At PWL Capital, we’re on a mission to change the way Canadians invest. We take the guesswork out of managing your portfolio.

No fads. No guesswork. No drama.

Who We Are

PWL Capital is a privately owned wealth management firm that manages more than $2 billion in client assets. PWL provides discretionary portfolio management services with integrated financial planning from offices in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Waterloo.

What We Do

Premium Ongoing Service

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

Science-based Portfolio Management

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

Unbiased Financial Advice

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


Asset Location: Promising Theories vs. Practical Applications

By: Ben Felix · August 17, 2018 - 2 comments

The nonsense of trying to come out ahead by picking stocks or timing the market has long been one of my recurring themes. So, if you’ve stuck with me so far, you probably already know to avoid these sorts of active pursuits. There are other, more sensible ways to seek more from your investments – such as effective tax planning to help you keep more of your returns as your own. Asset location is one form of tax planning. 

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Where There’s a Will … You Could Still Use Some POAs

By: Nancy Graham · August 16, 2018 - 0 comments

Death and taxes. Rumour has it, you can’t escape either of them. If you have figured out a work-around, please let me know! Until then, as long you’ve got worldly goods and loved ones, basic estate planning instruments are must-have materials for almost everyone. That’s true even if you are relatively young, and you expect to be around for years to come.

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What is Market Efficiency and How it Works

By: Peter Guay · August 14, 2018 - 0 comments

This discussion begins in 1906, at the Plymouth County Fair in England. Sir Francis Galton walks by a contest, where participants are asked to guess the weight of an ox. There are over 800 guesses; some from butchers and farmers, and many more from men and women with no expertise to inform their guesses.

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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.