DIRECTOR, HEAD OF INSTITUTIONAL AND BROKERAGE CHANNEL, AND HEAD OF EASTERN CANADA
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Raphael Chow has been in the financial industry since he graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce. Today, his passion for finance guides him as he serves as the director, head of institutional and brokerage channel, and head of Eastern Canada with Gentai Asset Management. Prior to this, Raphael worked at Horizons ETFs as an executive in business development. In his early career years, he worked at BMO Nesbitt Burns, where he also provided investment advisory to high-net-worth clients. In addition, he has experience with B-to-C and B-to-B. Raphael holds CIM, DMS, and FCSI designations, which allow him even deeper knowledge to help his clients. He’s also able to get creative, developing innovative solutions to fit clients’ unique needs and goals, all with an unbiased approach. His expertise and attention to detail have earned him a place as a Wealth Professional Awards finalist as the Best Wholesaler of the Year in 2020.
Raphael knows how to build projects from the ground up, and he knows the value of persistence; it’s something he credits to his current success. When he was first starting out in the industry, Raphael knocked on doors and distributed fliers advertising his investment advisory services, steadily building the extensive network he has to this day. Building things from nothing is something Raphael both loves and excels at, and is something he has 15 years of experience doing, whether it’s a client portfolio or a whole company, like the time he helped Horizons ETFs cultivate their national focus, as vice president of business development. Today, he’s using the same planning, dedication, and perseverance to help Gentai build their Eastern Canada division as well as their institutional focus division. He also knows the value of a good team, and is the first to jump in and help a colleague with whatever they may need.
In addition to his dedication to building and development, Raphael is also a talented public speaker. Fluent in both English and Chinese, Raphael has been a speaker at the Global Chinese Financial Forum and the Toronto Money Show, and has also been featured in a variety of magazines and journals. He was also a host on Canadian Chinese Radio’s investment program, and has spoken at Toronto District School Board on investment and the financial industry.
Director, Head of Institutional and Brokerage Channel, and Head of Eastern Canada
Gentai Asset Management