Michael Hadford, CFP

Branch Manager

Planning for your financial future is more than just looking at numbers. To me, it's the people and dreams behind the figures that matter the most.

As an Assante advisor, I can help you gain peace of mind and achieve your dreams for the future. Whether it's a worry-free retirement, saving for your children’s education, fulfilling a lifelong ambition, running a prosperous business or leaving a legacy to your loved ones or a cherished cause, I can work with you every step of the way.

Managing your wealth can be complex and time-consuming. I can simplify your life by addressing all aspects of your financial well-being from investments and insurance to tax and estate planning. Supported by a team of professionals including lawyers, tax accountants and financial analysts, I can help you make the right decisions about your wealth, and help you build the future you desire.

If you are looking for a financial solution that will simplify and enhance your life, please contact me for a confidential consultation.

Designations and Work History

Certified Financial Planner professional at Assante Financial Management Ltd.
April 1997 - Present

As a member of the Financial Planners Standards Council, I adhere to the standards set by this organization. Certified Financial Planner® certification is the industry gold standard in financial planning. CFP professionals are the largest identifiable body of licensed financial planners in Canada with over 17,500 individuals meeting the strict standards of this designation. Since financial planning is not regulated in most Canadian provinces, anyone can call themselves a "financial planner"; but not everyone who refers to themselves as a planner is indeed qualified. In the absence of government regulation, Canadians seeking competent and ethical financial planning services should look for the CFP mark. CFP certification provides assurance that the planner is committed to internationally-recognized professional standards of competence, ethics and practice as set and enforced in Canada by FPSC.

These standards include:

  • Completion of education in financial planning;
  • Successful completion of rigorous standardized examinations;
  • Financial planning work experience; and,
  • An ethical commitment to putting the client's interest first.


CFP professionals are also held to ongoing rigorous standards through FPSC's continuing education requirements and enforcement processes.

Financial planner at Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
December 1991 - April 1997 (5 years 5 months)


The University of Calgary
B.Sc., Minor in Management, 1987 – 1991


Investing, Financial Planning, Skiing, Scuba, Travel

Jerry Arienzale

Financial Advisor


Assante Financial Management Ltd. | Associate Financial Advisor to Michael Hadford, May 2011 to Present 

Independent Financial Consultant, October 2009 to April 2011

Dundee Private Investors | Investment Fund Representative, October 2001 to September 2009

Profund Investments | Financial Advisor, August 1995 to August 2000

Personal Business development, Investment and Retirement Planning.


Mount Royal University

EQC., Environmental Technology, 1984 to 1987

Professional certificates. Registered with the ASC. IFIC certification, 2nd level certificate with Alberta Insurance Council. Previously registered with, BC securities commission, Saskatchewan Securities commission.

Activities and Societies

  • MRU Student Union Faculty Representative
  • Team official Calgary Minor Soccer association
  • Previous Certifications with Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists

Personal Interests

  • Nature
  • Skiing
  • Travel
  • Amateur Soccer & Hockey

Groups and Associations

Coach with Northside Soccer Association

Affiliated with Crowfoot Hockey Association

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