With over four decades of combined experience, Farhan Hamidani and Tuula Jalasjaa own a catalog of successful innovative businesses, including TF Global, The Women's Collection, Latitude Wellness & Luxury Travel, and ECG Event Management.
Farhan brings over 20 years of senior executive experience in a wide variety of industries including financial services, wealth management, wellness, global event management, luxury travel and the consumer retail industry.
Farhan is a serial global entrepreneur and is currently leading a number of innovative organizations across a wide range of industries that he and his business partner know intimately. Farhan is professionally known as having a strong desire to obtain results with the desire for operational excellence and a superior client experience. He excels at initiating changes to produce sustainable results and has a rational, thoughtful approach to all aspects of wealth creation. A trusted results-oriented executive and professional, known for his traditional business acumen with sustainable results combined with innovative 2.0 thinking, management and creativity.
Farhan co-founded TF Global in 2017, and brought with him a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience as trusted advisor and leader to serve clients across Canada and around the world. Given his expertise across a variety of industries, there is a no more suitable leader to manage its portfolio of diversified businesses.
Over his tenure in the financial services industry, Farhan held multiple positions, focusing on advisor support in the areas of technology, marketing, practice management, financial planning, and education. As a leader in the field, he trained over 5,000 advisors in financial planning, investment management, and in growing and managing their businesses. As COO and managing director at HollisWealth, his last role before founding TF Global, he was responsible for the ongoing daily business operations and sales management.
In recognition of his skill and leadership, Farhan was awarded Top 100 Business Professionals in Canada for 2020 and was nominated for Top Educational Program for Advisors for 2007 and Top 40 Under 40 in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s global asset and wealth management MBA program.
CEO & Global Entrepreneur
As co-founder of TF Global, Inc., and founder of The Women’s Collection, among other companies, Tuula Jalasjaa brings 23 years of experience as a leader in the banking and wealth management industry to focus on business growth, building client relationships, and expanding distribution. She is equal parts successful executive, business owner, and champion of financial literacy for women. After co-founding TF Global in 2017, she set her sights on empowering women with financial confidence and knowledge—a need that she had identified during her long tenure as a senior bank executive. In 2019, Tuula launched “Smart Money for Her,” Canada’s first and only robo-adviser platform for women, as part of The Women’s Collection, an online platform to help women gain financial literacy via online courses, educational content, podcasts, webinars, and social events. Though geared toward the unique circumstances of women, it is designed to help educate anyone about finances or investing.
Tuula is also working with senior leaders to help shape and guide the strategic direction of wealth management in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries, including how to better serve female investors in all segments as well as business owners, in order to increase their financial empowerment.
Prior to TF Global, Tuula served in several leadership roles in banking and wealth management, most recently as Managing Director and Head of HollisWealth and as CEO of Hollis Bank. Before joining HollisWealth, she enjoyed a long, successful tenure at Scotiabank and, prior to assuming the role of managing director and head at DundeeWealth in 2013, held a number of senior roles within the bank, including responsibility for Scotia's Private Investment Counsel, management of the Institutional Investment Management Distribution Group, and President of Scotia Asset Management U.S. Before joining Scotia Private Client Group, she served as Scotiabank’s vice president of strategic business development for Global Transaction Banking.
In recognition of her continuing success, Tuula was awarded Top 100 People in Finance in 2020. She is also a finalist for the Financial Literacy Champion of the Year Award for 2020 by Wealth Professional. She holds an International MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the ICD from the Rotman’s corporate directors program.
Banking & Wealth Management Senior Executive | Founder & Advisor
About the Companies
TF Global Inc.
TF Global Inc. is a diversified international management and holding company with interests in leading and innovative companies and organizations across a wide range of industries. The company serves clients across Canada and around the world with the mission to “enhance shareholder value by actively managing or operating businesses and investments, which can generate sustainable growth in earnings and dividends.” The company manages a portfolio of diversified businesses through its subsidiary companies and joint venture partnerships operating in a number of industries across a global platform. It serves clients with a range of services to help them meet their goals and objectives, including corporate restructuring, consulting services, interim management solutions, and research and analysis.
The Women’s Collection
The Women’s Collection is a comprehensive financial literacy and investment program designed to empower and engage women who want financial freedom and independence. The platform offers online courses, podcasts, webinars, social events, a robo-platform and easy-to-understand tools for all women who want to gain financial literacy and begin investing. Although the platform is geared toward women and their unique circumstances, such as a decrease in income due to family responsibilities, it is also designed around general life events, which allows anyone to benefit from it at any stage of life. From beginners who want to learn how to manage their money and explore investing to more seasoned individuals who want to increase their financial skills and knowledge, all members have access to the platform’s suite of tools and solutions to help them reach their goals for the future.
Latitude Wellness & Luxury Travel
Latitude Wellness & Luxury Travel is a travel and lifestyle company specializing in group wellness and luxury experiences. With the motto, “Make It Happen,” the company is committed to helping people enrich their lives by exploring the world. Its goal is to not only meet the travel needs of its clients, but to inspire them and offer access to a variety of unique trips, retreats, and experiences. In its pursuit to do so, Latitude provides a high level of customized service as well as a seamless booking and travel process to ensure all its clients’ travel needs are taken care of.
ECG Event Management
eCubed Global Event Management is a premier conference and event management group, serving clients from all industries including wellness and healthcare, technology and retail consortiums. The company has a specialist team with expertise in the financial services and wealth management industry. Their services include conferences, incentive travel & reward trips, special events, tradeshows and conventions, celebrity golf events and executive leadership retreats & meetings.