John Salisbury
John Salisbury, CIM®, PMD, FCSI® Senior Portfolio Manager

John Salisbury is the founder and Senior Portfolio Manager at Strong Private Wealth. With over four decades of investment and financial advisory experience, including almost a decade as Vice-President at one of Canada’s largest banks, John pursued the opportunity to redesign how investments operate in his clients’ portfolios. Seeking to improve the investment experience, in 2009, John developed the Strong Portfolio Process®, a method for portfolios to not just actively evolve with the markets but also to have a better chance of thriving in all market conditions. He begins with a Predictive Planning® tool and adds a layer of Strong Personal Protection® for corporate or personal assets. Licensed in both Canada and the United States, John’s extensive knowledge and experience have helped our clients implement cross-border investment strategies seamlessly, catering to the client's unique situation. As a fiduciary, John is dedicated to prioritizing our clients’ best interests.

John holds several professional accreditations, including the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), Portfolio Manager’s Designation (PMD), and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). He has also completed the Partners, Directors, and Senior Officers program. Additionally, John is licensed to sell insurance and trade options and other market derivatives.

He currently resides with his wife, Karen, in Burlington, Ontario, and in Cape Coral, Florida. John is committed to helping his clients in Canada and the United States Live a Life Well Invested®.

The Fellow of CSI (FCSI®) is the pinnacle financial services credential and the highest honour in Canadian financial services. It is reserved for an exclusive group of financial professionals who demonstrate unparalleled leadership, integrity, commitment and dedication to their clients and industry.

The Chartered Investment Manager® (CIM®) Designation builds the skills and experience we need to serve a more sophisticated financial client or institution. Financial professionals who hold the CIM® designation are eligible for registration as a Portfolio Manager in Canada. They have expertise in providing money management services to high-net-worth and institutional clients, and they understand the application of portfolio management in the context of Canadian markets and regulatory requirements

What do these designations mean for you? They mean that when you work with an investment consultant who has taken the time to complete these designations, you’re working with someone who is well-versed in modern concepts of investment advice, is educated enough to understand how your individual investments are being managed and how they work together – no matter how complex it may be. These skills, along with a commitment to advanced education, enable them to provide you with the kind of service that you not only want, but deserve.

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The most widely recognized financial planning designation in Canada and worldwide, the Certified Financial Planner® designation provides assurance to Canadians that the design of their financial future rests with a professional who will put their clients’ interests ahead of their own. CFP certification is considered the standard for the financial planning profession worldwide. CFP professionals have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, experience and ethics to examine their clients’ entire financial picture, at the highest level of complexity required of the profession, and work with their clients to build a financial plan so that they can Live Life Confidently.