In the Richmond Hill branch, we have the following specialists supporting our Investment Advisors. Their sole focus is to provide high-level expertise in such areas as financial planning, will and estate review, tax strategy and insurance solutions.
Introducing Janice Walsh
Financial Planning Specialist
Janice is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University. Janice also holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations.
Janice has held various positions in the insurance and financial services industry. Her professional experience includes providing tax, trust, estate, retirement and financial planning services to high net worth clients and their advisors. Janice joined RBC in 2005.
Introducing Anna Kubicek
Estate Planning Specialist
Anna is a valuable member of your advisor’s team, helping you create and preserve your wealth.
Anna began her career in the insurance industry in 1996 working for one of the largest financial planning companies in Canada. In 2011, she joined RBC.
Anna attended Ryerson University and earned her degree in Hospitality & Tourism. She acquired her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 1998 and her Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 2012. Additionally, she is a member of Advocis, Canada’s largest membership of financial advisors.
Introducing Robyn Solnik
Business Owner Specialist
Robyn graduated from York University in 1988 and from the Osgoode Hall Law School in 1991. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992. Prior to joining RBC, Robyn practised estates, succession planning, trusts, planning for incapacity and charities law. She was also a Will & Estate Consultant with a major trust company.
She is an active member of The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (Canadian chapter), the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Ontario Canadian Bar Association – Estate & Trust Section and Charitable and Not for Profit Section. She teaches estate planning and administration at the Bar Admission Course. Robyn has also completed Parts I and II of the CICA in depth tax course as well as the Owner Manager Course.
Most recently, Robyn co-authored Drafting Wills in Ontario: A Lawyer's Practical Guide.
Introducing Ariel-Charles Guigui
Will and Estate Consultant
Ariel graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Business Administration in 1992, and from the Faculty of Law in 1994 where he served on the editorial board of the Law Review. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996. Prior to joining RBC, Ariel spent 5 years teaching Real Estate Law and Estate Law at La Cité Collégiale in Ottawa. For the previous 12 years, Ariel held several positions at a major trust company, culminating in the role of Trust Manager.
Ariel is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canadian chapter). His significant practical experience in estate planning and administration allows him to offer valuable guidance during the creation of your estate plan.
Introducing Abby Kassar
High Net Worth Planning & Business Owner Specialist
Abby specializes in tax and estate planning for high-net-worth and ultra high-net-worth families. As a Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services, Abby, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a business owner. She will identify strategies and solutions on structuring your affairs in a manner that addresses your overall wealth planning needs. Her guidance supports clients in their relationships with their external professional advisors, with whom she frequently interacts.
Abby is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor in Economics and Commerce from the University of Toronto. She completed the In-Depth tax courses I and II and the Canadian Securities Course. She is also a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).