Our Logo

We designed our company logo using the actual entrance to First Atlantic's main office in Holyrood, Newfoundland. For us, this entrance way represents childhood wonder and imagination … the pathway to a dream. The story is Brendan lived near the "whalebone" house his entire life. It was a secluded weekend-retreat property. Built in the 1930s by a Norwegian whaling captain, it represented a life unimaginable at the time. When Brendan was a kid, he and a friend climbed a tree to get a peek inside the gardens. The property always captivated him, and he vowed he would one day own that property. It was a dream-come-true when he finally got the chance to purchase it about 30 years later and make it the home of his new business.

Our History

First Atlantic Financial Inc. was founded in 1992 by Brendan Hunt. Brendan began his career in financial services in 1973 at the age of 20 with the Bank of Montreal in their branch management training program. From there, in 1975, he moved to the Royal Trust Company in their Estates and Trust department expanding his financial planning education.

The lure of the investment management industry hit in 1981 and Brendan made the move into it by joining the investment firm of Pitfield Mckay Ross, a forerunner of today’s RBC Dominion Securities. Upon joining the firm, a period of time was spent in Pitfield’s head office in Toronto training and becoming licensed as an IIROC registered representative dealing in stocks, bonds, options, futures and commodities. His career with the brokerage firm saw him develop investment portfolios for a varied clientele from individual traders to institutional investors.

During his 10-year tenure at Pitfield and later Dominion Securities he...


Our Experience & Credentials

It is important to us, and we believe it is important to clients, that advisors have high levels of education, expertise and experience.

To build client confidence we have sought to obtain the most regarded levels of education in our industry. Please take some time to visit the sites listed below to find out more about these credentials. We have worked hard at First Atlantic to ensure we have the education and expertise that benefits our clients.

Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) at Canadian Securities Institute

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation at CFA Institute

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation at FP Canada


Brendan is a Chartered Financial Planner, a Certified Investment Manager and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.



Undergraduate degree in computer science. Certified Investment Manager (CIM) Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)