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Northwest Founder joins Pro-Financial


Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010
Author: Electa Porado, Advisor.ca

Pro-Financial Asset Management has announced that two new members have joined its senior executive team, including the founder of Northwest Mutual Funds.

Michael Butler, president and partner, and Tony Cox, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, joined the Oakville, Ont.-based financial management company as it expands its Pro-Index and Pro-Guaranteed Funds divisions.

"As we continue to develop our services, particularly in the Pro-Index and Pro-Guaranteed Funds divisions, we will count on Michael and Tony to provide leadership based on their experience and entrepreneurial spirit, said Stuart McKinnon, CEO of Pro-Financial.

Butler comes to Pro with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including a stint at Sun Life's Spectrum United Mutual Funds. He also founded Northwest Mutual Funds in 1997 and was instrumental in building Northwest & Ethical Investments.

Cox is a chartered accountant who spent 17 years with major accounting firms in London (UK), Montreal, and Toronto. He has worked on IPOs and has launched and built investment fund management companies for groups including Sun Life, National Bank Financial, and Investment Planning Counsel.