutions. She employs a comprehensive process to assess clients’ needs and can focus on both personal and corporate insurance solutions to help clients increase their net worth, reduce taxation and secure their wealth.

Marc-Andre Duhaime, Fin. pl., Financial Security Advisor (Scotia Wealth Insurance Services Inc.)

An undeniable team player, Marc-André Duhaime has over 20 years of experience in financial planning. Specializing in wealth transfer strategies for family businesses, he uses his expertise to serve his clients in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Marc-André Duhaime works as an Insurance Solutions Specialist for Scotia Wealth Insurance Services Inc.

Jessica Langlois, Senior Private Banker (The Bank of Nova Scotia)

Jessica Langlois brings over 10 years of banking experience across the retail, commercial, and wealth management platforms. In her role as a Senior Private Banker she delivers personalized, discrete banking, credit and financial counsel to select clients.

Ms. Langlois creates sophisticated banking packages and a full suite of personalized credit solutions for her clients and their families. She then draws on a team of internal and external experts who assist with investments, customized credit structures, commercial banking, and domestic and international trust products to create a uniquely personalized banking experience.

Theoharis (Harry) Vouitsis, Business and Family Wealth Specialist (Scotia Capital Inc.)

Harry is a trusted and highly experienced consultant to accomplished business owners and affluent families on matters associated with transition and wealth. He helps guide families through the unique opportunities and challenges they may be facing in the areas of wealth, tax & estate planning, philanthropy, family governance and business succession planning by taking time to thoroughly understand specific goals and objectives

As both an accountant and a lawyer, Harry has a broad perspective of the income tax laws allowing him to deliver integrated tax and estate planning solutions taking into account both the client’s business and personal goals. Harry is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a member of the Quebec Bar Association. He has completed the CICA In-Depth Tax Course and is currently working towards obtaining a Family Enterprise Advisory (FEA) designation.


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