Albert Lai, CFP, FCSI, FMA

Financial Planning Advisor

Albert joined Assante Financial Management in February 1997 as a Financial Analyst and was promoted to Branch Manager in 2001.

 Albert graduated from the University of Toronto and has over 17 years of investment and financial planning experience.  He holds the Certified Financial Planner designation and also the Financial Management Advisor designation.  In 2007, he was awarded the distinction of Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute, the highest honour and most senior credential in Canadian financial services.

Albert is also a member of the Financial Planners Standards Council and the Canadian Securities Institute, and is insurance licensed.

As a Financial Planning Advisor, Albert takes an integrated approach to financial planning, providing simplicity, clarity, and total financial health management.  His comprehensive review process includes tax and investment planning, risk and insurance management, estate, education and life planning.

Albert works with his team of lawyers, accountants and estate specialist to identify opportunities and strategies to help clients achieve their goals and objectives. Albert brings knowledge, experience and resources together with ethics and integrity. 

Albert also authored a comprehensive financial planning software in 2003, and lectured in areas of effective financial planning.

Alfred Lam

Senior Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, CI GAM | Multi-Asset Management

Alfred Lam joined the Investment Consulting team at CI Global Asset Management (CI GAM) in 2004 and is actively involved in manager selection and oversight, product development, asset allocation and currency management of CI GAM’s managed solutions. He leads a team of investment experts who monitor the portfolio managers and the funds’ portfolios to ensure they are adhering to their mandates and performing within expectations and oversees approximately 32 billion of assets invested in customized managed portfolio solutions* for our clients. Alfred previously held the role of Senior Manager of the Investment Management Team at CIBC Securities. He has an MBA from York University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Alfred is a member of the CFA Institute and the Toronto CFA Society.  

* With access to a wealth of tools and resources, Assante advisors and their clients are supported by the expertise of an investment management team and wealth planning group available through our sister company, CI Global Asset Management, and CI Assante Private Client, a division of CI Private Counsel LP. 

Troy Rumpel, CFP®, CLU®

Vice-President, Estate Planning

As Vice-President of Estate Planning, Troy Rumpel is well-positioned to deal with the technical aspects of our clients’ more complex situations. He works to mitigate risk, protect assets, and provide tax deferral strategies and solutions that allow a smooth transition of estate or business assets to the beneficiaries or surviving partners. He provides in-depth information on various insurance products and services that compliment the overall wealth management for our clients.
Troy provides more than 25 years of financial services industry experience with roles of increasing responsibility from advisor to regional manager to vice-president with several leading Canadian insurers prior to joining Assante in September 2004.

He has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designations and is a member of CALU, Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting.

Troy is based in Hamilton and services the province of Ontario as well as looking after the Assante Estate & Insurance Services field teams across the country.

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