The Riedl Group 


John Riedl, CFA

Investment Advisor, Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice-President 



As the senior advisor of the Riedl Group, John oversees a team of five dedicated investment professionals who manage over $300 million in investable assets.  John joins National Bank Financial with over 25 years experience in the investment industry.  Prior to joining National Bank Financial in 2020, John worked as an Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager with a major bank owned investment firm.  John started his career as an analyst and sales associate at one of Canada’s most respected institutional brokerage firms.  John holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute and the Canadian Investment Manager designation from the Canadian Securities Institute. 


John and his wife, Victoria live in the Danforth area of Toronto and are the proud parents of fifteen-year-old Sophie, an avid dancer, sailor and alpine ski racer.  



Leigh Kershner, CFP

Investment Advisor, Portfolio Manager     



Drawing on over 15 years of experience as an Investment Advisor in Toronto, Leigh has been providing proactive financial solutions and advice to professionals, business owners and families.  Leigh holds several advanced certifications and is a member of the Canadian Securities Institute and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional. In addition, Leigh is also insurance licensed. 


Leigh, her husband, and two children live in the Beaches area where they are active members of the community.  She enjoys maintaining regular, consistent contact with clients in the pursuit of developing positive long-term relationships based on trust 


William Real 

Investment Advisor 



William joins National Bank Financial after more than 15 years in the financial services industry.  Before joining The Riedl Group in 2013, William was a top ranked and award-winning financial planner with a bank owned firm where he spent five years creating and implementing comprehensive retirement and investment plans for the bank’s high net worth clients. Holding multiple designations from the Canadian Securities Institute and graduating from George Brown with a degree in Financial Planning, William is a Chartered Wealth Professional, holding the CSI’s top designation as Certified International Wealth Manager. His expertise in advanced investment and retirement strategies allow him to offer sound advice to our clients.