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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TORONTO, July 8, 2020 /CNW/ - Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd. ("Assante") is pleased to announce that Tina Tehranchian, Senior Wealth Advisor in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is the first Canadian to be selected as Top Senior Wealth Advisor of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals ("IAOTP").
"On behalf of our colleagues at Assante, I congratulate Tina on her well-earned recognition as a Top Senior Wealth Advisor with the IAOTP," said Sean Etherington, President of Assante. "Her impact on the community cannot go unmentioned as she's helped Canadians become more financially savvy and made extensive contributions to charitable causes – all while establishing herself as a trailblazer in finance, traditionally a male-dominated space."
The IAOTP names a select few members as Top Senior professionals in each discipline based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field and contributions to their communities.
"As a woman of diverse cultural background, being the first Canadian recognized by the IAOTP for this accolade feels especially momentous," said Ms. Tehranchian. "I'm passionate about helping Canadians navigate their finances and giving back to the community, especially through female-to-female mentorship and as a volunteer board member and fundraiser for a number of charitable organizations."
In addition to being named Top Senior Wealth Advisor, Ms. Tehranchian has been recognized through multiple awards, including the following:
* Female Trailblazer of the Year Award – Wealth Professional Awards (2020): Finalist * Canadian Advisor of the Year Award – Wealth Professional Awards (2020): Finalist * 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™) – Tina 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.
Since 2000, Ms. Tehranchian has assisted in raising over $2 million for various charitable organizations, including donating her time and expertise to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. She has served as a Director and Trustee of distinguished charitable and non-profit boards and currently holds the position of Planned Giving Consultant for The Donor Motivation Program and Director of Art Canada Institute.
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It was a pleasure to be a panelist on the Advisor Discussion Panel at the 2018 Mindpath Advisor Philanthropy Conference co-presented by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners GTA Chapter.
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 Canada.
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”.