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A Partner You Can Trust

John’s approach to wealth management is best captured by his business beliefs which are as follows:

  • Financial security doesn’t happen by accident
  • Financial markets are largely unpredictable so his client portfolios must be properly diversified
  • Client portfolios should always include income-generating investments because income is the backbone to successful long-term investing
  • Taxes matter. Clients should always arrange their finances to minimize payments to Canada Revenue Agency
  • The most important rule of successful investing is ‘don’t lose the capital’
  • Finally, John believes his #1 job is to help ensure his clients are successful with their investments


About Manulife Securities Incorporated

Manulife Securities Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading Canada-based financial services group with operations in Canada, United States and Asia.

Manulife Securities Incorporated is one of Canada’s foremost independent investment dealers. Our firm commitment to service excellence coupled with our expansive product offering and full service trade desk provides advisors with choices tailored to fit their clients’ financial goals and investment needs. Manulife Securities Incorporated is a member of IIROC.



John A. Scott, CPA, CA, CIM, CFA Photo

John A. Scott, CPA, CA, CIM, CFA

Senior Investment Advisor, Manulife Securities Incorporated

Life Insurance Agent, Manulife Securities Insurance Inc.

John has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry and joined the Toronto office of Manulife Securities in 2016. John earned his Chartered Accountant designation with one of the largest public accounting firms in Canada. He has also obtained his Life Insurance License, level I and II. John’s CA background has given him a conservative approach to investing that helps his clients make good decisions and smart choices about money. John regards each client relationship as a special privilege and constantly strives to enhance his value for the benefits of his clients. John has lived in Oakville with his wife and three daughters for the past 20 years. He enjoys family, the cottage, skiing, hockey and golf.