Joseph Bakish, CFA, CLU, CHS, TEP, BSc
Vice President, Investment Advisor, Portfolio Manager
Tel. 514.981.5733 • Email: Joseph.Bakish@RichardsonGMP.com
Like his brother Nick, Joseph Bakish has a long track record of high achievement. He graduated Academic All-Canadian in 2005 from McGill University with a B.Sc (Biochemistry major/ Management minor) where he won the Dimock-Meloche Award for excellence in academics, athletics and team building and was involved in Varsity Swimming.
Committed to continuing his education, Joseph earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2012, recognized as the gold standard for the global investment industry. In addition, he holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Certified Financial Planner (CFP, outside of Quebec) and Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) designations. The CHS is granted to advisors specializing in living benefits, including income replacement and risk management for individuals, business owners and professionals. It is the only designation in Canada denoting specialized knowledge in all areas of living benefits and is the premier credential in the health insurance industry.
In 2005, Joe joined Investors Group, where he twice received the Pillar award recognizing outstanding early career growth; he also teamed up with his brother, Nick Bakish. In 2015, the pair moved to Richardson GMP to provide Bakish Wealth Management clients with a wider universe of investment options, better technology and more transparency and clarity regarding cost and performance. Coming from a family of scientists & physicians, Joe specializes in dealing with the wealth complexities physicians face, & has successfully made the counsel of healthcare professionals a cornerstone of his practice.
In the past, Joe was very active in the financial community as a volunteer for the Financial Planning Standards Council to mark and design exam questions for the CFP examination and served on the board of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Montréal, a pillar of advanced financial education in the community. He was also very involved in his local community as President of the Citizen’s Association of Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs Citizen’s Association and Treasurer of a prominent youth club to promote athletics and strong values. Currently, he has now given that all up to focus on the most important thing to him: raising his three children with his wife, which he considers a full time job on its own!