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Wellington-Altus Private Counsel Inc.


201 Portage Avenue , 25th Floor
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3K6
(833) 274 - 4765

Principal Contacts

Derek Clusiault
Vice-President, Private Counsel Operations
Tel: (204) 515 - 5654

Client Minimums

No private client minimum has been specified.

No private institutional minimum has been specified.

Types of Accounts Managed

  • Private Individual / Investor
  • Family Office
  • Institutional Investor - Pension Plan

Provinces of Business

  • Alberta*
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba*
  • Ontario*
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

* indicates a physical location in this province

Welcome to Wellington-Altus Private Counsel Inc.

Wellington-Altus Private Counsel Inc. is a subsidiary of Winnipeg-based Wellington-Altus Financial Inc., the parent company to one of the fastest-growing wealth advisory companies in Canada. With more than $20 billion in assets under administration, and offices across the country, Wellington-Altus identifies with larger, independently focused investment advisors and portfolio managers and their private clients.

Our Private Wealth Counsel provides a fully-integrated wealth management service to ultra-high and high-net-worth private clients, endowments, foundations and institutional firms. This includes portfolio design, tactical asset allocation, a fiduciary and outsourced chief investment officer service, advanced tax and estate planning, insurance, philanthropy, and centralized reporting.

As a client we will work with you to instill confidence that your wealth will last for your lifetime and beyond—whether that be here in Canada or abroad.

Advanced Wealth Management

Many investment advisors and managers focus their efforts on outperforming a particular benchmark. While this works well in a rising market environment, it can be catastrophic to a portfolio during large market corrections such as what transpired during the 2008 financial crisis and the 2020 COVID19 economic shutdown.

We differ by utilizing an approach to managing wealth that has been deployed for years by family offices and multi-family offices. It begins with a planning-led process whereby we partner with the client in identifying what their specific goals are for their family’s wealth. It is then followed by the design of a road map on how best to achieve these objectives while taking as little risk as possible.

The end result is that we are able to add a level of predictability and some certainty around the client’s financial future and what they hope to achieve. This can include tax-minimized wealth transfers, cross-border retirement, or as simple as ensuring enough is saved to preserve a certain lifestyle during retirement.

Goals-based, Risk-managed Investing

When it comes to our investment portfolios, each one is custom built according to the specific goals and objectives of the client while minimizing the associated risk. This is completed through the use of multiple strategies that can include a combination of our own in-house risk-managed fund, exchange traded funds and exclusive access to world-class external managers at institutional pricing. Portfolio risk is managed through an overlay of diversified tactics such as Dynamic Asset allocation, Risk Parity, Low Volatility, Alternatives, Passive and at times Private Equity that have proven to provide downside protection during volatile times.

While our portfolios primarily consist of institutional pooled funds and ETFs, we have the ability to segregate security holdings in order to minimize the tax impact of transitioning an existing portfolio and/or those looking for a high level of customization. We are also currently servicing clients in the U.S. through our managed RIA program.