October 7, 2019 - St. Catharines Golf & Country Club

Education Session

I'm looking forward to meeting everybody on Tuesday.  This online portal provides some information about me, my process and some case studies (from the past).


I only have a short amount of time to explain my experience as an Insurance Consultant.  I plan to stick around to meet after the event.  


One last thing, I've recently been working on several cases with Kevin Stienstra who is a Tax Accountant at Grant Thornton St. Catharines.  I thought it would be a good idea to introduce a talented accountant for St. Catharines area advisors/clients.

About - brian laundry

Driven to educate, inspire – and achieve the best results every time

It’s not awards that drive Brian Laundry, though having been recognized as a Manulife Elite Advisor as well as a Hollis Insurance/PPI Top Advisor for seven consecutive years, his record speaks for itself. What drives Brian is a quest to be the best in the financial planning business – offering advisors and clients alike the best possible advice for achieving financial objectives.


Brian has developed a strategic network of professionals, including financial advisors, investment advisors and accountants, in order to deliver a multifaceted approach to tax and insurance consulting. As part of his process he works tirelessly to glean a complete understanding of the needs, objectives and financial obligations at play, and then applies his expertise to recommend an optimal and nuanced course of action. In particular, Brian brings deep expertise surrounding the biggest threat to Canadians’ finances – taxes.


But while Brian knows that the results count – and in this industry, they count a lot – he thrives on delivering the best end-to-end experience. “I get a real charge out of helping people,” he says. “I get even more of a charge when people tell me how great the experience has been. Aside from spending time with my family, nothing is more exciting, energizing and fulfilling than building my business. I love my industry.”

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how do i work with brian?

Communication is what Counts

There are many different methods advisors use to work with Brian:


  1. Call  - Have a chat about the situation and discuss next steps
  2. Email  - You can send Brian an email with a summary of the client situation and related materials.  Once received, Brian will provide feedback about the opportunity (via email and/or phone)
  3. Introduce  - Many advisors send an email to the client and to Brian with a virtual introduction.  Brian takes-the-lead and communicates directly with the client (advisor is cc'd)


The most important thing about a collaborative relationship is communication.  The more you speak with Brian, the more you will learn how to collaborate together.  Call Brian if you have a simple question.  Call to chat about client situations.  Call to brainstorm together.  It doesn't matter, just call and chat.  


There is a Process


The flowchart below explains the entire process.  Of course communication is key, but there is a very strong back-office process that is used every-single-time.  Below is the process used when receiving a referral from an advisor.  

Methods of Communication

Every advisor I work with knows that I'm always available.  Days, evenings, weekends...it doesn't matter.  


The best collaborative relationship is relatively informal.  Each of our families will always come first, but you should never hesitate sending a text message/email, or calling at any time to speak about a client or opportunity.

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real life examples (redacted client names)

After a client meeting has been completed, a detailed email with relevant attachments is emailed directly to the client and the referring advisor.  This email are the meeting notes and is both long and detailed.  These notes form the 'Reason Why Letter' now required by FSCO for all new life insurance applications.  Also, these notes provide a cover letter for insurance company underwriters.  Below are some real-life client examples:


  1. Michael & Kerrie - Family Market (31 year old couple - no insurance, $100,000 AUM) - $7,000 FYC
  2. Dr. Smith - Corporate Market (57 year old couple) - $225,000 FYC
  3. Travis & Elisha - Corporate Market (43 year old couple, no insurance, $200,000 Corporate Investments) - $4,000 FYC
  4. Maureen & Rob - Family Market (57 year old couple without children) - FYC $3,000
  5. Sheila - Corporate Market (57 Year old, large estate tax liability) - FYC $322,000

What tools does brian use?

There are literally dozens of other software/applications that are used but not listed

ADVISOR ENDORSEMENT - RAYMOND CHOO (IA SECURITIES)

Raymond Choo is an Investment Advisor with HollisWealth. He has been working in the financial services industry since 1994 and has attained his CFP®, FMA and FCSI designations.

ADVISOR ENDORSEMENT - DAVID LYON (IA SECURITIES)

David Lyon is an Financial Advisor located in Toronto.  He manages more than $100M in assets and have been a huge advocate for using an Insurance Consultant (ie. me)