Lori Pinkowski

Forty Under 40 Winner 2016: Co-founder, senior vice-president and senior portfolio manager, Pinkowski-Allan Financial Group, Age 38

Lori Pinkowski won’t let an exotic vacation get in the way of protecting her clients. 

“I don’t believe in relaxing,” the senior vice-president and portfolio manager with Pinkowski-Allen Financial Group said with a laugh. “When I’m away I’m always with my phone, talking to the team.”

She has found herself in Hong Kong during civil unrest, Seoul when North Korea tested a bomb just across the border, Japan and Europe during major storms and, most recently, in Florida during Hurricane Matthew. 

“I’m able to deal with everything from wherever I am,” Pinkowski said. “During the Greek crisis, I was actually trading stock from the back of a safari truck in the Serengeti plains in Africa, trying to get people out.”

Pinkowski grew up in North Vancouver, the daughter of East German immigrants. She studied German after school, became fluent and went to Germany to work as an au pair. The child she cared for, Max, was an intern at her firm earlier this year.

Pinkowski decided at age 14 that she wanted to be a financial adviser. After graduating from British Columbia Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) financial management program, she made that career goal come true at age 21. She later earned her chartered investment manager designation at BCIT.

Pinkowski joined Canaccord in 2000 after the dot-com bubble burst, and later moved to Raymond James Ltd. in 2009, after the 2008 global credit crunch. In 2007 she founded the Pinkowski-Allen Financial Group with Seth Allen, to create an independent firm-within-a-firm that boasts a team of 14 researchers, portfolio analysts and traders who manage $500 million of assets for clients. 

“You’re only as good as the team that surrounds you,” she said. 

Pinkowski is a regular guest on CKNW with Jon McComb on her Making Cents of the Markets feature, which is built around a similarly simple premise. 

“I always am trying to educate listeners … to protect themselves and be treated properly and fairly by their financial adviser. That’s my passion.”

Join us to celebrate the 2016 Forty under under 40 Awards January 25, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. For tickets and event info visit www.biv.com/events/40under40.

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