ONLINE EVENT: Politics, Pandemics and Investment Portfolios

Throughout history we experience monumental periods of time and, as we reach the end of the year there is no question that 2020 marks a turning point in many regards; economically, politically and socially.

Nicola Wealth Chairman and CEO John Nicola and Chief Investment Officer Rob Edel will present their thoughts on the economy, politics, and the investment markets in 2020. They will also offer their insights on the lasting impact of this year’s events and what the future might hold.

We will share additional details in the coming days and would like to offer the opportunity to RSVP early for this highly anticipated presentation.



Wednesday, November 4
1:00 pm PST / 4:00 pm EST
Presentation and Q&A

If you have any questions regarding the event, or if you would like to submit a question, please email us at [email protected].


Presenter Bios 


John Nicola 

A veteran of the financial services industry since 1974, John provides strategic leadership to Nicola Wealth, exercising his passion for providing innovative solutions to clients’ complex problems.

His areas of expertise include investment management, estate and financial planning, as well as business planning with a focus on best practices for wealth building, exit strategies, and shareholder agreements.

In 2011, John was selected as the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Financial and Professional Services in the Pacific Region), in 2015 John was named the Winner of Business In Vancouver’s BC CEO of the Year Award – Small-Medium Private Company, and most recently, John was recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs.

He is a Founding Member of CALU (Conference for Life Underwriters) and has continued to contribute to the organization for example, by serving as the Chair for the 2003 annual meeting.

John also sits on the Canuck Place Hospice Society Board of Directors. Using his business acumen to help develop and grow this and several other not-for-profit organizations over a number of years. These include The Pivot Law Society, a volunteer legal society defending the underrepresented issues facing Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and Bulembu International, a foundation dedicated to helping an abandoned African mining village become self-sufficient.

Rob Edel

Rob Edel is the Chief Investment Officer at Nicola Wealth where he oversees all investment activity, including developing short-term and long-term investment policies and strategies. Prior to joining Nicola Wealth, Rob spent nine years working for one of Canada’s largest money managers and as a Portfolio Manager responsible for managing U.S. equities for the firm’s high net worth clients.