Izumi Miki McGruer, CFP, CLU, CH.F.C., CHS

After graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1990 with a BA English Literature and subsequently successfully establishing her financial advisory practice in Vancouver with London Life, Izumi entered the London Life Management Program and is currently a Managing Director for Freedom 55 Financial.  Izumi is a past President of the Advocis Greater Vancouver Chapter, a past Director on the National Advocis Financial Advisors Association of Canada Board and is a past Chair of the National Advocis Chapter Leadership Council.   She currently sits as a Trustee on the Institute for Advanced Financial Education as well as on the Ethics and Practices Committee . Locally, Izumi is co-Chair of the Advocis Estate Planning Conference 2017 and is a working member of the Strategies for Success Conference Committee.  Further to her professional association involvement, Izumi has been a volunteer mentor with the BCIT Financial Planning Program since 2000. She is also on the Forum Editorial Advisory Board for Advocis and serves as a voting member of the Insurance Council of British Columbia.  Outside of industry, Izumi serves as a Director on the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival Society, she is a University of British Columbia Arts Mentor Program Mentor, and was a nominee in 2013 for the YWCA Women of Distinction award. Izumi believes strongly that “privilege comes with responsibility” and that our role as Financial Advisors puts us in the uniquely privileged position of having the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of others. Therefore, her volunteer involvement with Advocis and the other organizations she remains committed to represents an opportunity for her to participate and contribute to the responsible stewardship of our industry as well as the community she lives in on behalf of the clients and advisors she serves.