Guardian Capital Group Ltd. engages in the provision of financial services. It operates through the following segments: Investment Management, Financial Advisory, and Corporate Activities and Investments. The Investment Management segment includes the earning of management fees relating to investment management services provided to clients. The Financial Advisory segment involves the earning of commissions from the sale of life insurance products, mutual funds and other securities, and the continuing service commissions related to these products. The Corporate Activities and Investments segment relates to the investment of the firm's securities holdings, as well as company management and development activities. The company was founded by Norman Short, Ralph Horner, and Alan Grieve on January 18, 1962 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.