Anthony Layton

MBA, CIM®, Chairman of the Board, Portfolio Manager

Tony is a founding partner, Chairman of the Board and Portfolio Manager at PWL in Montreal with over 35 years of experience helping clients achieve their financial goals. He is a firm believer that conflict-free advice is the only way to properly serve Canadian investors.

Tony is a founding partner, Chairman of the Board and Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital Inc. in Montreal with over 35 years of experience helping clients achieve their financial goals.

Since 1980, Tony has been committed to the establishment and growth of wealth management in Canada through independent and conflict-free financial services firms. He believes that Canadians should be better served by their financial institutions.

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Tony’s Take: Ontario government’s DSC meddling is bad for investors

Controversy continues to swirl around the Ontario government’s decision to torpedo a proposed ban on deferred sales charges (DSC) on mutual funds. A few weeks ago, Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli shocked regulators and investor advocates alike by coming out against the ban. Not surprisingly, some big names in the mutual fund industry have cheered the decision.

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Tony’s Take: The worst of times, the best of times

What’s the worst month for stock market returns? If you said October, you would be wrong, but no one would blame you. Many people associate October with stock market misery because of three infamous crashes that occurred during the month—the Great Crash of 1929, the Black Monday crash of 1987 and the financial crisis crash of 2008.

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  • PWL is proactive in sharing general financial advice and insights as well as highly responsive to questions, concerns and requests for action and processing of transactions. Wise, straightforward advice and very good communication … plain language when necessary for those who are not
    very literate in the world of investments.

    Anne Carlyle Carlyle Designs - Ottawa, ON
  • We feel confident that our portfolio is in good hands and that our interests are looked after. We have easy access to Peter and Tony and appreciate the relationship that has been built. Most of all, we appreciate the confidentiality afforded to us by placing our interests with PWL.

    Andrée Savoie and Mathieu Richard Adelin Properties Dieppe, New Brunswick
  • The PWL Capital team is simply the best in the country. PWL’s client care and services have been absolutely superb, from my very first meeting with
    Peter, Tony and their colleagues to my frequent and regular interactions with them. There are so many different things on which to focus in our busy lives, but I rest easy knowing that PWL is looking after my investments.

    Patrick M. Shea
  • It is important to understand that investing for the future is best left to professionals who understand one’s immediate, medium and long-term needs. Tony Layton and his team at PWL Capital are perfectly positioned to understand the needs of every individual client. We have worked with Tony and his team for a number of years, and we can recommend them wholeheartedly in terms of bringing their clients peace of mind as far as investments are concerned in a volatile world.

    David and Jill McDonald
  • Anthony Layton has served as my financial advisor for more than 20 years. I value his judgment and have relied exclusively on his skill in managing my finances and my estate planning during a less than salubrious time for the markets. I have recommended him to colleagues, to friends and to family and do so unstintingly.

    Derek Burney Norton Rose
  • During 2008 and 2009, Tony’s discipline kept me on track to fully capture the market recovery. He and his team ensured that my investment decisions didn’t get sidetracked by the media noise and my own emotions.

    Robert Murdoch Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers
  • Tony and his team have helped me to organize my financial affairs and achieve significant tax efficiencies, despite my extremely busy lifestyle. They have considerably reduced this burden for me and my family.

    David McAusland McCarthy Tétrault
  • Tony and Peter bring a personal touch to a very personalized approach to wealth management in all its dimensions. They are our true partners.

    Jane Hope TAXI Canada Ltd
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    Who We Are

    Trust. A notion too often assumed and not earned. Tony, Peter and their experienced team have earned a highly valued position of trust with families across Canada, acting as lead advisors in their financial affairs. Working with Tony and Peter, you can expect a relationship based on transparency and objectivity.

    Conflict-free, transparent and independent advice

    The PWL Capital team is fee-based and not compensated by investment products sold — unlike “big bank” brokerage firms that collect commissions and often underwrite the products they sell and stocks they promote.

    Reduced uncertainty and risk

    By investing based on scientific evidence with a sound strategy grounded in academic research, you can break the typical cycle of simply “betting” on stocks and trying to guess the future.

    Going beyond the portfolio

    Tony and Peter stand ready to provide valuable financial advice on issues involving family, cottages, business interests and charitable giving.

    Leveraging a multi-disciplinary team

    Clients derive added value from a multi-disciplinary team that structures cohesive strategies for investments, tax, retirement and other planning.

    Get in Touch with the Layton-Guay Team


    • PWL Capital works with clients who have, or will soon have, $500,000 or more to invest. If you do not meet this criteria, feel free to get in touch; we will be happy to point you in the right direction.
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