Roman A. Groch, BA, CFP®, CPCA, EPC
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®
Senior Financial Advisor
Investia Financial Services Inc.
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®
Roman runs a Human Based Business founded on the 4 Way Test, we never forget that our clients are real people and together we arrive at very personal solutions and goals. He has been advising clients in Welland and surrounding areas since 1998. His continuous focus and full commitment has been on professional Financial Life Planning®. In the three previous years, he was a financial advisor with a St. Catharines, Ontario based firm. Prior to this from the beginning of his financial career in 1989, Roman was employed by a major Canadian Trust Company as an internal branch manager with responsibilities for products and services in investment and credit.
In 2017 Roman completed the Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies course (EPC). The EPC involves a "total needs approach" based on the fact that needs evolve from an individual's early wage-earning years through the aging process. The mission of the program is to enrich the knowledge and understanding of professionals, including Insurance and Financial Advisors, on topics focusing on the specialized needs of Canadians as they age.
In 2012 Roman completed the Financial Life Planning® Money Quotient course. Planning Life Financially is our client-centered service where the life of the client must be the axis around which financial discussions revolve and evolve. Although most individuals understand that money is not the be all and end all, they do perceive money as a means to building the life they desire and avoiding circumstances they will regret. Planning Life Financially is our way of broadening the conversation from asset management to life management
Roman in 2006 earned the Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) designation. Together with the Level II Insurance qualifications, Roman is a Financial Advisor through HollisWealth Advisory Services Inc. and an Insurance Advisor with Hollis Insurance providing estate planning services and solutions.
Roman received the internationally recognized CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®, designation in 1999.
As graduate of McMaster University, Roman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Roman is fluent in both English and Slavic languages.
Roman is a member of the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CIFP), and is the Past President of the Welland Hospital Foundation. Roman is Past President of the Rotary Club of Welland and he is recognized as a Rotary Multiple Paul Harris Fellow (PHF and +8) as well as a Rotary Bequest Society Member. Roman is a Past Board member of the Winter Festival Of Lights in Niagara Falls.
Roman is actively involved with his community with focus being on youth programs - youth our future leaders.
Roman's roles involve:
- establishing goals and identifying obstacles and opportunities
- financial planning related enquiries, investment strategy implementation, account reviews
- introductions of our advisory team’s services to family members, friends, and associates
- questions regarding Vintage, Summit, & other separately managed accounts
- Retirement Optimization
- processing documentation for existing and new insurance policies
- all general account enquiries including taxation, retirement issues, etc.
- Insurance illustrations and policy delivery