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Arbutus Financial Services Announces Partnership with Buddy Hulscher & Associates

VANCOUVER, August 14, 2023 – Arbutus Financial Services, a leading full-service financial advisory firm and proud partner of Navacord, is pleased to announce the addition of Buddy Hulscher & Associates, effective August 4, 2023.

Buddy Hulscher & Associates is an established financial services firm based in West Vancouver, providing investment and insurance solutions, financial and estate planning, retirement planning, cash flow planning, and employee benefits and retirement consulting services.

For over three decades, Buddy Hulscher & Associates has been helping clients pursue their dreams, achieve their goals, and protect those most important to them.

“I joined my father, the founder of Buddy Hulscher & Associates, in 2004. Since that time, I have maintained a fierce dedication to his core values: integrity, honesty, objectivity and reliability. That will not change as we welcome this next phase of growth,” says Brita Brazier, Buddy Hulscher & Associates President. “Neil Menzies and the entire team at Arbutus Financial Services are perfectly in step with our values and we are aligned across all of our service offerings.”

The partnership with Arbutus Financial Services | Navacord enables the sharing of best practices, and it also provides a broader collection of products and services for clients of Buddy Hulscher & Associates, including P&C insurance.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Brita and the outstanding team at Buddy Hulscher & Associates as they join the Arbutus Financial family. Having had the privilege of collaborating with Brita throughout the years, I have continually been impressed by her exceptional leadership, professionalism, and significant contributions to both the community and our industry,” says Neil Menzies, Arbutus Financial Services President. “Exciting days ahead for our expanding team and our valued clients.”

About Buddy Hulscher & Associates

Established in 1986, Buddy Hulscher & Associates has been devoted to assisting individuals, families, and businesses in navigating investment and insurance challenges, and establishing protective safety nets. Based in West Vancouver, the firm’s expertise spans investment and insurance solutions, financial and estate planning, retirement strategies, cash flow optimization, and expert consultation on employee benefits and retirement plans.

About Navacord

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Toronto, Navacord is one of Canada’s top four commercial insurance brokerages and a leader in risk management services with more than $3 billion in premiums. From commercial and personal insurance to surety, employee benefits,  retirement consulting, wealth management and financial planning, Navacord leverages national strength and resources with the local-touch service of industry-specialized Navacord Partners to deliver the trusted advice, expertise and custom insurance and financial solutions our clients need to face the future with confidence.