Helping you prepare for the future

About Us

Nesbitt Financial Strategies (originally founded in 1994 as Deichert Nesbitt Financial Strategies Inc.), Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc. is an independent firm  dedicated to serving our clients’ needs first. We are not a financial institution and owe no allegiance to any single bank, life insurance company or investment firm. This gives us the freedom to survey the marketplace for those financial products that best meet each client's unique needs.



  • Estate Planning
  • Investment Planning (RRSP, TFSA, RESP, RIF, Corporate and Non- Registered)
  • Cash Flow management
  • Succession Planning
  • Workplace Solutions 
  • Retirement Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Insurance and Risk management
  • Segregated Funds

We are Located at:

165 Huron Street, Suite 1

Stratford, Ontario
N5A 5S9
Tel: 519-271-5279
Fax: 519-271-8244


We aim to be our clients’ principal financial advisors. Our own experience spanning more than 35 years is augmented by our association with Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc. We specialize in comprehensive financial planning for retirement and also offer insurance and risk management for families, small business owners, and farm businesses and farm families through our association with Manulife Securities Insurance Inc.


Degrees and Designations

What Clients Say About Ken Nesbitt of Nesbitt Financial Strategies

“Since working with Ken Nesbitt and his Team, they have met and surpassed my expectations of working with financial and insurance advisors. They take the time to really know their clients which gives me every confidence that not just my financial goals are well understood but also my comfort level. They regularly provide updates and have always been available to answer any questions or to explain options within my portfolio.”

Nick H. Aroutzidis, Stratford, Ontario

“Ken Nesbitt has been my personal financial advisor and insurance advisor to my firm for several years now and I am extremely pleased to have him working in my interests. We have had a lot of changes in that time but Ken has been able to help me and my firm through them all. He is a true professional.”

Terry Marklevitz, Marklevitz Architect, Stratford Ont.

“Ken is one of the good guys!! He's available. He returns calls immediately. He answers all questions efficiently. He's very knowledgeable. I'm a happy guy.”

Peter Hiller, Stratford Ontario

“When our son decided to become part of our farm business we asked Ken to help us develop a succession plan . He was able to lead us through the process and develop a strategy that would work for all of us . Ken was very knowledgeable as to how to approach the succession issue, and we certainly had confidence in his advice . Our experience has been very positive and we thank Ken for his invaluable assistance.“

Tom and Catherine Ryan, Ryanholm Farms Ltd.

“I very much enjoy Ken's level headed approach to getting tasks completed. He has helped with insurance and investing in general. I admire his conservative approach to investing. If you leave it with Ken, it gets done!”

Andy Timmermans, Timmermans Farms, Stratford Ontario

“Allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for your work in helping me with my long-term planning. Ken’s patience and his expertise have proved to be what I needed to put together a strategy with which I can be comfortable.”

Dr. Ian MacLean, Dentist, Stratford, Ont.

“I believe that my husband and I had a better understanding of the investment products available for our future retirement needs. Ken has worked closely with us to develop an action plan to achieve our goals”

Mae Reed, Retired, Stratford, Ont.

“Ken has been a pleasure to work with, he is very organized, professional and my results have been very positive.”

Dan Deloyer, Deloyer Farms Ltd

“ I have been dealing with Deichert Nesbitt Financial for many years now and with Ken for the last several years. Ken has always been prompt, diligent and clear in his managing of my business with him. He offers sound options and clear strategies, which allow me to choose the best route for me.

I am very happy with how my account is managed and would highly recommend his services”

Ron Ranney, Business Owner, Canadian Saddlery

"As a single woman who is retired from the financial sector, I have some understanding of the complexities of retirement planning. It is for that reason that I chose Ken Nesbitt to manage my portfolio. I trust his advice implicitly and have benefited from his knowledge. Ken is a man of personal integrity who works hard for the benefit of his clients."

Lucinda Williams CLU, Former Regional Manager, London Life Insurance Company