John Barabe's Biography
Assante Financial Management Ltd.

BiographyIf you are like most people, the 2008 financial crisis caused your stock market exposed investments to decline sharply and then slowly recover. Most clients were told to "hold on, it will get better" while nothing substantial was done with your account.

What if there was someone out there providing opportunity when others only saw adversity.  You could benefit from difficult times rather than just getting run over by them.  John would be glad to share his clients' successes by embracing strategic alternatives created specifically for them and implemented in a timely fashion. John's changes for clients allowed them to benefit from the opportunity that the 2008 stock market crash created which can be verified with trade dates. "It is this tactical approach that gives your investments the potential to excel". John's clients know "we are getting close to another major market decline" and "how we need to position to benefit".

John holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) as well as the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations. CFP and CLU trademarks are recognized as the "Gold Standard" in competency within the financial services industry. Rigorous qualifications and training are required to earn and maintain these designations.

John was a founding member of Assante's Chairman's Council - the ultimate recognition of outstanding achievement. He utilizes his education and experience to facilitate classes and training for the public, professional organizations, business and his peers. He has been a member of Toastmasters and served as a graduate assistant for Dale Carnegie. To stay on top of this ever-changing industry, he continues his own education in all sectors of personal and professional development. This diligence gained him the Canadian Investment Managers designation, and passed level one of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exam, a prestigious designation required to manage money. In 2010 John was honored by receiving a nomination from within the industry for the Canadian Investment Awards “Career Achievement”.

John's unwavering commitment to quality and service has enabled him to build and retain a successful practice in Regina. He believes that planning with honesty and integrity are cornerstones to improving clients' quality of life. He applies his knowledge to help clients make the right choices when considering all the product and service options that exist in today's marketplace. John takes a unique approach to discussing complex financial matters with an easy to understand story, analogy or metaphor.

John was born and raised in Saskatchewan. His time away from work is spent with his wife, Verna, their daughters Madison and Alexandra, and their twin boys, Mitchell and Connor.