I believe that you should be the change you want to see in the world, and Gandhi’s quote has inspired me to advocate for that change – by helping interested clients find investments that create positive impacts beyond financial return.
My name is Michael Silicz, and I am an investment advisor with National Bank Financial in Winnipeg, Canada with the Silicz Birdsall Advisory Group. Alongside my partners, I provide my clients peace of mind by managing their wealth holistically. My experience allows me to better serve my clients by offering customized investment solutions, estate advice and wealth management strategies. Prior to joining National Bank, I worked as a lawyer and as a policy analyst with the Province of Manitoba.
I am a Certified Responsible Investment Advisor and am personally interested in the liberating power of capital and its ability to create positive, impactful change. Through the promotion of open and defined environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) standards, I believe that there is an opportunity for investors to work with governments to create positive impact by focusing not just on the corporate bottom line, but rather on the triple bottom line of economic, environment, and social impact. By transferring the risk of capital away from government to the private sector, and allowing government to concentrate on the provision of the public good, my vision is one of a world where impact investing redefines the role of the corporation and the purpose of the nation-state in the 21st century.
When not spending time with my wife and young son, in my spare time I enjoy reading about current affairs, volunteering in my community to further education, or staying active through weights, soccer and marathons. I am committed to providing exceptional service to my clients. If you’re interested in investing, I will work with you, get to know your situation and goals, and then will suggest ways to align your investments with your values. With me, your wealth is in good hands.