Maria’s experience in the investment industry started in 1993, when she made a choice to enter this career following her studies in accounting. She spent over 10 years working in the banking sector in several different positions. Passionate for financial planning, she completed her IQPF in 2003. She became a fully licensed securities broker in 2005, providing investment advice, financial and tax planning for high net worth individuals at a private investment management firm for an additional 9 years. She has been an independent investment advisor since April 2016, and has focussed her practice and recommendations to include social and responsible investing options for an elite clientele. Her implementation of SRI investment solutions to her clients, provides the opportunity for investors to combine exceptional financial performance, a high level of risk management, and the opportunity to honor an investor’s values. She also provides financial and tax planning for Incorporated professionals, such as doctors, lawyers and business owners.