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Ian Collings, CFA, CFP

Ian is a Registered Representative with Manulife Securites Incorporated. He joined the Canadian financial services industry with RBC in 2002 and moved to PPI Financial in 2007 as a western Canadian director.  In 2009, Ian started his private practice: supporting both individual and corporate clients with personal financial solutions.

Ian completed a Finance degree while on athletic scholarships at West Virginia University.  He became a Certified Financial Planner certificant with the Financial Planning Standards Council in 2005, and in 2011 a Charterholder with the CFA Institute.

His personal mission is to improve the financial condition of his clients.

An avid outdoorsman, Ian enjoys hiking, backcountry skiing, and kayaking.

Christina Lam, BBA

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Christina Lam joined Collings Financial in September 2014. Her primary responsibility is client administrative support and assisting Ian in fostering trusting relationships with his clients.

Christina graduated with a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance, from SFU. Christina spent many years as an Injury Adjuster at ICBC before starting a new career in the Financial Service Industry, a field that she was always passionate about.

Christina, a wife and mother of 3 children, enjoys running, biking, tennis, and golf.

Collings Financial Inc.

Collings Financial Inc. is wholly owned by Ian Collings.  As a BC Insurance Council licensed entity, Collings Financial is the avenue by which Ian meets client needs in group RRSPs, and pensions. Collings Financial Inc. is contracted with:

Manulife Securities Incorporated

Manulife Securities Incorporated is one of Canada’s foremost independent investment dealers. Manulife Securities’ firm commitment to service excellence coupled with an expansive product offering provides clients with choices tailored to fit their financial goals and advanced investment needs. Manulife Securities Incorporated is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (formerly the Investment Dealers Association of Canada). Products and services include: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual funds, Fee-based programs, GICs, RRSPs, RRIFs, and LIFs.

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Know Your Advisor - Current Due Diligence

Financial Planning Standards Council
Administrators of the CFP designation - Find a Planner Tool
CFA Institute
Administrators of the CFA Charter - Member Directory (search "Collings" the tool is case sensitive)
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada 
Know Your Advisor Tool
Insurance Council of British Columbia
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The first consultation is always free. Please contact us if you have questions about your financial situation or would like to arrange a meeting with Ian.