Gina Macdonald, CFP®, R.F.P., CIM®

Gina grew up in Vancouver, graduated from York House School, and completed her B.A. in Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She joined Macdonald, Shymko & Company Ltd. (MSC) in 1995 and became a principal of MSC in 2000. During her early years with MSC, she completed the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s (BCIT’s) Associate Certificate in Financial Management and the Canadian Securities Course. Gina is a qualified provider of severance counseling to provincial government employees, and has earned the CFP® (Certified Financial Planner), R.F.P. (Registered Financial Planner) and CIM® (Chartered Investment Manager) designations. Gina is registered as a Portfolio Manager with the B.C., Ontario and Alberta Securities Commissions.

Gina continues to energetically improve her educational background in financial planning and business. As a Member of the Canadian Association of Financial Planners (CAFP), she was involved with numerous CAFP (BC) Planning Schools and the CAFP Vancouver Convention. Gina has served as co-chair of the Institute of Advanced Financial Planners (IAFP)’s national education symposium, and is currently a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade, Association of Women in Finance, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, and the IAFP. Gina is also a Contributing Editor for Money Sense magazine and is regularly interviewed as an expert by the media. In 2016, she and her team was ranked 9th in the Top Advisors in Canada by Wealth Professional magazine.

Activities with family and friends, photography, and volunteer commitments keep Gina busy outside the office. She is a graduate of the Leadership Vancouver program and was the Treasurer for the York House School Alumnae Association for six years. She has provided mentorship through BCIT’s Financial Management, YWCA’s Connect to Success and York House School. She has also been involved with Junior Achievement’s Dollars with Sense, Rethink Breast Cancer, Big Brothers & Sisters, HSBC Childrun, Kerrisdale Little League, Bumblebee Preschool, Vancouver Child Studies Centre Preschool, as well as Community Rowing and Dragonboating.

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