On March 22, 2021, CI Assante Wealth Management (“Assante”) congratulates Tina Tehranchian, Senior Wealth Advisor in Richmond Hill, Ontario, on being named Senior Wealth Advisor of the Decade for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (“IAOTP”). She is the first woman and the first Canadian to receive this honour.
“This is well-deserved recognition for a truly outstanding advisor,” said Sean Etherington, President of Assante. “Tina is a leader in our industry, highly committed to serving her clients and the community through education and charitable endeavors. Her long record of success is an inspiration not only to advisors, but to all professionals.”
The IAOTP recognized Ms. Tehranchian for her achievements, dedication and the pursuit of excellence in every aspect of her business over three decades as a professional advisor. She is one of just two people to have received this award in the history of the organization. Ms. Tehranchian was also selected as Top Senior Wealth Advisor of the Year by the IAOTP in 2020.
“I am truly honoured to receive this recognition from the IAOTP,” said Ms. Tehranchian. “Being named the Top Senior Wealth Advisor of the Decade is a huge honour in itself but being the first woman and the first Canadian to receive this distinction is a truly humbling experience for me, especially as 2021 marks my 30th year in this business. I do look forward to the day that we can have as many female advisors as we have male advisors. I believe this is an exceptional career for women and not only Canada, but the entire world would benefit from more representation by women in this field.”
A financial advisor since 1991, Ms. Tehranchian specializes in assisting business owners and self-employed professionals grow their wealth and develop sound financial and estate plans. She is also an expert in devising charitable tax planning strategies and helping philanthropic Canadians multiply their bequests to charities while reducing their taxes and leaving greater inheritances for their beneficiaries.
Ms. Tehranchian lends her time and expertise to supporting the community, serving as Planned Giving Consultant for The Donor Motivation Program, as a member of the Fundraising Advisory Board of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and as chair of the ONE LIFE gala committee, a fundraiser in support of the Foundation. Since 2000, she has helped raise over $2 million for various charities and has served on the boards of The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Mackenzie Health Foundation, the Fort York Foundation, Seneca College, Art Canada Institute, and the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation, among others. She has taught personal financial planning at Centennial College’s Centre for Entrepreneurship for over 10 years and is often interviewed by major media outlets on her areas of expertise.
Ms. Tehranchian’ s accomplishments have been recognized through numerous awards, including:
• Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 (2020) - Winner • CanadianAdvisor of the Year Award – Wealth Professional Awards (2020): Silver Winner • Financial Adviser of the Year Award – Women in Finance Canada (2019): Winner • The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award (2019): Winner • Assante Community Leadership Award (2019): Winner • Brilliant Minded Women Foundation’s Award for Supporting the Arts (2017): Winner • Iranian Canadian Council’s Inaugural Simorgh Award for outstanding contribution to the Iranian Canadian community (2016): Winner • Businesswomen Network of York Region’s Award in Community Engagement and Philanthropy and Literacy (2016): Winner • Senecans of Distinction Award (2013): Winner • Distinction – FP Canada™ Fellow (formerly Fellow of FPSC™) – Ms. Tehranchian is among the first-ever group of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professionals in Canada to receive the Fellow of FPSC™ distinction from the Financial Planners Standards Council in 2011. This is a distinction that formally recognizes individuals who have helped advance FPSC's vision of seeing Canadians improve their lives by engaging in financial planning.
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On December 2, 2020, CI Assante Wealth Management (” Assante”) announced that Senior Wealth Advisor Tina Tehranchian has been selected as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 winners by Women’s Executive Network with an Intact Professional Award. Ms. Tehranchian is the first Assante advisor to receive this prestigious award.
“I am deeply honoured to be recognized by such a worthy organization”, said Ms. Tehranchian. “I’m a big believer in the power of women supporting women. There has never been a doubt in my mind that women can achieve whatever they set their minds to. These awards celebrate the achievements of top Canadian women leaders and inspire the future generation of Canadian women to reach new heights in their careers and continue to advocate for diversity in the workforce.”
The WXN Intact Professional Awards recognize women who are leaders within their organizations. Nominees have included women who have served on their firm’s executive committees, founded their own professional services firm, and/or worked in a leadership role at a professional or national level. “Tina is an accomplished financial advisor, a role model for her community, and someone who truly champions her clients, colleagues, and women in this industry,” said Sean Etherington, President of Assante. “This well-deserved recognition speaks to Tina’s leadership and dedication.”
Ms. Tehranchian is a Senior Wealth Advisor at Assante Capital Management Ltd. with 29 years of experience. She specializes in assisting business owners and self-employed professionals in building wealth and developing sound financial and estate plans, and in helping philanthropic Canadians with charitable tax-planning strategies.
Past winners of the WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards include some of Canada's most iconic female trailblazers, such as: author Margaret Atwood; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut, and neurologist; Christie Clark, former B.C. Premier) Arlene Dickinson, CEO of Venture Communications; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather Reisman, founder, and CEO of Indigo; and Kathleen Taylor, Chair of the Board of Royal Bank of Canada.
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I am truly honoured to be the Silver Winner of the Wealth Professional Awards Canadian Advisor of the Year Award. To be a finalist for this award is a great recognition in itself but winning the Advisor of the Year of the Award is a truly humbling experience given the quality of the other finalists and the fact that they represent the best of the best in the wealth management industry. This year Assante Wealth Management was also the Silver Winner of the Wealth Professional Awards Multi-Office Advisor Network/Brokerage of the Year Award, which is a testament to the excellence of our firm.
Wealth Professional Awards is the leading independent awards event for the wealth management industry. Over 20 categories recognize excellence and highlight the outstanding achievements of those in the business – including wealth professionals, financial advisors, advisory brokerages, fund providers, and more. The award process includes an industry-wide call for nominations, research, finalist submissions, and winner selection by a judging panel comprising independent experts in the wealth management and financial services industries.
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Tina Tehrancian, Claudia Harvey and Ingrid Laederach Stevens, three of the Canadian Contributing authors to the America's Leading Ladies who Positively Impact Our World book, hosted a Canadian book launch on March 5th, 2020.
From left to right: Claudia Harvey, Tina Tehranchian, Ingrid Laederach Stevens
Tina Tehranchian was the recipient of an award from The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) in the community category. Nominations were received from 56 different countries and provided a vivid look at the inspiring work that women - and men - around the world are doing to support the economic empowerment of women. The recipients cover a wide range of activities on six continents.
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Dave Barrow, Mayor of Richmond Hill, Tina Tehranchian, Karen Merk, and Jordan of Meridian Credit Union.
Tina Tehranchian has been selected as a Finalist for Female Trailblazer of The Year, Outstanding Philanthropy and Community Service and Tina Tehranchian Team has been selected as a finalist for the second year in Top Independent Advisor Office (10 Staff or Fewer) category in the 4th annual Wealth Professional Awards, the premier independent awards in the wealth management and financial advisory services industry in Canda.
Winners in all 23 categories will be selected by a panel of industry experts and announced on May 31, 2018 during a stellar black-tie awards ceremony at The Liberty Grand Toronto hosted by 'TV's funniest woman' Jessi Cruickshank.
"The finalists are the best of the best," said Chris Davis, Event Director of Wealth Professional Awards. "They demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Success stories like theirs are the lifeblood of the wealth management industry."
"My team and I are truly honored to be selected as finalists in three categories for the Wealth Professional Awards", said Tina Tehranchian. "We thank the panel of judges and we are truly thankful to our clients for believing in us and supporting us every step of the way, as our success would not have been possible without them".
We are honoured to received the 2018 Professional Services Award from the Richmond Hill Board of Trade
(Left to Right: Sibel Coskuner, Andrek Satkunarajah, Shazieh Khan, Janine Purves, Tina Tehranchian, Fiony Lau, Megan Pirhadi) Absent: Janice Smith
Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves of the Assante Capital Management Ltd. branch in Richmond Hill, located at 9130 Leslie Street, won the Richmond Hill Board of Trade?s Business Achievement Award in the Professional Services category on March 1, 2018 at the Business Excellence Awards Gala. This award recognizes businesses that exemplify professionalism and integrity, and includes, but is not limited to: law; medical; dental; accounting; financial services; insurance; real estate; and other professional service providers.
The Richmond Hill 2018 Business Achievement Awards celebrate excellence and acknowledge leading local businesses and their commitment to Richmond Hill?s future by distinguishing outstanding achievements in the Professional Services, Hospitality, Non-Profit, and General Awards categories. The winners are chosen by a panel of judges and have to meet eligibility criteria in the following areas:
The Assante Capital Management Ltd. branch in Richmond Hill was founded in 1996 by Tina Tehranchian and has since been owned and managed by her. Janine Purves joined this branch in 2003, and together, they and their teams have grown the business to become one of the leading Assante Capital Management Ltd. GTA branches. ?While success in business and providing unparalleled service to our clients have always been of utmost importance to us,? says Tina, ?giving back to the community has also always been and will be a core value at this Assante Capital Management Ltd. branch in Richmond Hill. We are truly honoured to have received this prestigious award and to have been recognized by the Richmond Hill Board of Trade for our achievements.? Janine added, ?It takes an amazing staff to help us meet all our goals to enhance the lives of our clients and our community. The teamwork and commitment of the whole team in our branch has been incredible.
The Business Excellence Awards Gala is the Richmond Hill Board of Trade?s largest and best-recognized event of the year. Awards are given to the winners in each category. The judges select qualified nominees amongst hundreds of candidates in each category, and, of the qualified nominees, one or a maximum of two in each category are selected as the winners and awarded at the Gala.
The 27th Annual Business Awards Gala took place on Thursday March 1st, 2018. The winners amongst the 18 finalists chosen by the judges were announced then, and Richmond Hill Mayor David Barrow, who also attended the event, presented the Mayor?s Award.
At the Assante Capital Management Ltd. branch in Richmond Hill, we are honoured to have been considered and have received the 2018 award in the Professional Services category and extend our congratulations to all of our fellow finalists and all the winners in the different categories.
On November 17, 2017, in an elaborate fundraising gala organized by The Brilliant Minded Women Foundation, at Riviera Parc banquet hall in Concord, Tina Tehranchian, received an award for supporting the arts.
Other award winners in 2017 included, Honorable Dr. Jean Augustine, PC, CM, CBE (Life Time Achievement Award), Tracey Moore (Best Community Service Award), and Fran Rider (Global Excellence Award).
The Brilliant Minded Women Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose primary focus is to advance post-secondary education by providing publicly available scholarships and bursaries to female students throughout Canada. In addition, the foundation provides coaching and mentorship to the selected students that receive our assistance.
The scholarship program is designed to assist and recognize the achievements of women that are making a difference in their communities. These individuals have displayed a personal drive to pursue academic excellence, leadership and/or entrepreneurship.
From Left to Right: Christopher Mei (MC), Agata Klimczak (Founder of the Brilliant Minded Women Foundation), and Honourable Jim Diodati, Mayor of Niagara Falls.
Tina Tehranchian and Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan
Ian Dejardin, CEO of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Tina Tehranchian, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan, and Kim Good, Associate Director of Development at McMichael
Tina Tehranchian received the City of Vaughan's Volunteer Recognition Award on April 27, 2017 for her volunteer work with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection since 2010. Tina has served on the Board of Trustees, as Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and Founding Chair of the annual Moonlight Gala fundraiser which has resulted in becoming the highest revenue generating event in McMichael's history. Tina is committed and passionate about building and supporting access to the Art of Canada.
DEC 2ND, 2016
On December 2nd, 2016, The Iranian Canadian Congress presented the first annual Simorgh Gala to celebrate the contributions of the Iranian Canadian community to Canada's multicultural society and recognize the hard work and dedication of our community leaders, the movers, and shakers, those who have passionately worked for many years to improve the lives of their fellow community members and helped to enrich the quality of life and culture of the community at large.
Tina Tehranchian was among the first group of seven community leaders, who received the Simorgh Award. Other recipients of this distinction were Soheil Parsa (a Dora Award winning director, writer, dramaturg, choreographer, teacher and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal), Houshang Shans (philanthropist and partner of a successful investment company which helps incubate start-ups in Toronto), Ahmad Tabrizi (president and founder of Parya Trillium Foundation, the first Iranian Community Centre in Canada, and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal), Yasamin Dadashi (executive director of Omid Foundation Canada), Shadi Mousavi Nia (youth advocate and member of the Premier's council on Youth Opportunities), and Morvarid Zare Zadeh (president of the Iranian Students Association at York University). Several dignitaries from the three levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal) and from different Canadian political parties were present at this gala, including Andrea Horvath (leader of Ontario's NDP), Majid Jowhari (MP, Richmond Hill), Ali Ehsassi (MP, Willowdale), Gila Martow (MPP, Thornhill), Jagmeet Singh (MPP, Bramalea-Gore-Malton), Godwin Chan (Councillor, Town of Richmond Hill), Karen Cilevitz (Councillor, Town of Richmond Hill), Vito Spatafora (Deputy Mayor, Town of Richmond Hill). Simorgh is an ancient bird of Persian mythology that symbolizes many qualities. Although the stories of this bird are both symbolic and profound, the message is simple: unity and love. As the 12th century Persian poet and theoretician of Sufism, Attar of Nishapur, beautifully explains in "The Conference of the Birds", it was the solidarity among the birds that gave them the courage to survive and find their way.
Community Engagement & Philanthropy Award – Tina Tehranchian Assante Capital Management Ltd. Presented by: Julia Munro, MPP, York Simcoe
Literacy Award – Tina Tehranchian Assante Capital Management Ltd. Presented by: Sandra Humfryes, Councillor, Aurora
From left to right: Francesco Sorbara, MP, Tina Tehranchian, Deb Schulte, MP
On April 28, 2016, Tina Tehranchian, branch manager and senior financial planner at Assante Capital Management Ltd., won two awards at the second annual awards gala held by the Business Women’s Network of York Region (BWNYR) at the Manor in Aurora. Her awards were in the categories of “Community Engagement and Philanthropy” and “Literacy”.
The BWNYR’s second annual awards gala honoured several York Region business women with awards in different categories, including start-up, innovator, marketing, customer service, community engagement and philanthropy, health and wellness, literacy, small business owner, young entrepreneur, professional, mentorship, and networking awards.
“I am thrilled to win these two awards, and thank the Business Women’s Network of York Region for honouring me and for holding this impressive awards gala to recognize outstanding businesswomen in York Region”, said Tina Tehranchian when asked about the awards that she received. “While I have been promoting financial literacy in different ways and have been involved in my community and raised funds for the causes I truly care for over the years,” she added, “I never expected to receive an award for something I am really passionate about, which makes these awards even more special for me”.
The gala was well-attended by members and guests as well as a number of dignitaries, including Francesco Sorbara, MP (Vaughan – Woodbridge), Deb Schulte, MP (King-Vaughan), Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP (Oakridges, Markham), and Mayor Geoffrey Dawe (mayor of Town of Aurora), among many others.
About Tina Tehranchian – Tina Tehranchian, MA, CFP, CLU, CHFC is a senior financial planner and branch manager at Assante Capital Management Ltd. in Richmond Hill. Tina is a FELLOW of FPSCTM and is widely featured in the national media as a financial planning expert based on her experience in this field since 1991. She established her office in Richmond Hill in 1996 and has been an active member of the York Region community ever since.
Tina has served as a director of the Markham Board of Trade and JVS of Greater Toronto, the treasurer of the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation, a governor of Seneca College, a trustee of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, a director of Mackenzie Health Foundation (formerly York Central Hospital Foundation) and Fort York Foundation, chair of the board of IC Network, chair of the governance and nominating committee of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Committee of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and the governance and nominating committee of Mackenzie Health Foundation.
About the Business Women’s Network of York Region – The Business Women’s Network of York Region was created in 2014 by a group of women entrepreneurs as an organization for businesswomen to connect through networking. It provides a way for businesswomen to share challenges and successes and help others through mentorship programs, as well as serve one another in York Region.