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Ranked #1 by our advisors, year after year

RBC Dominion Securities leads the industry in advisor satisfaction, support and firm stability – for the 12th consecutive year.

 

Investment Advisors ranked RBC Dominion Securities the highest overall (9.4/10) among all Canadian wealth management firms in the 2018 Investment Executive Brokerage Report Card, the industry’s annual survey of advisors’ satisfaction with their firms.


In total, RBC Dominion Securities led in 31/32 categories for which a rating was calculated among bank-owned wealth management firms, including a perfect 10/10 for firm stability (the survey’s only perfect score).

The survey results reflect our focus on the significant changes facing advisors’ businesses, including digital disruption, ongoing regulatory reform, the shifting competitive landscape and higher expectations from high-net-worth clients.

How Investment Advisors rated their firms

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High-net-worth distribution – Scale, capabilities and innovation

 


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An integrated approach to wealth planning with myGPSTM

Wealth planning plays a lead role when it comes to ensuring the unknowns are accounted for and that objectives are met no matter what the future may hold. At RBC Dominion Securities, you will have access to tool that will help you take an integrated approach with your clients to identify, plan, track and help them realize their wealth goals — myGPSTM.

 

The name stands for “Goals, Priorities, Solutions,” and the purpose behind myGPSTM is to provide individuals with personalized direction in their wealth planning. myGPSTM enables our advisors to identify an individual’s goals and helps them manage life-changing events and milestones via a detailed and customizable client projection that can be displayed on a tablet or screen in real-time.

Building the client-advisor relationship

With growing trends in online services within the financial industry, myGPSTM provides a value-added option by offering a complementary channel for building the human relationships that are fundamental in successful wealth planning. myGPSTM simplifies the process of information collecting and storing, and then takes it one step further in using that information to generate potential opportunities and planning considerations that become important discussion points between the client and advisor. It’s here where the integrated approach of myGPSTM truly shines through. The design of the tool gives our advisors a very clear, accurate, up-to-date snapshot of the individual’s situation, which in turn better enables them to bring expertise to the table with precise solutions and assistance in navigating the path towards achieving long-term goals.

Providing relevance for a wide user base

One of the key objectives of myGPSTM is to provide a simplified and effective wealth-planning projection for individuals across multiple stages of life. From young adults who are taking on more financial responsibility to those nearing or into their retirement years, the capabilities of myGPSTM have been built with everyone’s goals and needs in mind. Further to individual planning, an additional feature of myGPSTM is planning functionality and solutions for business owners. In fact, one of the key questions in generating a personalized report addresses business survival in a major change or crisis and overall business succession planning.

myGPSTM is an interactive tool that can help your clients visualize the wealth planning process. Demonstrating how change impacts future financial situations in real-time on a tablet or screen enhances your conversations and helps ensure your clients’ wealth goals become a reality.


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Building teams of the future

As our business becomes more complex, we’re committed to providing our investment advisors and branch teams the support they need to further each business’ success. With customized training for advisors and branch employees, we offer one-on-one technology and application training, group mobile training sessions and in-class programs.

 

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The investment industry is constantly evolving with new products, strategies and regulations to learn. Once you have built a foundation for your business, there are additional training programs that will help you develop new business strategies and plans. Some in-class programs include Executing Wealth Management and Enhancing the High-net-worth Client Experience. Online learning, mobile classroom courses and conference calls and webcasts are also provided to ensure you can provide an unmatched experience to your clients as their expectations continue to evolve.

Supporting the next generation of advisors

The President's Club New Investment Advisor Training Program has a more than 60-year history of helping teach and coach new investment advisors in the first five years of starting their business. The program uses a combination of online, in-class and self-study to help participants develop the skills and knowledge required for a successful and rewarding career as an investment advisor.

Committed to continuing education and training for branch support staff

We want our teams to anticipate our clients’ needs and continuously improve to help our investment advisors grow their businesses. Our branch employees receive development opportunities to further their career, and have access to a comprehensive range of courses and programs. Courses include New Assistant/Associate training, as well as Wealth Management, Investments and Client relationship/Sales training.


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Delivering an unmatched wealth management experience

Our Wealth Management Services (WMS) team of more than 200 designated professionals works with advisors to provide integrated solutions and expertise to your high-net-worth clients.

 

Financial well-being extends far beyond portfolio performance. Our in-house teams of lawyers, accountants and financial planning professionals are dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized wealth planning guidance to your clientele.


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Expertise is offered in the areas of:

 

Financial Planning

Specialists develop comprehensive financial plans that include projections to determine if clients are on track to meeting their goals (e.g. includes tax, retirement, estate and risk management strategies). They also assist clients in taking a financial planning approach related to every financial decision that impacts their lives.

Estate and Trust Planning

Experts help clients determine which estate and trust solutions may be appropriate based on the family situation and objectives. They identify tax-efficient strategies for wealth transfer to chosen beneficiaries and assist clients with wealth transfer needs by providing future inheritors and the next generation with financial education.

Retirement Planning

Specialists can help with registered retirement plans, locked-in plans, defined benefit and defined contribution pensions, individual pension plans and retirement compensation arrangements.

Business Ownership Planning

Leverage the knowledge and expertise of our business owner strategists to assist business owner clients with their specialized financial needs, preparing for business succession and transition, risk management and safeguarding wealth.

Tax Planning

Tax consultants work with advisors to develop tax-efficient investment strategies to help manage risk, deduct interest and address tax preparation. They also work with advisors and clients to identify potential solutions for non-residents, executives, holding companies and corporation issues.

Charitable Giving

Experts help clients determine which charitable giving strategies are most suitable based on their objectives. They can also assist clients and their family in implementing a charitable foundation to maximize tax benefits and leave a lasting legacy.

Insurance

Help your clients analyze their insurance needs to ensure they provide for loved ones in the event of disability or death and deliver creative insurance strategies to increase retirement income and create a lasting legacy.


Steve Harrop

Vice-President & Branch Manager

905-895-5569 | Email me