PWL Capital is a privately owned wealth management firm that manages more than $1 billion in client assets. PWL provides discretionary portfolio management services with integrated financial planning from offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo and Montreal.

Portfolio Management and brokerage services are offered by PWL Capital Inc, which is regulated by Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), and is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). Financial planning and insurance products are offered by PWL Advisors Inc., and is regulated in Ontario by Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and in Quebec by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). PWL Advisors Inc. is not a member of CIPF.


What PWL Capital can do for you

Premium Ongoing Service

Our clients benefit from semi-annual performance reporting, regular meetings, financial planning, and systematic rebalancing.

Unbiased Financial Advice

We are paid directly by our clients, so our advice is never influenced by commissions or incentives from financial products.

Science-based Portfolio Management

We focus on what we can control: selecting an asset mix, managing risk, minimizing fees and taxes, and encouraging discipline.

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What our clients are saying ?

I sought out the services of Dan Bortolotti at PWL after being frustrated with several other advisors over the years. He has exceeded my expectations: Dan is the ultimate professional, very thorough in all aspects of his work and an excellent communicator who makes even complex issues easy to understand. He takes the time to understand my family’s financial needs and always acts in my best interest. I have finally found peace of mind with Dan and PWL Capital Toronto as my advisors.

Dr. Andrew Liaw

PWL Capital has handled my finances for about 10 years. My confidence level is high as I start into a time of life when significant transitions are made. I rest assured that PWL and its staff are on top of my financial affairs and work within a conservative, reliable and standards-driven organization. 

Jill Willington, CGA

We both felt very comfortable with the planning process and the obvious skills of Shannon and Justin. We feel confident about working together in the future with all members of the team.

Jan Nicholls and Paul Sobanski

Shannon and Justin are a rare find in the industry. Before switching I was being charged up to 2.5% in hidden fees. PWL took the time to set me up with a plan that openly states their fees and clearly articulated the nature of the investments. It’s refreshing to meet a team so up-to-date with the latest technology. I can't recommend this team's services enough.

Mark Dunkley

We have received outstanding guidance and support from Justin and Shannon. We especially value the math-based rationale and emphasis on asset location and tax implications. And then there is the highly responsive and accommodating style—including custom performance reports—reasonable fees, and willingness to go above and beyond.

Arman Mirchandani

We decided to sign on with Justin and Shannon at PWL Capital for several reasons: the passive investment model, good interpersonal skills, transparency with regards to fees, and adherence to the fiduciary standard. I would have no hesitation to recommend this team.

Dr. Rashid Rajah (MD) and Julie Rajah

PWL has provided me with the peace of mind that comes from knowing my investments aren't exposed to unnecessary risks. They've always made a point of promptly answering any questions I've had and processing all my instructions in an expeditious manner, which has led to a very positive working relationship.

Richard Z

Justin, Shannon and PWL Capital have demonstrated a confident professionalism and realistic understanding of my financial situation and expected requirements. They have given me the sense of security and trust that I am looking for: I feel that I am in good hands.

Randy Kenney

Justin and Shannon offer a level of personal service and expertise that I have not found from any other advisor. The ability to have nearly all of my financial needs met in one place is invaluable and, even more importantly, I appreciate knowing that I will always receive a prompt response to my questions.

Dan and Michelle Scholes

Most Recent Blog Posts

Vanguard’s Hip New Asset Allocation ETFs

By Justin Bender · February 7, 2018 - 6 comments

I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around But I couldn't take the punishment, and had to settle down Now I'm playing it real straight, and yes I cut my hair You might think I'm crazy, but I don't even care 'Cause I can tell what's going on It's hip to be square – Huey Lewis and the News, “Hip to be Square” While many ETF provider...

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The Most Boring Battle Ever: Bond ETFs or GICs?

By Justin Bender · December 13, 2017 - 12 comments

If ever there were a contest held for “Canada’s Most Boring Investment Ever,” I’ll bet that bond ETFs and guaranteed investment certificates (GICs) would duke it out in the final round. We buy them to offset our more glamorous (and more risky) stock funds with some sensible dependability. Then, thankless crowd that we are, we cringe at their related paltry returns. ...

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Corporate Taxation: How Might the $50K Passive Income Threshold Work?

By Justin Bender · November 7, 2017 - 2 comments

Do you do the limbo? As you probably already know, how low you can go reflects how flexible you can be. With the government’s recent corporate tax proposals sliding their way through the system, your most malleable, “on your toes” mad skills will also come in handy as you step through next year’s tax planning initiatives, and beyond. In particular, on October 18, 20...

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Cutting up a 3-ETF Portfolio Into a 5-ETF Portfolio in an RRSP Account

By Justin Bender · October 30, 2017 - 6 comments

In my last blog post, we worked out the approximate asset class weights for US, international and emerging markets stocks targeted by the iShare Core MSCI All Country World ex Canada Index ETF (XAW). Now that we’ve got our breath back and our allocations in order, let’s sharpen our scissors and start running through what it would take to slice up a 3-ETF portfolio holding a single g...

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