Jeff has a great manner about him. He is intuitive, open-minded, compassionate, and instinctively sees issues from other people’s perspectives. His clients value his astute listening skills and have confidence that his wealth management advice reflects their individual needs.

My Financial Expertise and Passion

Jeff Johnstone’s career in Wealth Management began over a decade ago in Business Development with Canaccord Capital. The allure of investment advising beckoned and he joined Canaccord Genuity where he worked diligently to develop a successful practice from the ground up. With Jeff’s 2016 move to National Bank Financial Wealth Management, he concentrated on building an enviable book of business, providing customized investment advice and multi-generational financial planning to affluent individuals, families and business owners. Since joining Cohen Johnstone Wealth Management, Jeff’s focus is on the numerous exciting opportunities with his partners as they collectively enhance their high-net-worth service offer and propel their business to the next level.

In the Beginning

Jeff earned his stripes long before his foray into investment advising. His aspirations of becoming a professional hockey player were truncated by a family illness that required him to move back home to Canada. Plans had to be re-drawn as the responsibilities of the family business required his attention. Jeff’s personal life experiences have equipped him with strengths and insights usually attributable to those far beyond his years. His compassion, understanding, commitment and resilience have shaped his distinct abilities to assess the impact of change and to re-calibrate life and financial goals. Having been awarded the Elwin Derbyshire hockey scholarship, Jeff excelled and shared team captain responsibilities at Queen’s University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts (Economics) following transfer from Oswego State University’s Bachelor of Commerce programme.

My Community Involvement and Giving Back

Jeff remains avidly involved in sports and hockey, in particular. He is a Member of the Board for the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, Co-Chair of the Hall of Fame Budget Committee, and assists with fundraising and financials for their Annual Awards Gala. Jeff volunteered with the Special Olympics of Canada for three years and is presently involved in the Step-Up Challenge for Prostate Cancer Canada.

On A Personal Note

An ardent pet-lover, Jeff recalls growing up in what he affectionately refers to as ‘a wild animal kingdom’ of dogs, cats and horses. His early passion was to be a veterinarian, but he knew his limits in dealing with difficult emotional family choices. His fondness for animals reaches far past domestic breeds. Jeff has a fascination with sharks, and cage-diving with them has made his bucket list – a sure-fired way to maintain his reflexes!
But beyond all, Jeff values the importance of family. Friends and coaches alike say that with Jeffrey “what you see is what you get” and he wears his heart on his sleeve. Jeff actively seeks out opportunities for positive engagement. That’s where he derives his greatest satisfaction.