IA 003: Canada and Nigeria with Emeka Udeagha, CFP®, CDFA®, MBA

IA 003: Canada and Nigeria with emeka udeagha, cFP®, CDFA®, MBA, RRC®, MSc, BSc

Emeka Udeagha is on the show today chatting about his home country of Nigeria and where he lives now, in Canada. We dive into Nigerian culture, break down preconceived notions and discuss the tremendous opportunities in financial services in that country of almost 200 million people. 

We also chat about the financial advice market in Canada, seeking efficiencies in practice and the need to embrace technology or get left behind. Enjoy this cross-Atlantic twofer!

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Emeka Udeagha is on the show today chatting about his home country of Nigeria and where he lives now, in Canada. We dive into Nigerian culture, break down preconceived notions and discuss the tremendous opportunities in financial services in that country of almost 200 million people. 

We also chat about the financial advice market in Canada, seeking efficiencies in practice and the need to embrace technology or get left behind. Enjoy this cross-Atlantic twofer!

You'll Learn

An overview of the financial advice market in Canada and the regulation that’s leading to an increase in comprehensive financial planning

Emeka’s path from would-be-cardio-surgeon to financial planning

Nigeria’s culture and the importance of higher education and prestigious careers 

What the financial services market looks like in Nigeria, including the strong trust in banks

How only listening to bad news about a country can cause you to miss out on all the great things  

Why a lack of efficiencies and leveraging technology can be detrimental to your practice 

Guest Bio

Emeka Udeagha is a financial consultant at IG (Investors Group) Wealth Management in British Columbia, Canada providing wealth management strategies for individuals, businesses and professionals. He also instructs and teaches Finance at the Vancouver Island University. Outside of work, he sits on the board of the Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society and Vancouver Island University, is the current president-elect for the Oceanside Rotary club, Ambassador for the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce and Co-chair for the Alzheimer’s Nanaimo walk.

Resources and Terminology

Emeka’s LinkedIn

Emeka’s Twitter

IG Wealth Management website

CRM2 Regulation: Client Relationship Model – Phase 2

CRA: Canada Revenue Agency

MFDA: Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada

Emeka’s favorite drinks from Canada and Nigeria:

A&W Root Beer

Zobo - a Nigerian beverage

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