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Who we are - Our Team

The Hibernia Financial Group is a multi-disciplinary Financial Planning and Investment Management advisory. Our primary goal is planning for our clients in the accumulation, management and inter-generational transfer of assets in a structured, risk adverse, and tax efficient manner.

We are independent financial advisors. We have the capacity to include both investment and risk management solutions from a wide range of providers. Our primary investment research partner is also independent of any of the major banks. Hibernia Financial Group prides itself on its independence as we believe it gives our clients the broadest and truest choice of solutions available in the market place.

We are advocates for financial literacy and prefer to use plain language rather than ‘industry speak’. Our proprietary process, called Navigator360°, will act as our guide to provide both an holistic overview of your current personal and/or corporate circumstances and a pathway to the future you desire.


Working with Your Team

At Hibernia Financial Group we meet with clients who have existing relationships with other tax and legal professionals. We are happy to work with your team or refer as required in order to achieve the best possible outcome for your specific situation.


Our Team -

Brendan O’Brien has brought together a team of specialists to ensure his clients receive efficient, expert and friendly financial planning advice and servicing.

Our Other Professional Resources

Because financial situations are often complex, Brendan typically works directly with other professionals to design and implement the strategies that will help you to achieve your goals.  He relies on a network of professionals who provide technical advice as required.  The professionals Brendan will work with for you include your own specialists, or our referrals for:

  • Legal Professional, generalist
  • Estate Lawyer
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Real Estate (Commercial and residential)
  • Specialty Insurance


Disclaimer – Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are offered through Manulife Securities Incorporated. Insurance products and services are offered through Manulife Securities Insurance Agency. Manulife Securities Incorporated is a Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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Brendan O'Brien

Proprietor – Hibernia Financial Group
Senior Financial Advisor – Manulife Securities Incorporated
Life Insurance Advisor – Manulife Securities Insurance Agency

As your Senior Financial Advisor, Brendan will coordinate the financial strategy process for you. Understanding what happens in Europe, Asia and the US is crucial to navigating today’s interconnected economies and the construction of broad-based portfolios. With twenty-six years experience Brendan will help you to identify your goals and work with you to implement a series of strategies that will assist towards the realization of your vision for the future.

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Brendan O'Brien

Proprietor – Hibernia Financial Group
Branch Manager/Senior Financial Advisor – Manulife Securities Incorporated
Life Insurance Advisor – Manulife Securities Insurance Agency

Professional Experience

With nearly thirty years’ experience in the financial services industry, Brendan moved from Dublin, Ireland to London, England in the late 80s, expanding his financial services knowledge with a major international life insurance and asset management provider.

Brendan latterly consulted with an investment firm, assisting in the creation of an insurance brokerage.  After immigrating to Canada he continued his financial consulting career, while dealer corporations merged, and the Canadian financial services industry matured.  In 2007 it was with Manulife Secutiries where Brendan continued to grow his practice, offering integrated insurance and investment management solutions to his clients.  In 2008 Brendan moved his branch to the Burnaby Heights area.  He is the Proprietor of Hibernia Financial Group.

For Manulife Securities Incorporated Brendan continues to serve as Branch Manager with a team of advisors and staff with multiple professional disciplines.  He has been designated Senior Financial Advisor. 

Brendan is also a Life Insurance Advisor with Manulife Securities Insurance Agency.


Professional Knowledge

With a career spanning almost three decades, including experience in two continents and three countries, Brendan has a broad perspective on the financial services industry that few share.  His depth of understanding what happens in Europe, Asia and the US is crucial to navigate today’s interconnected economies and the construction of financial and estate planning solutions for his clients.

Industry Designations and Certifications:

Financial Planning Certificate Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), London, England
Canadian Securities Course, Canadian Securities Institute
Life, Accident & Sickness, Insurance Council of BC
Professional Financial Planning Certificate, Canadian Securities Institute
Branch Managers Course, Canadian Securities Institute
Effective Management Seminar, Canadian Securities Institute


Personal Information

Brendan is happily married and has been so for nearly 25 years.  He has three daughters who keep him busy and in his spare time he enjoys cycling, cooking, the arts, astronomy, architecture & movies.  He is also an avid hockey & rugby fan. 

As a problem solver who takes the long view Brendan enjoys working with his clients and their associated professionals, who want to engage in the process of building a better future for themselves, their families and their businesses.

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Colleen O'Brien

Financial Advisor Associate – Manulife Securities Incorporated

Colleen ensures our clients receive the best possible service. She is a licensed associate and received honours in the Canadian Securities Course (CSI), following a post-graduate diploma in Management Studies (UK) and a certificate in Management (UK). Colleen is the first person you should call if you have any questions about your financial planning process. Colleen will ensure that the appropriate member of our team responds to your query.

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Clement Chung, CFP, CLU

Investment Funds Advisor – Manulife Securities Incorporated

Clement keeps you on top of your personal finances.  In conjunction with the Senior Financial Advisor Brendan O'Brien, Clement will develop your strategic financial plan and assist you with risk management issues.  As the recipient of the BCIT Financial Planning Award and the Wolverton Securities Award for Best Overall Achievement Clement was distinguished by his leadership and professional excellence.  Graduating top of his program, Clement is committed to helping companies and professionals achieve long-term financial success.


  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)