Fabien Ouellette CMT, CFTe, CIM, FCSI
Partner – Quintessence Wealth
Financial & Estate Planning Advisor
Fabien has been a leader in international asset management for over 25 years. His work has included advising individuals, families, endowments, foundations and business owners at firms ranging from large global asset managers to boutique firms, including Merrill Lynch, HSBC Securities, CIBC Wood Gundy, and yourCFO Advisory Group.
In 2011, Fabien joined Larry Berman at ETF Capital Management as portfolio manager and investment committee member. In 2018 the firm’s name was changed to QWealth Partners to better reflect the enhanced role it played as a national partner-owned portfolio management firm.
Fabien holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT), Certified Financial Technician (CFTe), and Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designations, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).
Since 1995, Fabien continues to be a sought-after public speaker and trainer, delivering retirement planning, investment management and change management workshops to corporations and Government departments including the Senate, Foreign Affairs, Public Works, National Research Council, the RCMP, Pfizer Canada, the University of Ottawa and others. He’s been a guest speaker at Larry Berman’s national educational events and has been on radio shows such as CFRA’s Experts on Call. Fabien writes investment and financial planning articles for various publications, and quietly provides expert financial and investment planning analysis to media personalities in support of their television appearances.
Fluently bilingual and originally from Montreal, Fabien and his wife Jane have lived in the Ottawa region for over 30 years and both travel extensively across the U.S., Europe and the Far East for business and pleasure. Fabien is an avid trimix technical scuba diver and is a member of the acclaimed Global Underwater Explorers. He’s an established guitar player, enjoys playing competitive chess and coaching young chess players, and when not diving 250 feet under water, he enjoys flying as a private pilot. Before the financial world became his passion, Fabien was a combat paramedic and x-ray technologist with the Canadian Armed Forces for 10 years.