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Blake Burns

Wealth Advisor

Optimizing relationships and providing pertinent financial advice to address banking and wealth related needs.

With over 10 years of diverse experience in financial services, it is Blake's responsibility to introduce existing TD clients, as well as valued prospective clients to the world of private wealth management, and to bring to life all of what TD Wealth can do to simplify the lives of the organization's top relationships.

Blake seeks to find out what truly matters most to the client, and how TD Wealth's platform can support each unique individual, family and organization. From core banking and credit, through tailored investment management, all the way to medium-long term considerations like Will & Estate planning, Blake is there to act as lead and guide of the wealth strategy more broadly.

Blake entered into financial services in 2007, and performed in varying roles within retail, commercial and corporate banking on both sides of the balance sheet. Most recently, three years as Director, Treasury Management with TD's National Accounts Group. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Political Science, from the University of Victoria, and has completed the educational requirements necessary to be licensed to sell and trade Mutual Funds, ETF's, Stocks and Fixed Income Securities in Canada.

Outside of work, Blake sits on the board of a commercial real-estate operator in southern Saskatchewan. He is involved in the community in a volunteer capacity with JDRF, Canadian Blood Services and TD lead events. He regularly works with young people, helping to prepare them to present well in the workplace. In his spare time, you will find him exploring the mountains - most recently California's Sierras - on the back of a dirt bike, or engaged in some form of physical activity.


A Team Approach 

As a team, our mission is to connect with each and every audience using wealth management techniques they can understand and pronounce – with no surprises. Clients who have been searching for a brand capable of delivering a strategy and experience that is exactly what it says it is; a brand and reputation founded on precision, professionalism, responsiveness, and intuitive understanding of the unique features and needs of high net-worth clients. As a team, we will strive to consistently provide a seamless, interactive and highly professional client experience from discovery to enrollment and beyond.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT

Branch Office: (403) 503-4800

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science - University of Victoria

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Volunteer with JDRF, Volunteer with Canadian Blood Services, Host and participant in a speed mentoring session for a group of women from the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association who are looking to gain more interview experience., Description of activity: TD staff mentoring adult learners to find and hold a job in a corporate culture.

We're redefining private wealth management.

At TD Wealth Private Wealth Management, we believe in taking the time to discover what truly matters to you.  You'll have access to a team of the most integrated specialists in the industry who will get to know what's important to you before getting to your numbers.  It's private wealth management redefined, brought to you by one of the largest private wealth service providers in Canada.

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