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Financial planners

​Gulf & Fraser's financial planners develop comprehensive Smart Money PlansTM through a full suite of investment products, including mutual funds*, stocks*, bonds*, exchange-traded funds* and more. They work to ensure that your plan covers every aspect of your financial life.

David Chan,​ QAFP™

Wealth Planner, GULF & FRASER, Credential Securities

Everyone’s situation is unique. I listen and understand the goals that are most important to you. I simplify financial concepts and clearly explain my recommendations to make sure that we are on the same page. Trust and integrity are paramount in developing a long-term member relationship.

Having been in the credit union financial services industry for well over two decades, David has seen many market ups and down. He believes that having a diversified portfolio and staying the course is the best solution in reaching your financial goals and objectives.

David listens closely to his members to find out what is most important to them and their families. He believes that financial assessment is unique to each individual and he provides you with customized, simple and easy-to-understand solutions without the complicated financial jargon.

David suggests that you pay yourself first by setting up an automatic savings plan from each paycheque to your RRSP or TFSA accounts. This will make a big impact on achieving your financial goals and objectives.

Areas covered: Edmonds

Tyler MacLean,​ CFP®, RIS


​I work as your financial partner and guide navigating you through your ever-changing and evolving financial landscape. Together with our team of wealth management professionals, I look to provide full holistic financial advice.

Tyler has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry and has helped countless individuals meet their unique financial goals. As a Certified Financial Planner, Tyler is passionate about partnering with Gulf & Fraser members to turn their dreams into reality. Tyler specializes in providing Gulf & Fraser members with personalized, tailored advice and access to a comprehensive suite of investment products through Credential Securities.

Tyler believes that creating goals that are meaningful to the individual is one of the most important considerations members should keep in mind when planning their financial futures. He also enforces the message that it is never too late to start investing, and that the power of compound returns paired with sound advice can make a substantial difference in meeting financial goals on a tighter timeline.

Areas covered: Cloverdale, Willoughby


​Greg Nakano, CFP®


Working with members to help them set and then reach their financial goals is so rewarding for me.

Greg has provided financial advice for over a decade and has guided many Gulf & Fraser members as they transitioned through different financial stages in their life.

Greg is a Certified Financial Planner with access to a comprehensive suite of investment solutions to help members put their financial plans in action.

Greg works with you to understand your financial goals, then creates a realistic plan to help you actually achieve those goals. He understands that everyone has different priorities, but those who have an established and personalized plan are more likely to be successful.

Areas covered: Port Coquitlam, New Westminster, Brentwood

​Anand Sharma,​ CFP®


I am proud to be a member and employee of Gulf & Fraser, as my values of helping members succeed and prosper in their financial goals align with the values of Gulf & Fraser. I’m also proud to contribute to the work we do enriching our local communities.

Anand has worked with credit union members for over 20 years in helping them discover their financial goals and creating a roadmap to achieve them. With his education and experience, earned by working closely with members, he believes that the path to success begins with a solid financial plan.

Anand likes to start by encouraging you to open up about your financial goals and how you envision your retirement. Using the planning tools at his disposal, he engages you in a disciplined approach to investing which helps you achieve your desired goals.

Area covered: Main Street, 41st Avenue 


Scott Zhang,​ CFA®


With several years of investment management experience and a strong academic background in finance, I work closely with our team of wealth management professionals to provide a holistic approach to financial advice for our membership.

Scott has a Master of Science in Finance from Simon Fraser University and is a CFA® charterholder.

As a Credential Securities Wealth Planner, Scott offers a full array of mutual funds* and develops personalized financial and tax-efficient investment strategies to help Gulf & Fraser members achieve their financial goals.

Scott believes that having a plan in place and the appropriate asset allocation are the keys to financial success. He encourages members to meet with him on a regular basis to review their goals, current situation and asset allocation to ensure they are on track. 

Areas covered: West Broadway 

Karen Fox, CFP®, RIS

Karen has worked in the financial services industry since 2009 and specializes in retirement income planning, accumulation of wealth and estate planning. She has a passion for helping members uncover their needs and achieve their goals. 

As a Certified Financial Planner, Karen can teach people about how the financial planning process relates to more than just their investments and build a customized, comprehensive plan based on the highest educational standards in the industry that maximizes financial resources, reduces debt, and helps members achieve their financial goals and dreams.

Karen believes in a quote from Warren Buffet – Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.
Karen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team of accredited financial professionals.

Areas covered: Aldergrove Community and Mission Community

Steven Brar, CFP®, RIS

Bio coming soon.

Area covered: Abbotsford Community, Mount Lehman, Cloverdale and Fleetwood

Jennifer Flentge, CFP®, FMA, FCUIC

Bio coming soon.

Areas covered: Murrayville, Otter, Willoughby and Langley

*Mutual funds, other securities and securities related financial planning services are offered through Credential Securities, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. Credential Securities is a registered mark owned by Aviso Wealth Inc. 

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Investment specialists

Gulf & Fraser's investment specialists work with you to develop a plan which may include term deposits, mutual funds* and insurance so that you can have well-diversified financial coverage. If your financial needs are more complex, then you would meet with one of our financial planners.

Cory Cop, RIS


I find it so rewarding to build trust with my members allowing them to feel confident in my ability to help them reach their financial goals and give them more time to focus on their careers and family.

Cory has been with Gulf & Fraser since 2016. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Victoria, he obtained his Canadian Securities Course (CSC) certification from the Canadian Securities Institute.

As an investment specialist, Cory listens to you to find out what you value most. He provides you with investment strategies tailored to reach your financial goals and objectives. He knows that investing can seem very complicated and can involve language that many people aren’t familiar with. So he’ll make sure to avoid using “investment jargon” when he speaks with you.

Cory strongly believes in saving early and often. He’ll remind you that paying yourself first is a great method to achieve financial success over the long term.

Area covered: Main Street, 41st Avenue, West End, West Broadway

Diana Duan, CFP® (Maternity Leave)


When providing advice and knowledge, I present options that show how you can achieve financial freedom with an easy-to-follow plan.

Diana has been in the financial industry since 2013. After completing a bachelor’s degree at Simon Fraser University, she obtained her Mutual Funds (IFC) certifications from the Canadian Securities Institute. In 2019, she became a Certified Financial Planner.

Diana's goal is to empower you with the confidence that comes from understanding your overall financial position. She'll help you identify opportunities and obstacles that may change the path towards reaching your goals and walk you through the steps towards making those goals a reality.

Diana is a firm believer in simple strategies. She emphasizes the ease of setting up an automatic savings plan and how this simple exercise can help you reach your goals without much effort. 

Areas covered: Edmonds, West Richmond, Richmond Centre, Metrotown


​​Zaiba Riaf, ​CFP®, RIS


It’s truly rewarding to see the sigh of relief when members realize the potential growth of their wealth through a personalized Smart Money PlanTM.

As an investment specialist, Zaiba believes in educating and working hand-in-hand with members to help them develop and implement a plan to achieve their financial goals. She takes time to listen and fully understand what her member’s needs are. Zaiba then presents a solution by simplifying all the technical aspects of investing and financial management.

Zaiba finds it is important that members work with a financial expert that they feel comfortable with, review their investments and finances on a regular basis.

Areas covered: North Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Brentwood, New Westminster

​Raman Takhar


My financial experience and education allows me to offer a personalized approach that will help solve individual financial concerns and objectives.

Raman has worked in the financial services industry for several years and has had the opportunity to assist members in meeting a wide variety of financial goals. Raman’s qualifications and financial background allow her to understand and cater to specific financial needs. She utilizes her experience with an emphasis on investment research and designs personalized financial strategies for her clients.

Raman believes that everyone should have access to advice that will allow them to have financial security and stability. She is a firm believer that one can never be over-prepared when it comes to finances. A dedicated financial assessment will allow for members to gain financial success and growth.

Raman specializes in providing Gulf & Fraser members with financial guidance and provides an array of personalized mutual funds* through Credential Asset Management Inc.

Areas covered: Nordel, Fleetwood, Cloverdale, Willoughby

Daniel Chiang, CFP®


Jannat Buttar, CFP®


Mike Razavi, CFP®


Sina Pourzal, CFP®


*Mutual funds and related financial planning services are offered through Credential Asset Management Inc. Financial planning services are available only from advisors who hold financial planning accreditation from applicable regulatory authorities.

Wealth protection planners and specialists

Gulf & Fraser's insurance planners and specialists work with you to determine what type of insurance and financial protection makes sense for you and your circumstances. 

Steve Camele


It can feel uncomfortable to talk about illness and, because of this, other insurance planners may try to make up their client’s minds for them. I won’t do that. I will present you with options for your insurance coverage and help you along the way.

Steve has nearly two decades of experience in the financial services industry and has spent the last 10 years specializing in insurance. As a Certified Health Specialist (CHS), Steve gives specialized advice on disability, critical illness and long-term care insurance.

Having dealt with all types of financial situations over his career, Steve offers practical advice on how you can best protect your assets, without the added pressure of a commissioned sales approach.

Having a “difficult conversation” with Steve can benefit your family in the long run.

When Steve met with Rob+, a new immigrant to Canada—and the sole breadwinner for a family of three—he encouraged Rob to get critical illness insurance coverage as part of his life insurance package. Rob was only 46 at the time; he underwent a full medical check and was deemed in good health. But just two years later, Rob fell ill unexpectedly and had to undergo heart bypass surgery. He couldn’t work so he used his critical illness insurance to help him meet the costs of rent and groceries and caring for his family. 

I feel proud I was actually able to help someone like Rob. 

Steve believes strongly in helping you protect your family and the assets you work very hard to accumulate. This is how he approaches all cases. Talk to Steve about your insurance needs today.

Areas covered: All regions of British Columbia

Sina Asgari


I am here to help our members to understand how investment and insurance work, what options are available to them and how they can take advantage of these options, so they can make the best decision for their own financial picture.

Sina Asgari knew from a young age how important financial literacy is to living your best life. He has a natural ability to understand and relate to concerns people have when dealing with uncertainty in their lives. He works closely with members, answering their questions and guiding them towards achieving their financial goals.

Sina provides financial advice to our members—whether that is guidance around using credit cards, choosing life insurance, or investing. He has a diploma in Business Administration, Marketing and Finance and he is preparing for accreditation as a Certified Financial Planner. Sina holds high the cooperative values of Gulf & Fraser and is proud of our reputation for delivering quality service. He sees the relationships that he and his colleagues have with members as one of the best offerings of Gulf & Fraser. 

Areas covered: Richmond, Metrotown, and South Burnaby

**Gulf & Fraser Insurance Services Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf & Fraser. This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific insurance, financial, investment, tax, or other advice to you, and should not be acted or relied upon in that regard. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from a qualified professional. Insurance products are underwritten by certain licensed insurance companies and are only available throughout British Columbia, Canada.

+Names have been changed to protect the privacy of our members.

Retirement planners and advisors 

Gulf & Fraser's specialists help you with retirement income planning. They provide guidance with planning your estate and advise you on financial steps to take when you decide it's time to retire. 

Jeanie Shih,​ CFP®


It’s not how much money you make, it’s how much you save, and everyone can benefit from a well-structured financial plan.

Jeanie strives to provide customized advice for each member’s unique financial situation. She offers solutions to generate return and tax efficient incomes. Jeanie specializes in retirement income planning.

Jeanie enjoys sharing financial information with clients and works with them to create a plan that will help them achieve their goals. Whether they want to retire on time or learn about estate planning, Jeanie has the knowledge and advice to really work with and for her clients.

Areas covered: Coquitlam, Burnaby