Kevin Nimchonok, CFP

Senior Financial Advisor

With my decade and a half experience in the financial industry field I have gained considerable expertise in managing the financial futures of professionals, business owners, senior executives and wealthy retirees. In 1996, I started at Loring Ward Investment Counsel, a financial firm specializing on the needs of high net worth individuals. In 2002, I began the process of acquiring my own financial practice and have spent the past decade helping individuals and families achieve their financial goals under my steady guidance. I double-majored at the University of Winnipeg in chemistry and economics, and so have both a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science degree. Sports is another passion of mind and I am an avid golfer, hockey player, and mountain biker. My athletic pursuits culminated in the past in becoming a nationally ranked tennis player and provincially ranked squash player. I am involved in numerous charities but spend most of my free time with my wife and two young sons.

Shane Kirby, BA

Regional Wealth Planner

As a Regional Wealth Planner, Shane Kirby facilitates the delivery of wealth planning reports. Using a needs-based approach, Shane works with our clients to not only gather pertinent financial information, but more importantly, to identify issues and help our clients articulate and document their goals to build a plan that meets their complex needs. Working with the support of the wealth planning team, Shane delivers a strategy that addresses retirement planning, cash flow management, risk management, business planning and estate planning.

Shane became part of CI Assante Private Client in 2001. His experience in wealth planning and financial services spans over 20 years. First, he was a member of the Sales and Service team in Central Ontario, where he formed strong relationships with advisors and their teams. This led to the role of Private Client Manager in April of 2004 as well as Regional Wealth Planner in 2009.

Shane holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Carleton University.

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. 

Dilmini Bonas , TEP, LL.B

Regional Vice-President, Wealth Planning

As  Regional  Vice-President,  Wealth  Planning,  Dilmini  works  closely  with  our  high  net  worth  clients  to  identify  issues  and provide complex, tactical wealth planning support that complements  their  wealth  plans.  Dilmini  has  a  particular  focus  on  estate  planning  and  wealth  transfer  strategies  for  business owners, professionals, and other affluent individuals and families. 

Dilmini   joined   CI   Assante   Private   Client   in   2019   after   practicing  estates  law  in  private  practice.  During  her  time  in  private  practice,  she  worked  both  as  an  estate  planning  lawyer  and  represented  clients  in  estate  litigation  matters.  Dilmini  assisted  clients  with  establishing  and  implementing  individualized   estate   plans   that   prioritized   their   wishes   and views with respect to legacy building. As a litigator, she represented beneficiaries, estate trustees, and guardians for property and personal care. Dilmini has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario. 

Dilmini is a lawyer with a Bachelor of Law degree  from the University  of  Birmingham  (UK)  and  a  Bachelor  of  Science  degree  from  York  University.  She  is  a  member  of  the  Law  Society of Upper Canada  and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. 

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