Performance figures for each account are calculated using time weighted rate of returns on a daily basis. The Composite returns are calculated based on the asset-weighted monthly composite constituents based on beginning of month asset mix and include the reinvestment of all earnings as of the payment date. Composite returns are as follows:


Investing Matters: The Value of Advice

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PostedAugust 12, 2021

Episode Summary

Investing Matters is a segment of the Wealth Exchange podcast hosted by Ethan Astaneh. In this segment, Ethan discusses planning topics, market commentary, general investing, and education on Nicola Wealth’s unique pool of funds with an array of featured guests.

The price of Financial Advice can vary greatly across the many offerings. But what are you actually paying for and how is that price determined? Host Ethan Astaneh sits down with Kyle Westhaver, Financial Advisor and Investment Manager to unpack what is the true value of financial advice, both tangible and intangible. 

They discuss the different types of advice, that not all services are an apples-to-apples comparison and they walk through the value an integrated planning firm can provide.

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Guest Bio

Kyle Westhaver

As a member of the Nicola Wealth Planning Team in Toronto, Kyle leads business owners, high net worth individuals, and affluent families through an integrated wealth planning process. He helps his clients to understand the complexities of their current situation in order to effectively uncover opportunities and potential challenges ahead.

Kyle began working with entrepreneurs of private owner-managed companies in 2009, gaining broad technical knowledge in investment management, taxation, financial planning, and estate planning. He specializes in building financial plans that ensure client risk exposure is consistent with their goals, and is committed to the philosophy that families require an institutional approach to investment management that involves more than a typical asset allocation of stocks and bonds.

For his full bio, visit: For his full bio, visit:–Team/Kyle-Westhaver

About The Host - Ethan Astaneh

Ethan is a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Vancouver office. He provides strategic advice to high net worth business owners, professionals, and retirees, and offers his clients a wide range of financial services, including; retirement income planning, business succession, and continuation planning, investment management, tax and estate planning, charitable giving, and intergenerational wealth transfer. Ethan is also the host for the Lead Impact and Market Commentary segments of the Wealth Exchange podcast.

For his full bio, visit: For his full bio, visit:–Team/Ethan–Astaneh


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