Ed Clayson, CIM, B.Sc. (Ag)

Vice-President, Portfolio Manager & Wealth Advisor

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Ed Clayson leads a team that partners with very successful families and business owners, to preserve their wealth and create tax efficient growth and income not only for them but their successors also. 
Growing up on the family farm instilled strong core values in Ed, but the financial instability that came with it made him very aware of how families are affected by money-related concerns. Because of this, he now has a passion to guide clients through good times and not so good times, and to mitigate the levels of financial worries that so often accompany unknown financial circumstances or health related situations.
Ed offers a premium level of discretionary portfolio management based on a thorough knowledge of his clients’ needs, objectives, goals, desires and risk tolerances. Since 1995, he has helped high-net worth families, business owners and farmers preserve capital and generate tax-efficient income. His informed, diligent and consultative approach, coupled with an outstanding level of client service, sets him apart from his peers. Ed serves clients with $1.0 million or more in investible assets.
Prior to joining Dominion Securities, Ed was an Investment Advisor and Branch Manager at Merrill Lynch and CIBC Wood Gundy. He also spent 14 years in Agriculture related businesses before joining the wealth management business.Ed is committed to ongoing professional development, acquiring the designations of Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), Professional Financial Planner (PFP) and is a licensed Life Insurance Representative. He has also been accredited the Portfolio Manager title.
Ed and his wife, Wendy, have been married since 1983. They have two adult sons. Ed is very active in community charity work and with his local Church. He was raised on and worked a mixed farm, owned and operated by his family. In his spare time, Ed enjoys woodworking and Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Nicole Gatto, BA

Associate Investment Advisor

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Nicole has been in the finance industry since 1995 and a member of the investment industry since she joined Ed’s practice in 2000. She has proven to be an invaluable member of the team, is committed to the clients, and has been key in the growth and development of the business. As the clients’ first contact person, it is her responsibility to ensure your needs are addressed or directed to the team member who is best suited to resolve your request. 

Nicole has called Guelph home since 1995. She and her husband were married in 1996 and have two children together. In her spare time, she enjoys competing in triathlons, running races, going to the movies, and reading.