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November 2, 2016

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The TIGER 21 Chair Spotlight introduces you to the remarkable people that make up the TIGER 21 community. This week, meet John Koloda, TIGER 21 Montreal Chair.

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John Koloda
TIGER 21 Chair,

In your opinion, what are the benefits of being a TIGER 21 Member (or chair)?

  • Advice and perspective free of any judgement or bias
  • A safe place to share questions and issues that are on your mind
  • Enhanced connections and relationships with other ultra HNW‚Äé individuals

Provide three reasons why someone should want to be a TIGER 21 Member.

  • You want to become more structured and disciplined around your approach to managing all aspects of your ‚Äénet worth.
  • You would like perspective on ‚Äéhow to plan for the succession of wealth to your children along with an accompanying communication strategy.
  • You enjoy getting exposed to unique investment perspectives from North American industry leaders‚Äé.

What is your best piece of advice for a young wealth creator?

Use asset allocation as a foundation for your investment decisions.

What is your best piece of advice overall?

Develop a communication strategy (not an event) with family members designed to help them become more involved.

Who was the most important speaker you have seen and why?

A speaker that provided unique perspective on the world oil markets in February 2016. This helped me to incorporatea timely oil play into my strategy for taking advantage of the dip in oil prices.

What is the biggest risk you took that paid off?

Leaving a well-established senior executiverole in a large financial ‚Äéservices organization to start my own business when I was 47 years old.

Fun Facts:

Favorite Book

Any sci-fi by Peter Hamilton

Favorite Place you have travelled

Southern part of India

Favorite Food

Stuffed Veal Chop – My wife loves it when I cook this!

Five words to describe yourself

Intense, fun, adventurous, growth oriented, dedicated

Favorite Innovation

Compact mini humidifer to take on business trips in the winter for dry hotel rooms