Drew Ferrie BA, CIM, FCSI®
Director, Portfolio Manager
Phone: (604) 844-5410
Toll-free: (888) 886-3586
Fax: (604) 844-5438
Email: [email protected]
Christine Johnsen
Phone: (604) 844-5435
Email: [email protected]

Solely focused on providing exceptional investment management services to my clients. I am committed to helping my clients fund retirements, college educations, homes, travel, and more through the intelligent allocation of their investable assets. Combining market wisdom, behavioural finance knowledge and technology, along with customized planning expertise, courtesy of Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited,* I help guide my clients towards achieving their personal financial goals.

Helping You Reach Your Goals

While working with you to craft and update your investment strategy, we will spend time discussing your ability and willingness to take risk. Risk tolerance is central to our approach, and your risk tolerance level will often evolve over time as circumstances change.

I have a broad view of what constitutes risk. There is, of course, familiar investment risk. But what about the effect of inflation on cash flows? What about the risks that may arise from working for and then investing in one company and/or one industry? How might changes in tax laws impact your ability to grow your assets over the long term? With you as my client, I will help you understand risk – and then, after understanding your full financial picture, create a portfolio to help you appropriately balance risk and reward. As your life and circumstances change, I am by your side, working to ensure your portfolio stays current. When I understand and align the critical components of your financial health, you are able to enjoy a greater sense of confidence in your ability to achieve your financial goals.

What happens when the market goes down? Stick to your strategy! It is a matter of indisputable fact: markets go up and, yes, markets go down. The key to long-term success – and the secret to weathering the storm – is taking a long-term approach, and having a portfolio designed to help you reach your financial goals, despite market turbulence.

A good portfolio includes having the right balance of equities and fixed income. These proportions are determined based on your unique circumstances, financial goals and risk tolerance. This also means keeping that balance in the face of what happens in the market day to day, or week to week.

It is not just about your investments; it’s about insurance, wills, trusts and taxes* and how each affects the other. A well-crafted investment strategy transcends each of these areas and works together, today and tomorrow.

Professional Qualifications, Memberships, and Designations

  • Western University, BA - 1990
  • Canadian Securities Course - 1991
  • Canadian Investment Management - 1993
  • Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute - 1993
  • Professional Financial Planning Course - 2001
  • Portfolio Management Techniques - 2003
  • Portfolio Manager Designation - 2006
  • Member of the Responsible Investment Association since 2017

Interests and Activities

I am married with two boys. Through my kids, I have become quite active in youth sports; managing a rugby team, coaching soccer and sponsoring rugby, hockey and lacrosse teams and tournaments. In my limited free time, I enjoy skiing, rowing and gardening.

About Christine Johnsen

Christine is an Investment Associate who has been with Odlum Brown and working with Drew since 2003. She is a born-and-raised Vancouverite who graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications, and holds CIM and FCSI® designations. Christine is client-focused and detail-oriented, taking the time to get to know and understand clients and their priorities and how best to serve their needs.

Outside of Odlum Brown, Christine is an avid traveler, having visited 17 countries and counting. Christine’s passion for watching hockey, combined with her passion for philanthropy, led her to participate in various Pro-Am tournaments over the years through coaching and cheering on the OB Bulls hockey team. She continues to fundraise for Canucks Autism Network (CAN) through the CAN Pro-Am hockey tournament.

Contact Us

If you are not a client, and like what you have read, please contact Drew and give us the opportunity to help you achieve your financial goals by delivering you our proven investment management and planning solutions*.

* Available through Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited (OBFSL). OBFSL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Odlum Brown Limited offering life insurance products, retirement, estate and financial planning exclusively to Odlum Brown clients.