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Meet the Team

Commitment to Value

Our actions are driven by trust, reliability, empathy, prudence, and innovation. We are committed to contributing positively to the quality of our clients’ lives, and their financial future. With respect and confidentiality, we will give priority to your goals and concerns and work exclusively for your benefit.

The Abarquez Group team has made a commitment to provide you, our clients, with exceptional client service. To meet this commitment, we have implemented the following service standards:

  • All calls that you make to us will be returned within one business day by a member of our team.
  • All questions will be answered within one business day if the information is not immediately available.
  • All problems will be handled with the goal of resolving them within 3 business days. 
We hope that these measures will make us more accessible and more effective in meeting your needs. We look forward to your comments.

Contact us today to get started


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Rhett Abarquez

SENIOR ADVISOR

Rhett Abarquez, B.Sc., CLU

SENIOR ADVISOR, Abarquez Group Inc.

rhett@abarquezgroup.com
905-707-5545
905-707-0756
1-800-826-2198

Rhett Abarquez is the co-founder of Abarquez Group Inc., a company he started with his daughter, after working in the industry since 1970.  Rhett has been helping families and business owners for over 50 years as an insurance and investment solutions specialist.  Rhett has drawn on his experience as an engineer, senior management executive and business owner to help his clients build achievable plans for growing and protecting their financial future.  Rhett is a Chartered Life Underwriter and was awarded life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table in 1984.   Outside of the office, Rhett loves to golf and enjoys singing and cooking for his family.

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Christine (Tina) Abarquez

FINANCIAL ADVISOR, LIFE INSURANCE AGENT

Christine (Tina) Abarquez, BA, CFP, CLU, CHS, EPC

Financial Advisor, Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc.
Life Insurance Agent, Abarquez Group Inc.

Insurance Inquiries: christine.abarquez@manulifesecurities.ca
Investment Inquiries: tina@abarquezgroup.com
905-707-5545
905-707-0756
1-800-826-2198

Christine (Tina) Abarquez is the President of Abarquez Group Inc., a company she co-founded with her father in 1997.  With a focus on Retirement, Estate and Tax Planning using both investment and insurance strategies, Tina takes great pride in helping her clients plan and achieve their goals.  Tina has a degree in Administrative & Commercial Studies (majoring in Finance and Economics) from Western University and she is a designated Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Health Insurance Specialist and Elder Planning Counselor. In 2000 Tina became a Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table and has been a Life and Qualifying Member since 2009. Away from the business, Tina enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time with her family. 

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Wendy Hopkins

OFFICE MANAGER

Wendy Hopkins

Office Manager, Abarquez Group Inc.

wendy@abarquezgroup.com
905-707-5545
905-707-0756
1-800-826-2198

Joining the team in 1998, Wendy is the Office Manager at Abarquez Group Inc. and is responsible for making the day-to-day business run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.  Wendy also ensures that each client who calls or visits the office is welcomed in a warm and timely manner.  Clients sometimes call just to say hello to her!  Wendy is a product of York University, where she studied psychology and sociology.  Outside of the office, Wendy spends quality time with her family and her beloved pocket beagle, Shakespeare.

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Gavin Bower

PLANNING AND ANALYSIS

Gavin Bower

Planning And Analysis, Abarquez Group Inc.

gavin@abarquezgroup.com
905-707-5545
905-707-0756

Gavin is the third generation to join the Abarquez Group team.  Gavin is dedicated to providing his clients objective advice and helping them develop and meet their goals.  Gavin graduated from Trent University in 2016 and obtained his Financial Planning post-graduate certificate with honours from Seneca College.  Away from the business, Gavin is an avid golfer and enjoys travelling and watching movies with his wife Issa. 

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Lisa Bower

Client Sales Assistant

Lisa Bower

Client Sales Assistant, Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc.
Life Insurance Agent, Abarquez Group Inc.

Insurance Inquiries: lisa@abarquezgroup.com
Investment Inquiries: lisa.bower@manulifesecurities.ca
905-707-5545
905-707-0756
1-800-826-2198

Joining Abarquez Group Inc. in 1999, Lisa is a licensed Client Sales Assistant with Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc. and a Life Insurance Agent with Abarquez Group Inc., working closely with the advisors to ensure they have the necessary resources to meet their clients’ needs.  Lisa also provides assistance to a small group of her own clients.  Lisa has a degree from Trent University and holds both personal insurance and mutual funds licences.  Outside of the business, Lisa enjoys time with her family and serving as a Local Councillor for the Town of Ajax.