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An-Lap started his career at Bank of Montreal.  Thereafter, he became one of the investment associates with the firm Primetime Investments, which invested in futures contracts on the floor of the Montreal Stock Exchange, his main function being risk management.  Almost 20 years ago, in 1998, he joined National Bank Financial (at the time Lévesque Beaubien Geoffrion).  An-Lap’s investment philosophy is centered on risk management and the pursuit of asymmetric returns.  Passionate and constantly aiming to push the boundaries of excellence, An-Lap has an entrepreneurial vision that enabled him to build and surround himself with an optimal, complementary team.  He takes his inspiration from and surrounds himself with the best in each field, applying different learned concepts for the benefit of clients of the VP Group.  In terms of personal values, he is very committed and considers it important to give back and contribute to society.  Effectively, he was awarded by the trade publication "Finance et Investissement" the title of the Most Committed Advisor.  He serves on the boards of directors of the Bruny Surin Foundation, the Quebec Society for Disabled Children, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation (Investment Committee), and the Angel Circle of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  He had studied at Collège Stanislas before obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance from the HEC in Montreal.

 

An-Lap sits on the Investment Committee of the Vo-Dignard Provost Group.

 

Awards and recognitions at NBF: Rookie of the Year (2001), Asset Growth (2001, 2004 and 2005), Team of the Year (2012), Social Responsibility (2008 and 2015).

 

Other titles and credentials: Portfolio Management Techniques (PMT), Investment Management Techniques (IMT), CE Ethics Course, Branch Managers Course (BMC), Options Licensing Course (OLC), Professional Financial Planning Course (PFPC), Derivatives Fundamentals Course (DFC), Conduct and Practices Handbook Course (CPH), Canadian Securities Course (CSC).

  • 2001

    Rookie of the Year

  • 2001, 2004 and 2005

    Asset Growth

  • 2008, 2015

    NBF National Award for Social Responsibility – VP Team Award

  • 2012*

    Best Team in Canada across National Bank Financial. *Inaugural year

  • 2014

    The Most Committed Advisor in the community – “Finance et Investissement” Award

Social involvement

Giving back to society is part of An-Lap Vo-Dignard’s core values.

An-Lap has therefore undergone many trainings related to philanthropy, planned giving, and good governance. Moreover, with the help of internal and external experts, he can help you set up a foundation, recommend organizations for causes that you wish to support, or advise you on maximizing your gifts and their impact to help causes that matter to you.

Furthermore, through the VP Group’s Annual Charity Gala, he has contributed in handing over nearly $1.5M through the years to different good causes.

In addition, the VP Group directly supports these organizations:

  • Official Presenter of Drop Zone VP for the benefit of the Quebec Society for Disabled Children (QSDC)
  • Official Presenter of OSM’s Public Rehearsals
  • Official Presenter of HEC’s ‘Club des 100’ (HEC’s "Young" Philanthropists)
  • Official Presenter of the Angel Circle of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Lastly, the VP Group dedicates a team member (currently Stéphanie Langlais) to spend half of her time handling charitable causes supported by the VP Team.

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