The Perspective Blog
Northwood Staff Profile: Victoria Luongo
What do you do at Northwood?
I’m an Associate on the Family Office Advisory team, where I work directly with a handful of our client families in the areas of investment management, tax & estate planning, as well as philanthropy. Our role is very much collaborative, in that we meet with our families at least quarterly, and oftentimes more frequently, to work through planning strategies that are unique to their financial circumstances.
What surprised you the most since you've been at Northwood?
I continue to be surprised by the level of engagement from children and even grandchildren of our client families. It’s truly a unique opportunity to be able to collaborate with multiple generations, who each have their own set of experiences and perspectives. I have the privilege of working directly with the next gen of our client families and am very passionate about providing them with the tools and learning needed to help them flourish, both personally and within their family unit as a whole.
What are your favourite things to do outside of work?
Outside of work, you can find me exploring Toronto for new and upcoming restaurants throughout the city! Toronto has a variety of amazing spots to choose from. For me, it’s a great way to stay connected with friends and family to try new things. When I’m not exploring new restaurant spots, I enjoy cycling and staying active with my friends. “All Trails” is a great app to discover different biking and hiking trails nearby, for a scenic break from our busy, everyday lives.
What are you passionate about?
Cooking! I come from a large, Italian family who all share this same passion and was eager at a very young age to learn their skills. Ever since I can remember, a family tradition of ours was to get together every Sunday for a big, family lunch. Oftentimes, I would go early in the morning to spend time with my grandmother and learn from her. Today, cooking is an outlet for me to explore my creativity, and I’m always looking to create new recipes and get inspired by others.
What is one of your favorite travel destinations? Any recommendations when there?
I backpacked Southeast Asia with a group of close friends when I graduated University, and it will forever remain one of my favourite trips! It was an exciting experience to learn from different cultures and meet backpackers from all over the world. We did a cooking class in Bangkok, Thailand, where we learned the history behind some of the city’s most popular dishes. I still hold these recipes to this day and make them for family and friends, who rave about them. Definitely recommend doing a cooking class in any place you’re travelling to!