Innovative Leadership

MessinaAnthony.jpg Anthony Messina
President, Worldsource Securities Inc.
President, Worldsource Financial Management Inc.

Anthony Messina is President, Worldsource Securities Inc. (WSI) and Worldsource Financial Management Inc. (WFM) and Managing Director for Guardian Capital Advisors LP. He joined Guardian in 2016 and is Head of Private Wealth Management. He assumed the role of President, WFM and WSI, in September 2018.

Anthony’s career in the financial services industry began in 1987 at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Prior to joining GCA, Anthony spent over 10 years at BNY Mellon Wealth Management Canada (formerly I3 Advisors), most recently as President overseeing the family office-oriented wealth management business with approximately $5 billion in assets. During his tenure, he served as a member of various global operating, investment strategy and marketing committees, and as director of the Canadian and Cayman Island businesses. Previous to this Anthony was with a diversified venture capital and financial services firm as the Chief Operating Officer.

Anthony is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business. He holds the Chartered Professional Accountant designation and is a CFA® charterholder. Anthony is active in numerous charities including the Mackenzie Health Foundation focusing on their finance and investment committees, and is a director of Villa Colombo Vaughan.

JohnHunt-1.jpg John Hunt
Chairman, Worldsource Securities Inc.

John Hunt is Chairman, Worldsource Securities Inc. (WSI). He joined Worldsource in 2001 as a Senior Executive. During his tenure, he has been instrumental in developing both WFM and WSI into leading full-service dealerships, promoting a cohesive framework which supports advisor growth.

During his tenure, John has provided strategic direction and vision, supporting future growth and continual development of the Worldsource integrated wealth platform. He was instrumental in developing WSI into a leading full-service investment dealer; with WFM he focused on promoting a cohesive framework which supports advisor growth and development through improved efficiencies and business development opportunities.

His career in the financial services industry began in 1997 when he joined the wealth management arm of a major Canadian bank as an investment advisor. Before entering the investment business, he was a lawyer with Stikeman Elliott, a leading Canadian business law firm. He began his career as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor.

John has a BA and an LL.M from the University of Toronto and an LL.B from University of Windsor. He holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations and is a Portfolio Manager.