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:

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Chris Nicola


Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, Chris is driven by the opportunity to make the wealth management experience more efficient and effective for clients through technology.

His vision for technology at Nicola Wealth is making the client experience “digital-first”. That is, that clients and advisors can always choose a modern and friendly digital experience whenever that is preferred. From signing documents to financial planning clients should have access to information and services from their home or phone whenever they need it.

Chris is the Co-Founder and previous Chief Technology Officer of WealthBar, a leading Canadian online wealth management and financial planning platform. He originally joined Nicola Wealth from 2000-2002 as a Software Engineer, where he managed several pivotal technology projects for the firm before moving into the software development space. 

Chris graduated from Queen’s University with both a Bachelor of Science (Eng) in Applied Math (Computing and Communications) and a Master of Science in Applied Math. He is a Board Member of Vendasta and is the Founder and President of the Polyglot Software Association.  

When not at the office, Chris enjoys sailing, playing the guitar, tabletop gaming, cooking, brewing, and enjoying an espresso or a coffee. 


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Question & Answers

  • Retirement Dreams?

    Sailing the Mediterranean 

  • Favourite foods?

    Braised Beef Brisket, Sourdough Bread, Currywurst 

  • Words my father taught me:

    I wouldn’t worry about it. 

  • What is your iPod playing?

    What’s an iPod? Zero 7 – In the waiting line. 

  • What is your favourite Canadian City other than Vancouver?