Anthony Layton MBA, CIM

Chairman & CEO, Portfolio Manager

Peter Guay MBA, CFA

Portfolio Manager
  • T514.875.7566 x 224
  • 1.800.875.7566
  • F514.875.9611
  • Place Alexis Nihon
  • 3400 de Maisonneuve Ouest,
    Suite 1501
  • Montreal, Quebec H3Z 3B8

photo Anthony S. Layton  MBA, CIM

CEO and Portfolio Manager

 Tony is a founding partner, Chairman, CEO and portfolio manager at PWL.

Knowing that trust is essential to building strong relationships with his clients, he takes great care to understand their needs before providing comprehensive analyses and sound advice.His 35 years in wealth management have provided him with an in-depth knowledge of portfolio principles that he applies for the benefit of each of his clients.

Since 1980, Tony has been committed to the establishment and growth of wealth management in Canada through independent and conflict-free financial services firms. Recently he has contributed to the establishment of GAIA (The Global Association of Independent Advisors), an international association of firms dedicated to fiduciary excellence. He is a past National Chairman of the Canadian Association of Financial Planners (CAFP, now Advocis).

Tony volunteers his time and energy with a number of organizations, including McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), the Hillside Tennis Club, and the Anglican Diocese. He enjoys spending weekends with his family at his cottage in the Laurentians and plays a very active role in the Lac Brulé Owners Association. Tony is also a material shareholder and a Director on the Board of Agile IP, a VoIP phone system provider. 


  • McGill University - MBA
  • Chartered Investment Manager (CIM)
  • Registered Portfolio Manager
  • Financial Planner (F. Pl.)
  • Institut Québecois de Planification Financière (IQPF) – Founding Director / Member
  • First Fellow RFP in 1995

Contact Tony and Peter to learn more about how they can help you.

photo Peter Guay  MBA, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Peter has been applying his passion for macro-economics and efficient planning for the benefit of clients for over twelve years, reducing the uncertainty of investing and helping them achieve their goals. Peter also supports the corporate team at PWL, bringing his Advisor and client facing point of view to various projects within the firm. He recently completed his Executive MBA through Cornell and Queens Universities and obtained the CFA charter in 2008.  He is currently working on his Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP) designation.

Peter is very active in the Montreal community. He serves on the board of the Loyola High School Foundation and recently joined the board of the NDG Food Depot. He was a founding member of the Emerging Leader’s Committee of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, and was President of the Montreal branch of the Canadian International Council. He pursues his passion for the outdoors through skiing, cycling, camping and spending weekends with his wife and two kids at his family’s cottage on Lake Champlain.


  • B. Eng, Mechanical Engineering, McGill University
  • Executive MBA, Cornell and Queens Universities
  • CFA Charterholder
  • Registered Portfolio Manager
  • Member of the Institut Québecois de Planification Financière (IQPF)
  • Financial Planner (F. Pl.)

photo Shweta Shrivastava  MBA, CIM

Portfolio Manager

Shweta joined the Layton Guay team in February 2009. Her experience and attention to detail are cornerstones of the team's dedication to superior client service. Shweta’s primary areas of focus are portfolio management, cash management and trading.

Shweta’s personal interests and pursuits include a strong passion for travel and visual arts; particularly for photography. Shweta also volunteers as an Indian classical musician for various cultural centres within the Montreal community.


  • B. Eng., Mining Engineering, McGill University
  • MBA Financial Services, Dalhousie University
  • Chartered Investment Manager (CIM)
  • Registered Portfolio Manager
  • Registered Representative


photo Mario Chandonnet   F., PI.

Financial Planner, Financial Security Advisor

Mario joined PWL Advisors in 2000 and, in 2001; he successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course. Mario's dedication and commitment is second only to his ability to provide clients with meticulous financial planning. He creates viable solutions to adhoc problems involving complex individual needs.

He earned the title of Financial Planner from the IQPF in 1998, and then went on to graduate from the Université du Québec à Montreal in 1999 with a certificate in Insurance and Finance (Assurance et Intervention Financière).

photo Rebecca Solyom 

Executive Assistant & Communications

Rebecca joined the Layton-Guay team in December 2013 as a maternity leave replacement for Andrea MacKimmie. She brings with her four years of experience in marketing coordination in the field of commercial real-estate, and over a decade in client service.

At PWL, Rebecca manages all manner of administrative duties as well as co-ordinating communications for the Layton-Guay team. She also performs countless specialized tasks in order to support the team and facilitate the exceptional client experience that PWL is known for.

photo Justin Spina  B.A.

Tax Analyst

Justin Spina came to Montreal from St. Johnsbury, Vermont in 1999 where he did his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at McGill and Concordia University. He has been employed as a tax specialist since 2006 and is presently preparing to become an IRS Enrolled Agent to expand his knowledge of US taxation. At PWL, Justin’s primary duties entail tax preparation, tax and financial planning, and acting as an intermediary between clients and federal/provincial tax authorities.

Justin’s personal interests include baseball, football, golf, and alpine skiing; he also enjoys playing music, reading, film, politics, history, and has a particularly strong interest in astronomy and the future of space exploration.