In his current role, Tom Van Tighem is responsible for the development of Private Wealth Management team. Tom has significantly contributed significantly to the growth of this group from 82 practices in 2014 to nearly 200 today. These teams provide holistic wealth management to affluent Canadians with a focus on tax efficient solutions structured to assist clients in meeting their financial objectives.
Tom is a seasoned financial services executive with over 34 years of wealth management experience in both Canada and abroad. As a graduate of the University of Calgary Tom joined Investors Group in 1985 as a financial consultant in the Calgary Centre office. Tom managed a very successful practice for 15 years and in time took on leadership roles as a Division and then Regional Manager with Investors Group. In 2001, Tom moved to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and became the Executive Vice President of Consumer Banking of Southern Bank Bhd. His primary responsibility was building out a financial advisory offering at the Bank. While in Malaysia, Tom was instrumental in developing and growing the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia.
Tom returned to Calgary and Investors Group as a Regional Director in 2005. In 2013, he moved to Winnipeg to become Senior Vice President of Financial Services and subsequently the Senior Vice President of Private Wealth Management.