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Our Team

Commitment to Value

Our actions are driven by trust, reliability, empathy, prudence, and innovation. We are committed to contributing positively to the quality of our clients’ lives, and their financial future. With respect and confidentiality, we will give priority to your goals and concerns and work exclusively for your benefit. We have the range of expertise and the comprehensive offering of products and services to meet your unique needs.

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Darren Alexander, CFP, CIM, FMA

Portfolio Manager & Financial Planner

Darren Alexander, CFP, CIM, FMA

Portfolio Manager and Financial Planner - Manulife Securities Incorporated

Life Insurance Advisor, Manulife Securities Insurance Agency 


Darren is trusted Portfolio Manager and Financial Planner with 30 years of investment advisory experience, including advising both the mass market and high net worth families.  

Experience is invaluable, and having worked as an advisor in the Bank, Trust and Credit Union sectors of the investment industry, Darren is able to apply a wealth of knowledge to a wide range of client situations and needs. During his extensive investment career he has helped his clients through many market corrections, including three major crises. Those were challenging times for clients and advisors alike, but Darren was able to help his clients keep focused on their long term objectives without panicking and making knee jerk decisions to sell on emotion. This ultimately protected them from locking in portfolio losses.

A key focus of Darren’s is to help families and individuals transition through the main stages of life financially, with particular attention to retirement planning, retirement income planning and succession planning. Darren has a full range of investment options available to customize a portfolio specific to personal risk tolerance and goals. These include, Bonds, Preferred Shares, Stocks, Exchange-traded Funds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Segregated funds, GICs and Socially Responsible investments.

Discretionary managed accounts are an important option worth considering and are available where appropriate. They can help minimize fees and in some cases, increase tax efficiency.

In 2015 Darren chose independence by moving to Manulife Securities Incorporated in South Surrey/White Rock where he has been able to better serve his valued clients

Check out Darren's Community Involvement and Awards!

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David Gradidge, PFP

Senior Investment Advisor

David Gradidge, PFP

Senior Investment Advisor, Manulife Securities Incorporated


Born and raised in Manitoba, David was disciplined at an early age in the world of investing and wealth creation. In 1996 David pursued that lifelong passion by joining the investment arm of the Bank of Nova Scotia and in 2006 David moved his practice to TWC/Berkshire Securities (later acquired by Manulife Securities) in order to be able to better serve his clients through a truly non-biased, independent platform.

Throughout his career David has remained steadfast to the time tested principles of wealth creation and has never wavered in the process of asset protection and conservative growth. Through all market conditions David has provided his clients security and peace of mind through solid and sensible advise.

David holds the Professional Financial Planning (PFP) designation and has served as Advisory Counsel to the Manulife Capital Markets Group. He is also a multi-year participant in Manulife's Circle of Excellence. David specializes in serving high to ultra high net worth clients with investible assets over one million dollars.

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Micah Anderson, PFP, FCSI

Senior Investment Advisor

Micah Anderson, PFP, FCSI

Senior Investment Advisor - Manulife Securities Incorporated


Micah has always had a passion for finance and has been in the wealth management industry helping clients protect and manage their wealth since 2004.

After working for several years at a major Canadian bank as in Investment Advisor, and wanting to provide more for his clients, Micah made the decision in 2014 to join forces with Manulife Securities Incorporated where he felt he could better serve his clients and offer a full range of investment products and solutions.

When not in the office, Micah loves to be with his wife, Treva, and their two young boys, Marcus and Finley

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Karina Armagno

Executive Assistant

Karina Armagno

Executive Assistant

Karina has been in the financial industry for the past eight years and has worked in a variety of support and service positions. Her professional passion is to deliver first class service to clients. She takes pride in managing the office efficiently, professionally answering client calls and providing timely support to the team.

She has a passion for learning and is eager to further develop her skill set in the financial industry, and flourish with the Alexander Wealth & Associates Advisory Group.

Karina is the mother of two daughters. She loves spending her time doing activities with the girls and the family pup.

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Cathy Palmer

Administrative Assistant

Cathy Palmer

Administrative Assistant


Cathy has been in the financial services industry tor over 30 years, and has extensive experience in investments and financial planning, but now works in an administrative capacity.

She helps prepare Darren for his client meetings by inputting data into the investment analysis and retirement planning programs used by Alexander Wealth & Associates Advisory Group.

She believes that you've worked hard for your money so you should make the most of it!