About Us

About Capital Wealth Partners

About Capital Wealth Partners

We manage investing differently, and that's the way we like it!

A couple of young businessmen are astounded by the profits coming in.

Our Portfolio Managers, Michael & Duane, as children.

Our Philosophy

Communicating the benefit of a balanced approach between Public and Private Investing?

Wealth is created not only in the public markets but also by private businesses. The world’s most successful institutions and high net worth investors have been investing in this space for generations and have achieved above-average rates of return utilizing an asset mix combining traditional and private and alternative investments.  

Many of the largest and most successful pension plans in the world, i.e. the Harvard Endowment, OMERS, HOOP, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) have long held private and alternative investments as an important value-added component to their investment strategy.

The Wealthy Invest Differently – yet their needs are the same as yours.

The investment objectives of successful institutions and wealthy investors are the same as those of the wealth-seeking investor, like you they want to:

Preserve
Capital

Minimize
Taxes

Ensure
Liquidity

Grow
Capital

Generate Income

Despite having the same goals, the Wealthy Invest Differently.  At Mandeville, our investment approach is based on the concept that since the needs of the wealthy and institutional investor are the same as the wealth-seeking investor, it follows that their portfolios should be similar.  We uniquely offer our clients access to world class proven co-investment and stand-alone private investment opportunities.

The world’s most successful institutions and affluent investors have achieved above average rates of return utilizing an asset mix combining traditional and private and alternative investments.  Private investments have many advantages; they are not impacted by market fluctuations which can reduce volatility.  They provide an additional source of diversification that can mitigate overall portfolio risk. Many are income oriented and have very attractive yields for income seekers. Many are often long-term investments with high tax deferred growth potential.

Democratizing Private Opportunities

Our mission is to provide all wealth-seeking investors with access to investment opportunities both within the public and private realm that are typically reserved for the wealthy and institutional investor.  Through Mandeville Private Client Inc., and its parent company Portland Investment Counsel Inc., our clients have access to world leaders in private partnerships, such as the European Investment Bank, Liberty Media, Cygnus/KKR, and many other proven and successful private investors.  When working with a portfolio manager at our branch, you gain instant access to these types of investments without having to meet the accredited investor status (proven net worth/income levels).

Here at Mandeville Private Client Inc., and Capital Wealth Partners, we believe there are:

Five Laws To Wealth Creation

Five Laws To Wealth Creation
5 laws infographic
  • 1 Own a few high-quality businesses
  • 2 That are thoroughly understood
  • 3 That are domiciled in strong long-term growth industries
  • 4 That use borrowed money prudently
  • 5 Hold these businesses for the long run

When we look at the wealthy Canadians, such as the Bronfman, McCain or Pattison families or even locally at people like Terence Matthews, we see that they have successfully implemented the 5 Laws of Wealth Creation.

Professional and Proven Planning

Creating wealth involves a lot more than having the right investment mix.  Aside from selection and ongoing rebalancing and sector management, there are many facets of the planning process which matter.  Tax planning and the use of proven and effective strategies like spousal loans, tax shelters, the use of trusts as examples, estate planning and the use of insurance solutions, retirement planning and projections are all important.  We provide written Financial Plans, Investment Policy Statements and of course a signed Letter of Engagement.  We provide the ongoing management and coaching month in and month out to ensure TFSA contributions, RRSP/RESP contributions are made, liaise with CRA on maximums allowed and communicate with you to ensure all avenues are tapped to help achieve your objectives.  Ongoing professional investment management and a focus on quality and proven securities along with a learned and experienced discipline not to allow emotion to corrode the framework for investment success are imbedded in our philosophy.

We want to help you.  We hold monthly seminars for education purposes.  We have online portals and many technological advantages over much of the competition.  We offer in-house tax preparation and processing to tie in the above planning points. We have a caring and dedicated team of professionals spanning many disciplines and long-term relationships with legal and accounting professionals available to assist clients with those disciplines.  

Client References Are Available

The above attributes make for a winning team and a rave reviews from our clients.  On this point, we are always happy to offer references to anyone who desires them.

Discovery Meeting

When interest develops and we are approached by an advice seeking individual, we never ever conduct business at the first meeting.  We simply want what you want – the opportunity without any obligation whatsoever to discover fit, function and facts before deciding on any course of action.  We value the opportunity to discus the benefits of working with us and learn about each other – this is simply win-win. Then each party can reflect post meeting on what course of action (if any) is best and the benefits of establishing a working relationship.  Consider joining us for a discovery meeting. We offer a great cup of coffee and an educated second opinion without any obligation.

Our Team

Our Team
Michael Prittie

Portfolio Manager

Michael A. Prittie

Duane Francis

Portfolio Manager

Duane A. S. Francis

Mitch McLean

Senior Financial Advisor

Mitch McLean

Adam Schacter

Financial Advisor

Adam Schacter

Kyle Taylor

Investment Advisor

Kyle Taylor

Kyle is a recent graduate (2017) of Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business and attained a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in Finance. Joining the team as a Research Associate, Kyle is focused primarily on day-to-day activities in respect of securities trading and research. Kyle is currently working towards the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation, and in his free time enjoys hockey, hiking and is an avid golfer.

James Hickman

Associate Financial Advisor

James Hickman

James joined the financial services industry in 2008 and has an extensive background in banking and financial planning. James is responsible for creating your wealth plans and helping clients with day-to-day questions and meetings. James holds the Certified Financial Planner® and Chartered Investment Manager® designations. When he is not in the office James enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter and skiing. 

Natalie Nunn

Branch Administrator

Natalie Nunn

Natalie has spent 5 years in the financial services industry and has become quite versatile in her role and duties. Natalie is our Branch Administrator and is also responsible for client on-boarding, private equity subscriptions and account transfers.. In the evenings, Natalie can be found on the softball field or on the soccer pitch.

Janet Nunn

Administrative Assistant

Janet Nunn

Janet has over 36 years of experience in the financial services industry spanning various roles and financial institutions. Janet is responsible for coordinating client appointments, facilitating account transfers and troubleshooting client account administration. When Janet is outside the office, she enjoys baking delicious tiramisu and spends as much time as she can with her grandson, Liam.

Adam Prittie

Student Intern

Adam Prittie

Adam is currently a student at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Finance. Adam’s responsibilities include ongoing social media management and from May – August can be found in the branch assisting Kyle with financial research and trading. Adam has also benefitted from a mentorship program with his father, Michael, and participates in some appointments. Outside the office, Adam enjoys spending his time reading, studying 20th century history, outdoor activities and getting together with friends.

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

At Mandeville Private Client Inc. and Capital Wealth Partners, we believe that when doing well, we should also be doing good.

Michael and Duane at Christmas Charity Ball in 2017
  • Christmas Cheer – Both Michael Prittie and Duane Francis have been long term supporters of the CFRA Christmas Cheer Breakfast, which serves 11 important charities and local community organizations. They are major sponsors.
  • Take A Swing at Cancer - In 2004, Duane co-founded The “Let’s Take a Swing at Cancer” Golf Tournament in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Through his efforts, the tournament had raised over $210,000 to support ongoing research and patient care through the foundation.
  • World Vision – Michael Prittie currently sponsors 5 children through World Vision . He has been a sponsor since 1998 to help them, their families and the communities they live in.  In addition, Michael is a generous supporter of numerous local charities such as food banks and The Ottawa Mission.
  • Hillel Lodge – Adam Schacter devotes his time to and volunteers with Hillel Lodge Long Term Care Foundation.

Ready to grow your wealth?

Contact us to schedule a no obligation in person review of our services and how we can help you achieve your financial goals.