About Scotia Wealth Management

Scotia Wealth Management is an innovative team-based approach to wealth management that addresses the entirety of your life – your family, your business, your future – one facet at a time.

The specialists at Scotia Wealth Management bring their skills and expertise to the consideration of what you’ve accumulated – and how best to administer it through life’s changes.

From financial counsel on managing your wealth to careful contemplation of how to transfer it to future generations, it’s your thinking, combined with our thinking, to create Enriched Thinking®.

Meet our team

We work with you to determine the right investment strategies to help you invest your hard-earned wealth today and for the future.

Christian Farstad builds customized, tax-efficient portfolios that rigorously reflect a client’s income, capital preservation, asset growth expectations, and tolerance for risk.

Bringing 15 years of experience in the investment services industry, Christian is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). He has completed the Canadian Securities Course and Personal Financial Planning Certificate through the CSI and is a Licensed Life Underwriter.

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With more than 10 years of experience at Scotia Wealth Management, Maryrose has a history of providing excellent client service.

Maryrose graduated from the Financial Management program at BCIT, completed the Canadian Securities Course, Wealth Management Essentials Course and various other courses from the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI).

Exceptionally organized, Maryrose is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and all administrative affairs for the business.

She ensures client requests are completed, inquiries are answered, and account issues resolved.

Litza is responsible for providing estate planning guidance to Estate and Trust clients. A Vancouver native, Litza grew up in Vancouver before moving to Ontario for University. Litza holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University in Ontario. She clerked at the Tax Court of Canada in Ottawa and practiced for several years at a large law firm in Toronto specializing in wills and trusts, charity law, and succession planning for family businesses. Prior to returning to Vancouver, she worked in the Cayman Islands at one of the world’s largest o shore law firms specializing in succession planning for international high net worth clients.

Litza was originally called to the Ontario Bar in 2002 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2009. Memberships include the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Litza is an active member of the Vancouver Branch Executive of STEP and frequently speaks to professional and industry groups on estate planning issues.

Estate and trust services are provided by The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company.

Anthony has worked in financial planning for over 20 years. This broad understanding of financial planning products and strategies combined with his many years of experience allows him to seamlessly integrate insurance product solutions that greatly enhance clients overall financial situation.

Anthony believes that helping our clients with their insurance needs is a sacred trust.

His goal is to always provide our clients the very best in the way of advice, service, and insurance related product solutions, available anywhere in the financial services industry today.

Insurance services are provided by Scotia Wealth Insurance Services Inc.

What we do

Central to our investment advisory practice is the one-on-one relationship we build with each client.

That relationship is based on personal rapport, mutual respect and trust.

  • We do not sell products. We offer long-term solutions – as a service to our clients on a fee basis – designed to build and protect wealth.
  • A wide and powerful range of financial planning, portfolio advisory services, and will and estate planning capabilities, support our practice.
  • We are backed by a powerful range of resources available to us – and to you – through Scotiabank, ScotiaMcLeod, and Scotia Wealth Management.

Disciplined and systematic, we are a team of dedicated investment professionals committed to the delivery of exceptional investment performance using a total wealth management approach.

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We are committed to exceptional client service.

Our team of professionals is available by phone or email, and each of us looks forward to meeting you in person.

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1508 West Broadway, Suite 801
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1W8, Canada

+1 800.661.1495

Christian FarstadPortfolio Manager604.737.3543
Maryrose AbustanSenior Associate604.737.3536