Dave Harder is Vice President and Portfolio Manager with more than 30 years of experience with RBC Dominion Securities. Dave has been a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) since 1984.
As an accredited Portfolio Manager, Dave is licensed to provide discretionary investment management for individuals, corporations and institutions. Together with experts from RBC, he is able to offer professional advice for personal financial planning, estate planning, and succession planning.
Dave is respected throughout North America for the weekly Investment Update he produces for his individual and institutional clients. Comments from his Updates have been printed in the Toronto Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Investor Business Daily newspaper and CNBC's Guest Blog. The book he has written together with psychiatrist Dr. Janice Dorn from Phoenix Arizona, called Mind Money & Markets, has been endorsed by several global market experts.
Having been born and raised in the Fraser Valley, Dave and his wife Marianne, married since 1980, currently enjoy a rural lifestyle in Chilliwack, British Columbia. They have three married daughters and seven grand children. He is active in his local church and has been a member of Trinity Western Universitys Advisory Council. As a volunteer for M2W2, he has visited prison inmates for over a decade. Dave has used his skills as a Swiftwater Rescue Technician for the Kent Harrison Search and Rescue team for more than 13 years as well. He serves on the Rural Issues Committee for the City of Chilliwack. Dave appreciated the opportunity to volunteer as a Driver for Olympic Officials during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Since 2000, Dave has completed marathons and Ironman Triathlons, training himself to be disciplined both physically and emotionally. He also windsurfs, cycles and snowboards, believing that a healthy body and sound mind go hand-in-hand with making wise decisions.
"We do not have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest." Warren Buffett