Fred Banwell BA, CFP, TEP
Director, Wealth Management & Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor
Tel: 905.968.1918 Fax: 416.512.3672

I have been in the investment industry since 1994, and spent my first thirteen years with Berkshire Securities, where I was proud to become the number one advisor of over 1,000 advisors across Canada. Previously, I worked for several multinational computer companies and, in 1985, started my own business, which I built up to a staff of 65 people and sold in 1997. In 2006, I joined a predecessor firm to offer my clients a wider array of products and services, and to enjoy an entrepreneurial culture that allows me to be truly independent. I hold a BA in Business from the University of Toronto, my Certified Financial Planner and Trust and Estate Planner designations, my second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and skills in a number of other martial arts. I have been active with the Kids Help Phone for 13 years, and was the Founder of their Charity Golf Classic which has raised half a million dollars. In short, I do not try to be all things to all people, but rather strive to provide the very best cllient experience for a select and small group of Canadian families and corporations who share similar goals and objectives.

Franca Banwell
Business Development Assistant
Tel: 905.968.1922

For the past 12 years, I have assisted my husband in his practice. As part of Fred’s team, I handle a variety of client and marketing related functions.

Annita Thevakumar
Tel: 905.968.1920

Annita is the newest member of The Banwell Team, having joined the team in November 2017. She is a graduate from York University where she majored in Linguistics. Annita has completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC). As an assistant, she is responsible for incoming inquiries & reporting and analysis. She works to provide a high level of service to our clients in the day to day management of their portfolios as well. 

Riina Muzafar

Riina joined Richardson GMP in November 2017 as an Account Transfers Administrator and The Banwell Team in September 2018. As an assistant, Riina ensures her advisor and clients’ needs are met by diligently researching solutions for incoming requests.

Her attention to detail and analytical skills were developed through her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Toronto, majoring in Political Science and Film. Riina works towards providing the best customer service possible in an industry where emotions run high as markets move fast.