CANFIN Financial Group CEO Invited to Speak at The United Nations During the XVIIth International CIFA Forum: How to Mobilize Private Finance Towards Funding the UN-Social Development Goals

CANFIN Financial Group CEO Invited to Speak at The United Nations During the XVIIth International CIFA Forum: How to Mobilize Private Finance Towards Funding the UN-Social Development Goals

Toronto, ON, Canada – May 22, 2019 – The Convention of Independent Financial Advisors (CIFA) hosted its 27th International Forum May 6 -7, 2019 at the United Nations in New York City. Canfin Financial Group CEO and CIFA President, Tony Mahabir, was invited to provide the welcome address where he discussed how the private sector, independent financial advisors, can the support the ambitious 2030 Agenda for the UN-SDGs.

“The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development estimates that $5-7 trillion a year are needed to realize the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development worldwide. That’s a lot of money and beyond the scope of simply relying on international governments,” said Tony Mahabir, CEO Canfin Financial Group and CIFA President. “CIFA is passionate about and has a deep interest in the successful outcomes of the 17 SDGs. I was honored to participate and provide the cornerstones for this event and how we can use private finance to address challenges cohesively and begin developing our path for sustainable development.”

Canfin Financial Group, the fully integrated wealth management advisory firm, offers many sought-after solutions for clients that cover all stages of the financial needs cycle including: Savings and Investments, Wealth Management for both individuals and businesses, Tax Planning, Estate Planning, Management Services, and Employee Retirement Packages and Benefits. Canfin also hosts the industry’s first virtual platform for financial planning called VirtualSage, a winning solution for eliminating all the negatives of meeting with an advisor in person without compromising the quality, care or fiduciary responsibility of its qualified approach to wealth solutions. Canfin’s unique business model allows them to create services and solutions for any budget and puts the client in control of how they work with Canfin.

Headquartered in Geneva, one of the world capitals of wealth management, CIFA aims to strengthen the role of independent financial advisors at the international level in order to better defend the interests of investors. This year’s conference brought relevant stakeholders to the table for in-depth dialogue and cooperation to deal with a world of increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity facing investors and the populace in general, whether suppliers or consumers, regulators or those being regulated, public enterprises or private finance. During the event, professors, ambassadors, researchers, politicians, human rights advocates, and UN Directors offered insights, awareness, and tangible solutions to reach the social development goals.

“CIFA annual forum creates a powerful platform for discussions covering all the key aspects of our profession,” said Mahabir. “Independent financial advisors have a rare opportunity to make a major impact on global development initiatives and it’s imperative that we are proactive and follow through.”


Canfin Financial Group is Canada’s premier wealth solution provider committed to delivering leading investment vehicles for wealth creation, management, and estate preservation while reducing the tax impact on investments. Canfin’s unique business model offers comprehensive and integrated advice with the understanding that people don’t always need what they have. Its experts recommend quality products and deliver outstanding services while looking at the broader picture and keeping in mind the best use of a client’s money. Canfin also provides an entrepreneurial opportunity for existing advisors or those who want to enjoy a better quality of life by owning and operating a professional wealth management advisory practice.

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