Francis Forum


The Francis Forum Provides Perspective

The Francis Forum is a quarterly newsletter written to help provide you with important analysis and perspective on the financial markets. Each quarter we take time to provide you with advice, links to important resources, and in-depth analysis on topics that can affect you and your family’s economic well being. Topics can include changes to Canadian tax law, the Canadian budget, retirement planning strategies and many other interesting topics. We also pass on information on upcoming seminars, community events, and some other interesting articles related to achieving a good work life balance.

Investing 101

Investing 101: Back to the Basics

October 4, 2023

Investing is a powerful tool for building wealth and securing your financial future. One of the world’s best investors Warren Buffett has said “Investing is simple, but not easy”. While it may seem daunting at first, understanding the basics of investing is the first step towards making informed financial decisions. In this article, we’ll explore Investing 101, covering the fundamental concepts and strategies that every aspiring investor should know.

Financial Tips

A Few Financial Planning Tips…

October 4, 2023

As we approach Fall, we start to think of the end of the year. Here are a few financial planning tips as we approach the end of 2023.

Econimic Update

It’s “Wait and See” as Bank of Canada Maintains its Policy Rate at 5%

October 4, 2023

The Bank of Canada announced today that it will hold the overnight rate at 5% despite an inflation rate increase to 3.3% in July 2023 which is trending further away from its target inflation rate of 2%. The central bank is adopting a “wait and see” stance as there was a sharp drop in domestic GDP growth reported for the first half of 2023 and increased unemployment to 5.5% in July compared to 4.9% a year ago.
Bank of Canada interest rate hikes are designed to curb demand in the economy by making it more expensive for consumers and businesses to borrow and by squeezing household budgets due to higher debt costs and rents.

The Admin Corner: The Client Request Process – EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) & Wire Requests

October 4, 2023

Our primary goal is to ensure Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) and Wire orders are initiated, executed, and approved in a secure manner while meeting the needs of our clients. We want to ensure that you receive your fund requests when you need it; for example, buying a new car or any other purchase.
Please be reminded of the following process to ensure no delays are encountered for funding requests.

Navigating the Financial Markets in the Second Half of 2023: What to Watch Out For

June 30, 2023

As we dive into the second half of 2023, it’s an exciting and crucial time for investors like you and me. We find ourselves at the crossroads of economic recovery, policy shifts, technological breakthroughs, and geopolitical events that have the potential to shape the financial markets in significant ways. In this article, let’s embark on a personal journey as we explore the key factors to keep an eye on from a financial market perspective in the latter half of 2023.


Nine Steps to Your Estate Plan

April 9, 2018

You don’t have to do it all at once. Here’s how to break it down into steps.   Step 1: Asset List Go through your home (inside and out) and make a list of all items worth $100 or more. Then add the non-physical assets you own, such as bank accounts, investment accounts and insurance policies.…

Mandeville is a Finalist at the 4th Annual Wealth Professional Awards

April 3, 2018

Mandeville Private Client (“Mandeville”) announced today that it has once again been selected as a Finalist for the Fundserv Award for Advisor Network/Brokerage of the Year.  Moreover, 10 Mandeville Advisors have been selected as finalists for several awards including Advisor of the Year (Michael Prittie), Multi-Service Advisor of the Year (Jennifer Black, Guido Camaiani, Duane Francis), Top Independent…


Each month, clients are welcome to join us for a variety of compelling Seminars that can help you gain a better understanding of the multiple facets of the financial world as well as in other non-financial topics. We bring in established accredited professionals in a professional and impartial environment and allow you the ability to ask questions. Topics range from tax planning and retirement planning, to travel options and seasonal gardening. The topics and speakers are selected based on where your interests lie, and we are always open to suggestions.

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    Tax Planning

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    Insurance Planning

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    Pension Planning

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    Other Seminars

Social Events

We feel it is important that we provide opportunities for you to interact with the team throughout the year, and enjoy some time together with friends and family. As such we organize several activities throughout the year. To see the events which we typically organize, see the list to the right.

Typically we organize events throughout the year, at least one per quarter:

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    Family Movie Events

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    Annual Euchrefest

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    Let’s Take a Swing at Cancer

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    Children’s Christmas Event


Duane and his team cordially invite you to enjoy an informal evening of Euchre in a tournament format.

For all of you Euchre enthusiasts, this will be a fun night of cards with a chance to win fabulous prizes!!

All are welcome, whether you know the game or not, but if you are a beginner, brush up, because the competition is fierce.

Space is limited to the first 16 respondents.


Please RSVP to Feda Shureih at,  or by signing up online but do so ASAP as spots will fill quickly. The rules of the evening will be sent out to all participants before the event.

Date: Thursday, November 16th, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Broadway Bar and Grill, 1896 Prince of Wales Drive

Please contact Feda on or before Monday, November 13th, 2023

Euchre Tournament 2023

“Let’s take a Swing at Cancer” Golf Tournament

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We are excited to once again bring you the “Let’s take a Swing at Cancer” Golf Tournament in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

This year the tournament will take place at the Greyhawk Golf Club on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 with check-in and lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Visit the website to register.

About The Tournament

In 2004, the Herman Hansen Memorial Golf Tournament was founded in memory of Ed’s father Herman Hansen, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2001 and then sadly passed away in August 2003. It is our goal to raise money and awareness in support of the ongoing work of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
After 18 years the tournament and “Drive” events have raised just over $360,000 and we are back again this year to raise even more!
This year’s tournament is brought to you by Gifford Carr Insurance Group, Ed Hansen of Hansen Lawn and Gardens Inc., Steven Lacroix of A. Lacroix Heavy Equipment Rentals, Jim Hill of Travel with Jim and Steve, Duane Francis of Mandeville Private Client Inc. and Eric Gill of Pro Printers.

About The Cancer Foundation

The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is dedicated to increasing cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario by working to fill the gaps in services for cancer patients and their families. The Cancer Foundation partners with local organizations and hospitals to ensure residents have the best care close to home, shorter wait times for diagnosis and treatment, access to research and the latest new therapies and overall improved quality of life. For more information on the ORCF please visit: