René Blanchard, CIM, MBA

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

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René has been an Investment Advisor since 1996.  Prior to entering the field of wealth management, René was President, founder and partner in a commercial real estate and property management firm.  He gained valuable experience prior to that as President & General Manager of a firm holding interests in commercial real estate, construction, restaurant franchises, building supplies outlets and pharmacies. 

René holds a degree in Business Administration from UNB and a MBA from Dalhousie University.  He has taught business courses at the university level and given seminars on how to manage small businesses. He is active in his community through his involvement in the United Way.  He is a past President and has hosted an annual charity golf tournament to its benefit.  The tournament raised over $200,000 during its ten years of existence. 

He has earned the title of Vice President of the firm and is a 10 time member of the Executive Council.  As a Vice President of the firm, René has positioned himself as one of the very few bilingual discretionary money managers in New Brunswick.

François LeBlanc

Associate Portfolio Manager

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François (Frank) is a native of Montreal who was recruited by the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to play hockey and graduated in 1997.  He went on to play professional hockey in France and Germany for the next five years. François began working in the financial sector as an Investment Advisor in 2003.  He recently has furthered his education by completing his Certified Investment Manager designation – one of the most respected designations available within the Investment Industry.

François is available to help you with any questions regarding your portfolio. Along with being involved in portfolio reviews, François assists René with preparation of portfolio proposals, and he often relays René’s advice and recommendations to clients.

Away from the office, François volunteers as a goalie coach in the area.  He also enjoys spending time at home with his wife Karina, two sons Zachary and Sébastien and daughter Maëlle, as well as snowboarding, hockey, and other outdoor pursuits.

Lori Northrup

Administrative Assistant

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Lori is a Chartered Accountant and has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick in 1987.

Prior to joining Dominion Securities she was employed by a national public accounting firm where she advised corporate and personal tax clients on their taxation issues along with estate, succession and trust planning. 

Lori's role is to assist René's clients in identifying their financial and estate planning needs and to coordinate these wealth management services provided by RBC Dominion Securities.

Tina Peabody

Administrative Assistant

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Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick and brings over 20 years of administrative experience to René’s team.  Tina is committed to providing clients with efficient, professional and courteous service.

Krista Lewis

Administrative Assistant

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Krista has worked in the RBC Dominion Securities Fredericton branch for over 10 years in the Branch Operations Assistant role.  She is currently working with the Blanchard Wealth Management team providing administrative support.

Outside of the office, Krista is an active member of the Jemseg Lions Club, and member of various other community groups.

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