Sean Etherington, MSM, CIM

Joined the Board in May 2020.

EVP and Co-head of Canadian Wealth for CI Financial and President of CI Assante Wealth Management.  Sean is responsible for the strategic growth of CI’s Canadian Wealth businesses. As President, Sean is responsible for Assante’s vision and the overall strategic plan for the organization, working to support a leading client and advisor experience, and the continued growth of the company. Sean has 23 years of investment industry experience joining CI Global Asset Management in 1999 and Assante Wealth Management in 2004. Prior to becoming President of Assante in 2017, Sean was Senior Vice-President, Sales and Wealth Services at Assante Private Client and CI Private Counsel.

Currently a Director of the Investment Industry Association of Canada and a board member and co-founder of motionball for Special Olympics, Sean was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (civil division) by the Governor General’s Office in 2019.

Sean is a graduate of Queen’s University and completed the Chartered Investment Manager designation. He received the Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from The Smith School of Business, Queen’s University and recently completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.