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AFS Insights: Individual Services

Capital Markets Update -Philip Petursson, Manulife Investments

During these unique economic times, the importance of discussing not only challenges, but new opportunities arises. We wanted to share a presentation by Chief Investment Strategist Philip Petursson of Manulife Investments, who was able to share some time on April 13th in an exclusive session with Arbutus Financial. Please see the meeting summary below. Capital… Read more »

Online Support Options for the Young and Young at Heart

With the reality of COVID-19 causing the vast majority of us to stay home, and you have already watched everything on Netflix, you may find this list of resources helpful. Online Resources May we also remind you not to constantly be addicted to the “breaking news”. Turning off phones, PCs and unplugging is important for… Read more »

Covid-19 Support Programs for Individuals

March 20, 2020 If you are like most of us, it’s a bit challenging to figure out what the Government is offering and how it applies to you specifically. There is still much more information to come from the Government to assist with understanding how these programs will work and the timing of when financial… Read more »

Investment Commentary – March 30, 2020

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it. An amazing time in our world with Covid-19 and volatile investment markets.  We want to share the following comments with you. How can you weather the turmoil? Investing during volatile times can challenge your… Read more »

Economic Implications of Covid-19 Virus

In recent weeks, news about Covid-19 has dominated headlines and has become even more prominent in the last week as the virus continues to spread. But there is something that has been spreading even more quickly; fear. This includes fear about the economies that have been affected by the coronavirus. The fact is uncertainty breeds… Read more »


Getting sick can be expensive. Really expensive. The likelihood of being afflicted with a serious illness is high. Medical expenses can be high also. Recovery can take a long time and this can be very challenging for you and your family. Did you know about one in six bankruptcies are health related? Critical Illness insurance… Read more »

Investment Commentary – December 31, 2019

Happy New Year to you and your family! We hope you have enjoyed a great holiday season, and we wish you and your family all the best in 2020. As we embark on a New Year we want to thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and… Read more »

Helping Charities Thrive Through Mythbusting!

Ready to start making philanthropy a part of your financial plan? What better way to express gratitude for the great efforts of your favorite charities than by making a donation. The decision on how much and which charities to donate to can be a difficult one. Continue reading to learn more about one of six common… Read more »

Financial Literacy Month – November 2019

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada and the theme for this year is “Take Charge of your Finances”. The topics highlighted this month are Start with a Budget, Set Financial Goals, Be a Smart Financial Consumer and Borrow Money Wisely. Each of these important topics will help set you up for financial success and… Read more »

Investment Commentary – September 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing Arbutus Financial as your financial advisory firm. We appreciate your trust and the business that comes with it. We hope you are enjoying a great start to the fall season. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Global markets continue to climb Global equity markets had modest returns in the third… Read more »