Meet our team

A diverse group of talented professionals

Meet our team

A diverse group of talented professionals


Daryl Cooper

Portfolio Manager, Director of Wealth Management

Daryl Cooper

In 1995, I formed the investment advisory service called Cooper Wealth Management. I have been truly blessed to have found a passion that doesn’t feel like work and this is reflected in our client retention and satisfaction. Our team is now called Cooper Schneider Financial to recognize the input and importance of my partner; Wealth Advisor, Colleen Schneider.
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Colleen Schneider

Wealth Advisor

Colleen Schneider

Working closely with Daryl and the rest of the Cooper Schneider Financial team, including the extended team of specialists at Scotia Wealth Management, Colleen is extremely detail-oriented and leaves no stone uncovered. She takes a solution focused approach, offering financial planning that is conservative, reliable and designed for long term success.
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Wealth management services

What makes us unique

We provide a unique wealth management process that focuses on affluent clients who aspire to a work optional lifestyle. Our process stands out amongst the rest because we do it for people who invest and are tired of the ordinary. We do not accept mediocrity. We are architects of a better way to managing your wealth.

Our unique method – the RBI Bridging Formula is a process driven approach that involves planning and protection. It is a process that is objective, disciplined and transparent.

We work with like-minded people that appreciate the value, enthusiasm, passion and knowledge that we bring to the office every day.

We became wealth advisors to help people tune out the noise and focus on what matters to them—things they can control—so that they can face the future with anticipation, instead of apprehension.

Contrary to the old cliché what you don’t know can hurt you and ignorance is not bliss; financial health is a matter of choice, not chance. We became wealth advisors to help our clients to make more informed choices and take fewer chances. That is the harmony of wealth and risk management—integrated.

We learned long ago that financial success requires more than just judgment and ideas. It requires a process.

When we started, we attracted affluent clients from all walks of life who appreciated our process and client experience. This included farmers, retirees and professionals. Today, we primarily work with professionals, business owners/farmers and executives who, among other things, aspire to that work-optional lifestyle and want to secure their family’s investment legacy.

One of the primary characteristics of these clients is that they delegate their wealth management to a professional, allowing them to focus on what they really want to be doing; or what they are really good at.

We take a team approach to creating a client experience that is consistent. Each person on our team has bought into best practices that govern how we conduct ourselves with our clients.

We are vigilant defenders of wealth. We believe in full transparency in all that we do. We provide our clients with services that reflect their needs.

We understand that wealth advisors must have a defined process that can contribute to helping clients protect their wealth, enabling them to realize their dreams and sleep well at night.

We keep our client base to a minimum and only work with select clients who are a fit for what we provide. We do this so we can be all things to a few instead of attempting to be everything for everyone.

We utilize a process we termed the RBI Bridging Formula. This process is a truly unique wealth management system that fully understands that success for our clients involves diligence and attention to Planning and Process. Planning and Process are key elements in both Portfolio Management and Financial Planning and when combined, they formulate your Wealth Blueprint.

We realize that a jack of all trades is a master of none. Therefore, we utilize the services of our in-house team of specialists which includes two financial planners, a full team of life insurance experts, a chartered accountant for complex business strategies, private banking and a lawyer for estate and trust needs.

  • Financial Planning from Scotia Capital Inc.
  • Coverage from Scotia Wealth Insurance Services Inc.
  • Private Banking from the Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Estate and trust planning from Scotiatrust®, The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company

Our process is panoramic and all encompassing. It covers every piece of the financial puzzle and engages every service provider so that our clients always have the complete picture.

Our method is fluid and dynamic. It is not static and it is not transactional.

As our clients’ lives unfold, their needs will evolve. We act as the bridge to their financial aspirations.

  • We work at turning apprehension into anticipation
  • We are specialists—not generalists
  • We partner with an in-house team of wealth specialists
  • We believe that success comes from planning and is not left to chance
  • We fully understand that our clients want to sleep well at night and enjoy their lives

Our RBI Bridging Formula leaves no stone unturned. The planning and investment process is unique, conservative and disciplined.

We are accountable to our clients for we understand the crucial role we play in building and protecting their wealth.

Each day inspires us to strive to provide a service that we believe is unique from the mainstream.

We work out of our home base in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with Scotia Wealth Management. Our office is on the 7th Floor of the Saskatoon Square office tower on the corner of 4th Avenue and 22nd Street.

In our experience, our affluent clients are mobile throughout Canada. In order to continue to provide them with the service they have come to expect and appreciate, we are licensed in five provinces and have active experience servicing accounts in each of these provinces.

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Market Watch for December 1, 2017

Global Portfolio Advisory Group

December 1, 2017

Big Picture

Taxes, data and oil in focus

The Trump tax overhaul, strong U.S. economic data and an agreement to extend oil production curbs made it a busy, last week of November. Starting with the Trump tax bill, it appeared to be gaining the required support to get passed in the Senate Thursday with the core of the bill corporate and individual tax cuts. If passed, several more hurdles must be cleared for the bill to become law. In economic news, data showed the U.S. economy growing faster than originally thought in Q3 as annualized GDP was upwardly revised to a seasonally and inflation adjusted 3.3% from 3.0%. More good news for the U.S. economy came from the Conference Board Tuesday when its consumer confidence index rose to 129.5 in November from 126.2 in October, a 17-year high. Closely linked to consumer confidence is consumer spending and it grew 0.3% in October after rising 0.9% – the quickest pace in eight years – in September. Taken together, the U.S. data points to another solid quarter of growth for Q4. Also of interest to market watchers was the OPEC meeting in Vienna in which it and other oil producers led by Russia agreed Thursday to extend their deal to curb production through the end of 2018. There was also progress on Brexit this week after an outline deal was reached on the divorce bill with the European Union. Meantime, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said global growth is on course to deliver its best year since 2010 largely due to the U.S. and eurozone economies which are growing more rapidly than expected. Overall, the OECD is forecasting a 3.6% rate of expansion for the global economy this year and 3.7% in 2018. Looking ahead, we’ll get a look at Canadian GDP data tomorrow for the month and Q3.

 

Markets

Bullish month for U.S. stocks

U.S. stocks ended the month higher with the Dow roaring past the 24,000 pt. level for the first time Thursday. For the four days covered in this report, the Dow advanced 715 pts. to close at 24,272, the S&P 500 added 45 pts. to end at 2,647 and the Nasdaq shed 16 pts. to settle at 6,873. In Canada, the TSX lost ground giving back 41 pts. to finish at 16,067.

 

Equities/Strategy

Strong fundamentals push markets to new highs heading into year end

Strategy: The fundamental backdrop for global markets remains constructive as we head into the final month of the year. Global economic growth indicators, such as consumer and business confidence and machinery and equipment orders, have remained near 8-year highs across the manufacturing and service sectors in most major economies. This has translated into ongoing economic and earnings forecast upgrades over the past month suggesting the economic expansion could sustain this year’s solid pace into 2018. This should help the current growth cycle’s duration (now at approximately 8.5 years) approach the longest expansion cycle on record in the post-WWII era (10-years: 1991-2001).  As a result, a number of major equity markets in North America, Europe and Asia hit new all-time highs in the month of November. Notwithstanding occasional bouts of profit-taking, we remain bullish on equity markets heading into year-end and the new year. With economic growth set to sustain a healthy pace, commodities holding near recent highs, and interest rates set to gradually rise, we expect cyclical sectors to continue to outperform at the expense of interest-rate defensive segments (see asset allocation tables at the back for more detail). Near-term market drivers and/or event risks to watch for in coming weeks include OPEC’s meeting to discuss extending production cuts to year-end 2018 on Nov. 30th, a vote on the U.S. Senate’s version of a tax reform bill that could come as soon as Dec. 1st, the U.S. budget expiry on Dec. 8th, and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest rate-setting meeting on Dec. 13th (25bp rate hike expected).

 

 

This material does not include or constitute an investment recommendation, and is not intended to take into account the particular investment objectives, financial conditions, or needs of individual clients. Before acting on this material, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and talk to your investment advisor.

This publication has been prepared by ScotiaMcLeod, a division of Scotia Capital Inc. (SCI). This publication is intended as a general source of information and should not be considered as personal investment or tax advice. We are not tax advisors and we recommend that individuals consult with their professional tax advisor before taking any action based upon the information found in this publication. Opinions, estimates, and projections contained herein are our own as of the date hereof and are subject to change without notice. The information and opinions contained herein have been compiled or arrived at from sources believed reliable but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to their accuracy or completeness. Neither SCI nor its affiliates accepts liability whatsoever for any loss arising from any use of this publication or its contents. This publication is not, and is not to be construed as, an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and/or commodity futures contracts. SCI, its affiliates and/or their respective officers, directors, or employees may from time to time acquire, hold, or sell securities and/or commodities and/or commodity futures contracts mentioned herein as principal or agent. SCI and/or its affiliates may have acted as financial advisor and/or underwriter for certain of the corporations mentioned herein and may have received and may receive remuneration for same. All insurance products are sold through Scotia Wealth Insurance Services Inc., the insurance subsidiary of Scotia Capital Inc., a member of the Scotiabank Group. When discussing life insurance products, ScotiaMcLeod advisors are acting as Insurance Advisors (Financial Security Advisors in Quebec) representing Scotia Wealth Insurance Services Inc. This publication and all the information, opinions, and conclusions contained in it are protected by copyright. This report may not be reproduced in whole or in part, or referred to in any manner whatsoever, nor may the information, opinions, and conclusions contained in it be referred to without in each case the prior express consent of SCI.

Market Watch for November 17, 2017

Global Portfolio Advisory Group

November 17, 2017

Big Picture

Global growth remains on track

The health of the global economy was centre stage this week with key data pointing to continued growth – albeit modest – in the world’s largest economies. Starting in the U.S., manufacturing output registered a one-month 1.3% increase in October, notably higher than the combined manufacturing output change in each of the five prior months. The gauge measures the production output of manufacturers, mines and utilities which are important drivers of economic growth. Turning to China, its manufacturing output fell to 6.2% yoy in October down from 6.6% in September. Although moderating, the gauge points to still solid growth for the world’s second-largest economy. In Japan, GDP data Wednesday showed the country growing at an annualized pace of 1.4% in Q3. The country has now gone nearly two years without a contraction in GDP, the longest since 2001. Turning to the Eurozone, the flash Q3 GDP estimate left quarterly growth unrevised at 0.6% and yoy estimates unchanged at 2.5% which are the fastest rates of growth recorded in the region in almost a decade. Returning to the U.S., inflation remains muted with consumer prices rising only slightly in October from September. Yoy prices have advanced a more robust 2% with the two data points sending mixed signals to the U.S. Federal Reserve which must decide whether the economy can withstand a planned, third interest rate hike mid-December. In political news, the Trump tax plan cleared an important hurdle Thursday with the House passing it but the tax overhaul must now go to the Senate. Also of note, NAFTA talks restarted Thursday in Mexico City with top negotiators from each country staying home to allow working-level officials to sort through the most difficult issues, a move that doesn’t bode well for their self-imposed March 2018 deadline.

 

Markets

U.S. socks stage strong rebound

U.S. stocks pulled back to start the week but strongly rebounded Thursday recovering all of the losses south of the border. For the four days covered in this report, the Dow added 36 pts. to close at 23,458, the S&P 500 moved ahead 3 pts. to end at 2,585 and the Nasdaq gained 42 pts. to finish at 6,792. The TSX was the money loser among the four benchmarks giving back 104 pts. to settle at 15,935.

 

Equities/Strategy

Markets continue to impress following U.S. election

Strategy: Global markets grinded higher over the past month notwithstanding a bout of profit-taking in recent days. Economic reports around the world continue to point to solid growth momentum with 2017 on pace to post among the best global GDP growth rates since 2011. Economic momentum has broadened out to the four corners of the world over the past year with every major economy posting positive growth, reflecting a sturdier global recovery phase. This has translated into solid double-digit corporate earnings growth in the third quarter once the insurance sector has been excluded following its large, hurricane-related losses. Having avoided a correction in excess of 5% since February 2016, the S&P500 equity index has experienced an unusually long stretch without a meaningful pullback, leaving on the table some potential for transient profit-taking at some point.  Headline risks abound.  These include geopolitical noise out of the Middle East, with rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran possibly putting oil supplies at risk.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress continues its work on a tax reform bill that can pass both chambers, and the Federal Reserve approaches its meeting in mid-December, when the Federal Open Market Committee is expected to hike interest rates once again. However, with underlying fundamentals remaining supportive, we continue to view pullbacks as an opportunity to put cash to work.

 

This material does not include or constitute an investment recommendation, and is not intended to take into account the particular investment objectives, financial conditions, or needs of individual clients. Before acting on this material, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and talk to your investment advisor.

This publication has been prepared by ScotiaMcLeod, a division of Scotia Capital Inc. (SCI). This publication is intended as a general source of information and should not be considered as personal investment or tax advice. We are not tax advisors and we recommend that individuals consult with their professional tax advisor before taking any action based upon the information found in this publication. Opinions, estimates, and projections contained herein are our own as of the date hereof and are subject to change without notice. The information and opinions contained herein have been compiled or arrived at from sources believed reliable but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to their accuracy or completeness. Neither SCI nor its affiliates accepts liability whatsoever for any loss arising from any use of this publication or its contents. This publication is not, and is not to be construed as, an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and/or commodity futures contracts. SCI, its affiliates and/or their respective officers, directors, or employees may from time to time acquire, hold, or sell securities and/or commodities and/or commodity futures contracts mentioned herein as principal or agent. SCI and/or its affiliates may have acted as financial advisor and/or underwriter for certain of the corporations mentioned herein and may have received and may receive remuneration for same. All insurance products are sold through Scotia Wealth Insurance Services Inc., the insurance subsidiary of Scotia Capital Inc., a member of the Scotiabank Group. When discussing life insurance products, ScotiaMcLeod advisors are acting as Insurance Advisors (Financial Security Advisors in Quebec) representing Scotia Wealth Insurance Services Inc. This publication and all the information, opinions, and conclusions contained in it are protected by copyright. This report may not be reproduced in whole or in part, or referred to in any manner whatsoever, nor may the information, opinions, and conclusions contained in it be referred to without in each case the prior express consent of SCI.


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