Who We Are
For over 20 years the Walker family has been providing financial advice and guidance to hundreds of Canadians. Working to help Canadians realize their financial goals for nearly a quarter of a century has meant that watching and addressing the shifting needs of Canadians in all their different stages of life. Whether it’s buying a home for a growing family, saving for a child’s education or retiring in comfort, Brian and Adrian Walker work to help you live your financial dreams.
Working under Aligned Capital Partners Inc., a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF), to provide a full range of investment solutions for Canadians; including Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), Tax Free Saving Accounts (TFSAs), and Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs).
To meet the needs of investors today, we now offer a full range of financial solutions, including stocks, bonds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds, covering all financial markets the world over.
Brian moved to Edmonton, Canada in 1965 from his home in Northern England. His enthusiasm for aviation followed him here, and he joined the fledgling airline Wardair. His career in Canadian aviation spanned twenty years, during which Wardair grew to be one of Canada’s premier airlines. In that time Brian assumed the mantle of Senior Vice President, and it was where he learned what he considers to be his most important lesson: “Treat clients the way you wish to be treated.”
Following his time at Wardair, Brian was responsible for the creation of two new airlines before becoming a partner in one of Canada’s major tour operators. Sensing a change in the future the of travel and tourism industry, Brian decided it was time to pursue a new challenge. In the mid-nineties Brian began working in the growing Canadian investment industry. Over the course of the last twenty years Brian has put his motto of “treat clients the way you’d wish to be treated” into the core of his business, and has cultivated a strong, trusted career of doing what is best for investors and putting their needs first.
Today, he is pleased to be working with his son, Adrian Walker, and to be a new grandfather. He still prefers to meet his clients in their homes around their kitchen tables, where they feel most comfortable talking about their financial needs.
Adrian is born and raised in Toronto, and is a graduate of Huron College, at the University of Western Ontario. In his early twenties Adrian moved to Europe where he spent a two of years managing a café and bar in Oxford. Not satisfied with his day job, Adrian returned to Toronto where he promptly put himself through the rigorous certification process to join the finance industry.
Working at Franklin Templeton Investments, one of the largest mutual fund companies in the world, Adrian had first hand experience working with financial advisors across Canada. Over the course of 6 years and through a financial meltdown in 2008 Adrian excelled at FTI and finished his time as the National Manager for Inside Sales and as part of the Canadian Senior Sales team.
In 2012, looking forward to a growing family he decided to strike out on his own and went into business with his father, Brian. In addition to managing the assets Adrian has been modernizing and expanding communications for investors. From building a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, to a new newsletter and even a video blog. Today Adrian and his father work to find the best investment solutions for their clients while maintaining the mantra: “Treat clients the way you’d like to be treated.”
Though Kimber would never admit it, she is easily the backbone of Brian & Adrian’s practice. Kimber joined us in 2004, with a proficiency in mutual funds and with ten years of retail banking experience. Over the last ten years Kimber has become integral to the business and essential to investors. As the first line of help, Kimber has earned regular praise for her knowledge and enthusiastic attitude.
Kimber has lived all over Canada, from the Yukon and Alberta to Northern Ontario. While she has always loved being in small towns, she is learning to love working in downtown Toronto and is excited by the new opportunities of working with Aligned Capital Partners.