Experience and Education
Tom Watson graduated from the University of Victoria in 1983, receiving his Bachelor of Science with first class honours and a double major in Economics and Psychology. He spent the next 10 months travelling around the world, an invaluable experience he continues to draw from today. Prior to joining Odlum Brown Limited in 1994, Tom completed the Canadian Securities Course, obtained his options license and received his designation as a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. Since moving to Odlum Brown Tom has established a solid client base, providing timely and professional advice to his clients.
Tom uses what he calls “from the client out” approach. He views each client as having a unique set of needs and goals, tailoring investment recommendations to the individual rather than pushing generic investment ideas. Contrarian by nature, Tom’s approach is a good fit with Odlum Brown’s value style of investing. He maintains a Buy and Hold philosophy, using options to enhance returns. With over 39 years of experience as an investor and 19 years as an Investment Advisor, his approach has proven to be a beneficial course of action, one that Tom continues to follow today.
- Past Chair – Gorge View Housing Society
- Coach – Community and School Sports Teams
- Referee – Lakehill Soccer League
Tom spends much of his spare time helping the youth in his community. This passion comes from his life mission statement, “Don’t complain – Do something.” As such, he is actively involved in many sport programs in which his three sons participate. An avid environmentalist, Tom serves the community and the environment, following a lifestyle of recycling and conservation. Formerly an enthusiastic squash player, Tom now pursues golf as his pastime.