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 About Vanessa Benedict

Vanessa Benedict is the Lead Investment Advisor of the Benedict Wealth Management Group with National Bank Financial – Wealth Management in Durham Region.

With over 20 years of diverse industry experience, Vanessa brings a committed and personalized approach to offering sound Investment Advice, complete Financial and Estate Planning with excellent Insurance solutions.

She is a fully qualified Wealth Advisor licensed with the Canadian Securities Commission and Insurance Commission, a Certified Financial Planner and she has earned a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Life Sciences and a Minor Degree in Psychology at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario.

Vanessa Benedict (Sangaralingham) was born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario. After pursuing her education at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, she moved to Toronto to begin her career in the financial services sector. In 2004 Vanessa moved back to Oshawa to marry and be close to her family.

Vanessa and her husband Paul have a daughter and a son. They are actively involved with the United Way and participate annually in the St. Gregory Adopt a Family and Angel Tree Program. Vanessa is a very proud and involved hockey mom. Her Benedict Wealth Management Group sponsors the Oshawa Minor Generals Hockey Team and she’s the Manager of her son’s Tyke 7 Red Team.

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Press & Awards & Memberships

In both 2015 and 2016 Vanessa won the Reader’s Choice Best Financial Planner Award for the Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington Region.

Vanessa has been featured on CP24 and was the host of Rogers Television’s Your Dollars and Sense for 3 Seasons.

Vanessa is a member of the Oshawa and Whitby Chambers of Commerce. She is also the past chair for the Board of Directors of CARP Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington Chapter.

 

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About Jennifer Toscano

Jennifer Toscano has over 16 years of industry experience and has been working with Vanessa Benedict for the last 6 years. Her role as Investment Associate includes Administration of Client Accounts, Trading and Executing Orders and Account Transactions.

Educated at York University in Toronto and at the University of Seville, Spain, she now lives in Whitby, Ontario with her husband Armando and their 2 children.

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About National Bank Financial Wealth Management

Founded in 1902, National Bank Financial Wealth Management is one of Canada’s leading investment dealers managing over $75 Billion in assets.

With nearly 1000 Investment Advisors in more than 100 offices across Canada, National Bank Financial Wealth Management supports their client’s financial wealth with a rich heritage of investment know-how.

National Bank Financial Wealth Management is extremely proud of the long lasting relationships they have built with Canadian families through the generations.

A Personal Note from Vanessa

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I understand that the investments and planning strategies that I offer are available at all the large reputable institutions in Canada. What makes my team and I stand out is that I want to know who you are and what is important to you.

The art and joy of communication in this era of technology is too often missed, with everyone rushing to and fro, texting and listening to automated voice mail messages.

When we meet, please tell me all about your family, the new car that you bought, or even the name of your beloved pet. It’s these significant details of your life that help me with the process of finding the best and most personalized investment strategy to meet your financial goals .

I look forward to meeting you very soon.

Sincerely, 

“What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?”

George Eliot, Novelist