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Understanding a True Fiduciary

By Mark Barnicutt on May 11th, 2021

“In a client’s best interests” is a phrase heard often in the financial industry. While many investment advisors simply talk about this concept, fiduciary financial advisors have a moral and ethical duty to live up to it. So what makes a...

Application of Impact Investing

By Loren Francis on May 5th, 2021

Whether saving for a rainy day or creating wealth for the benefit of the next generation, investing by its nature is about the future.  At HighView we take a goals-based investment approach, and as wealth architects, we look to design an investment...

Alignment of Portfolio with Goals

By Greg Rodger on April 19th, 2021

An architect wouldn’t design a custom home for a family without first asking many questions about what the homeowners are hoping to achieve (e.g. size, budget, form, and function).  And the process of designing an investment portfolio should be...

Preserving Accumulated Wealth

By Mark Barnicutt on April 8th, 2021

OVERVIEW The market volatilities of the past year have served as a strong reminder that investing in a globally, intertwined economy is not without risk; risk that can be managed if portfolios are structured prudently, but still risk. For affluent...

Virtual family office: 101

By Mark Barnicutt on April 1st, 2021

A Virtual Family Office (VFO) is a family office model that harnesses the experience, dedication, and loyalty of your established group of independent advisors to provide the comprehensive wealth stewardship affluent families require. This model...

Understanding the Real Costs: Important Questions to Ask your Investment Advisor

By Mark Barnicutt on March 19th, 2021

When you are choosing an investment counsellor to manage your ongoing investments, it can be challenging to get a full picture of the costs involved. Of course, there is a fee associated with any investment firm – but what about all those other...

HighView’s Measurement of Investment Performance for Transparency and Consistency

By Greg Rodger on March 12th, 2021

It may come as a surprise to many that there are different ways to calculate investment returns and that it is possible to see a negative investment return for your portfolio when the underlying investments have actually generated positive returns....

Successful Transitioning of Family Wealth

By Mark Barnicutt on February 19th, 2021

Challenges for Family Wealth The creation of family wealth takes years of dedication, sacrifice, and hard work. Because of this, no family wants to be in a position where they need to create their wealth twice. Instead, they are desperately seeking...

Building Sustainable Family Wealth For Future Generations

By Mark Barnicutt on January 29th, 2021

You’ve worked hard to get where you are. You’ve built your wealth over time and now you want to ensure it will last for future generations. You already know how difficult creating wealth is, but you may just be realizing that preserving it comes...

Resolve to improve your financial and investment life in 2021

By Dan Hallett on January 8th, 2021

The rollercoaster that was 2020 has slipped into the rear view. So many of us are looking forward to a happier and healthier 2021 and beyond. The turn of the calendar is also a time of resolutions for many. Once the financial planning basics are...

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