Richardson GMP

Welcome to the December edition of our monthly newsletter. As you are no doubt busy preparing for the holiday season, we are busy ensuring that all of the considerations surrounding the end of another tax year are handled on your behalf. We would like to take this opportunity to point out a couple of housekeeping matters:

Holiday office hours

1) December 24th is the last trading day in Canada for equity market transactions to settle in 2015; markets close at 10am PST. Canadian markets will be closed December 25th and December 28th, and will re-open December 29th. They will also be closed January 1st. US Markets will be open December 28th (so the last day for trading US securities is December 28th); all other dates for US market closures are the same as those for Canada.

2) The Jefferson|Steele office will be closed from 10am on December 24th through January 4th. We will have staff available for contact by phone during that week at our regular numbers, should you have an urgent matter.

We wish you the very best for the holiday season, and hope that you have the opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends!

In this edition of our newsletter, we start with holiday reading book recommendations (2 titles from each team member), then an article on the 10th annual Grand Caribou Express Concert (benefitting the Potluck Café Society), and finish with a piece on TFSA and tax bracket changes. Enjoy…

All the best,

Dwight, Tyler, Neil, Paul, Brenda, Jessica, & Wendy

Holiday book reading recommendations

 ...and for your Christmas reading pleasure, some of our recent favourite titles:

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Potluck Café fundraiser

After our team’s two experiences providing and serving hot lunches at the Potluck Café on the Downtown East Side, we were honoured to contribute more to this worthy cause.

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TFSA back to $5,500 as of Jan. 1: Here’s what to do

By Melissa Shin (

It’s official. The $10,000 TFSA limit is rolling back to $5,500. The change is effective January 1, 2016, so clients will not be affected for 2015.

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Dwight Jefferson, CIMA®
Senior Vice President
Portfolio Manager
Tel.: 604.640.0555 • Email

Tyler Steele, CFA
Senior Vice President
Portfolio Manager
Tel.: 604.640.0554 • Email

Paul Rietkerk, CIM, FMA
Portfolio Manager
Tel.: 604.640.0562 • Email

Neil Kumar
Associate Investment Advisor
Tel.: 604.640.0406 • Email

Wendy Lloyd
Tel.: 604.640.0556 • Email

Jessica Dewey
Tel.: 604.640.0405 • Email

Brenda Geib, BA
Tel.: 604.640.0559 • Email

Richardson GMP Limited
500 – 550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5

Toll Free: 1.866.640.0400
Fax: 604.640.0300

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