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Meet Derek Moran

Derek is a Fee For Service Financial Planner based in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. As a University of British Columbia graduate, former CFP,  and Registered Financial Planner (R.F.P.) , he has close to three decades of experience in the financial industry.

He’s an expert in his field and was awarded Advisor of the Year in 2004.  He has contributed nearly one thousand times, over twenty years to reputable publications such as The Globe and Mail and National Post.

While Derek doesn’t directly manage client investments, he offers advice, empowering his clients to make well-informed decisions.  Upon request, he can connect clients with the most suitable Portfolio Managers or equip them with resources to manage their own effectively. 

Derek Moran's expertise extends across various financial matters, including pensions, insurance, retirement planning, tax strategies, estate planning, cashflow management and more. Derek is dedicated to delivering comprehensive, client-centric financial solutions to a diverse clientele.

He is very good at his craft - wise, imaginative, and well informed. He has done scores of cases for Facelift and is an advisor whose counsel I would not hesitate to take. Andrew Allentuck, Globe and Mail
This week we went over $1M. When we came to you, I was very worried we’d never have enough income to retire. We certainly never thought we’d become “millionaires” especially since we had - maybe? - $400K (I think it was actually closer to $365K) when we first came to see you for advice and help. We will be forever thankful! I was wrong about the value of our investments
I thank you for sorting out my money dilemmas and for emphasizing that I need to get to know my money managers and use those who are Chartered Financial Advisors as they are more likely to take their fiduciary responsibility to their clients seriously; I enjoyed meeting you and the other financial advisor whom you sent me to see. It is a pity that I did not meet someone like you 30 years ago. Thanks for all your help, Fiduciary Responsibility
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your knowledge and direction. Knowledge and Direction
In today’s Globe and Mail special Investment Fund addition; I read with great interest an article by Carol Lynde, President and COO of Bridgehouse Asset Managers. She talks about the 6 key adviser characteristics as they apply to their clients: character, chemistry, caring, competency, cost effective, consultative; and she elaborates a little on each one. Just wanted to let you know that in our eyes, you rate a 10/10 on each one and we feel very fortunate to have you looking after our finances. Key Characteristics