About Us

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  • Anne Marie Dryden, CFP CLU

    CEO and Certified Financial Planner

    Anne Marie Dryden, CFP CLUAnne Marie has been an independent provider of financial services for business owners and professionals for more than two decades. She has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter designation and is a Certified Financial Planner. She also completed the Canadian Securities course in 1990.

    As a business owner with a business consulting background, Anne Marie works primarily with incorporated business owners and professionals. She takes a low-key approach with clients, which provides them with a comfortable, stress free experience. Her goal is to provide solutions for building and preserving wealth while minimizing tax.
  • Adeline Setterfield

    Office Manager

    Adeline SetterfieldAdeline arrived in Canada in 1994 from South Africa, where she was born and raised. With a firm background in bookkeeping and office management, Adeline joined Anne Marie in 2005 after a successful term with another practice.
  • Laurel Stanton

    Administrative Assistant

    Laurel moved to Nanaimo from Calgary in 2005 and has been with BPF - Business Planners Financial Ltd. as an administrative assistant since 2010.
  • Hans Bischoff

    Fee Based Financial Advisor

    Hans BischoffHans values hard work and has experience in several industries including construction, forestry, retail trade and Delicatessen production. He worked at Nesvog meats in Nanaimo for 7 years to become one of their most reliable managers and ended up making great relationships with the owners and his colleagues. It was counselling his colleagues on financial matters that lead him to the financial industry. Hans developed a keen interest in investing at a very young age and wants to help others flourish, learn and profit from the financial industry.