I studied for a bachelor's degree in philosophy at the Université Laval before realizing that it's not easy to make a living as a philosopher in this day and age. I decided to do the closest thing I could: I became a comedian. I went to the École nationale de l'humour. I made a living doing comedy for two years, producing events in Quebec City and Montreal. Despite my very modest income, I managed to accomplish big projects like doing a mini comedy tour in Europe and purchasing my first property.
That's how I discovered that by strategically managing our personal finances, we can achieve great things. I also discovered that I'm not funny enough to make it in comedy. Anyway, there's no shortage of good comedians in Quebec.
I realized that I could bring a lot more value to people's lives by sharing my knowledge of finance. So, I decided to change careers: I went back to school to become a financial security advisor. There, I passed my exams with flying colours, which led me to join iA Financial Group.
I enjoy developing projects and establishing strategies tailored to my clients' situations, strategies that help them achieve their goals. Finance is so central to our lives, but there's so much to know that it can make your head spin. I've made it my mission to popularize this subject and make it accessible, with a touch of humor.
As a certified professional with the Autorité des marchés financiers, I encourage you to confirm the validity of my AMF certification
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An advisor helps you make the best choices based on your reality and your needs. An advisor also helps you find your way in the sometimes complicated world of investments and insurance. By using the services of an advisor, you will:
- Earn more money and learn where and when to invest
- Receive a personalized financial plan that will help you achieve your objectives
- Avoid flavours of the month and investment mistakes related to influences from the media and the people around you
- Be able to weigh the pros and cons in terms of investments based on your investor profile and risk tolerance
- Save time and enough money to carry out your projects
Economic News with Sébastien Mc Mahon
Sébastien Mc Mahon is Chief Strategist and Senior Economist at iA Financial Group. He also serves as Vice-President, Asset Allocation, and Portfolio Manager for our subsidiary, iA Investment Management Inc. (iAIM).
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