Business Owner Planning
Aileen obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 2000 and graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 2003. She was called to the Bar in British Columbia and Ontario in 2004. She has achieved her TEP designation from STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), has completed the In-depth Tax Issues for the Owner- managed Business course and all three levels of the In-depth Tax course through the CPA.
In 2009, Aileen joined RBC, assisting clients with their overall tax and estate planning, and in 2014, assumed her present position, specializing in assisting high-net-worth clients with their succession, tax, retirement and estate planning. Prior to joining RBC, Aileen practiced law in Vancouver and Toronto, specializing in estate and trust planning, and tax litigation.
Aileen is a Director at Large and the chair of the Member Services Committee of STEP Canada, and a Past Chair of the Vancouver Branch Executive of STEP. She is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and a former Trustee of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver Foundation (serving for 9 years). Aileen volunteers as a member of the Development Committee of the Vancouver Foundation.
Coming from one of the major global accounting firms, Yat-Sze brings a broad range of experience to her role as a Financial Planning Specialist. In her previous role as a senior tax manager, she spent many years working with private companies, high-net-worth individuals, trusts, and partnerships. Her work included tax minimization through appropriate tax planning (corporate and personal, including estate planning) and corporate restructuring.
Yat-Sze is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). She completed her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia and has completed all three levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course. She has also completed the Advanced Tax Course for Owner-Managed Businesses.
As a Financial Planning Specialist, Yat-Sze’s role is to work with and support your advisor in preparing and presenting your Compass Financial Plan and to identify and assess any related financial and tax planning concerns you might have.
Insurance, Trusts & Estate Planning Services
Sean Murray, MBA, CPA, CMA, TEP, CPA (DE)
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Prior to entering the life insurance industry more than 20 years ago Sean was a senior manager in the tax group of a national accounting firm. With experience in personal and corporate tax, estate and succession planning, and corporate reorganizations, Sean provides a fresh perspective to his clients’ estate planning needs. Sean works closely with you and your professional advisors to develop and implement tax-efficient strategies to help meet your wealth management goals.
A Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (Delaware), Sean holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario. Sean is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Estate Planning Council of Vancouver, and the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Will, Estate & Trust Services
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Catharine Turner serves clients throughout British Columbia in the Vancouver office. Catharine is well known within the Estate and Trust industry in the British Columbia region. She has held many client facing roles focused on business development as well as servicing complex accounts of domestic and international high net worth families during her roles as an Estate and Trust Advisor, Senior Advisor and Private Banker.
A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Catharine has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as the Chartered Financial Planner (CFP), Financial Management Advisor (FMA) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations.
Catharine works with individuals, families, and businesses providing customized estate, trust and incapacity solutions. Whether it is helping someone to settle an estate, establishing a trust to ensure the successful transfer of family assets, or arranging to assist with the administration and responsibilities for a Power of Attorney, Catharine can help.
With more than 25 years of industry experience, Catharine brings to each client the necessary skill set to provide both the technical expertise as well as the genuine understanding of the emotional complexities that underlie these issues. Catharine understands that no two clients are the same and so together with her RBC Estate & Trust Services partners she can find the solution that’s right for you.
Melissa obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 1999 and earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria in 2007. She was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2008.
Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, Melissa practiced law in Vancouver and specialized in estate planning and estate administration as well as small business corporate and commercial matters. Melissa assisted clients with a range of estate planning matters including drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements as well as matters related to the administration of an estate, including applications for Letters Probate and Letters of Administration. Melissa also assisted clients with matters relating to a variety of corporate transactions including incorporations, corporate reorganizations, corporate financing, share and asset purchase and sale transactions as well as the drafting of various corporate commercial documents including shareholder agreements and partnership agreements.
Melissa is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Section (Vancouver).
Melissa’s role with RBC Wealth Management is to work with you and your advisor to review and/or structure your Will, estate and trust matters to ensure that your plan is organized in an effective and tax-efficient manner.
As a Private Banker with RBC Wealth Management, Dianna Lao provides comprehensive wealth management and financing strategies for domestic and international high-net-worth business owners, executives, families and organizations in the Greater Vancouver Area.
With over 18 years of experience in the financial industry with RBC, Dianna helps clients with her in-depth knowledge and valued advice on integrated wealth management solutions to simplify and enhance their lives. From her previous roles within RBC, Dianna brings a strong understanding of credit structures enabling her to effectively meet the credit needs of her clients.
Prior to joining RBC, Dianna managed her family business, which has provided her an ideal foundation for the work she does today in assisting clients meet their liquidity needs, in tax and estate planning, leveraged strategies, risk management, and in support of their business operations.
She frequently collaborates with external partners and advisors across RBC to deliver customized and complex credit solutions to meet clients’ financial goals. Dianna and her team aim to build long-term relationships with their clients based on confidence, integrity, trust, communication, and confidentiality. They further aim to differentiate themselves through dedicated and exceptional service, and a holistic and client-focused approach to wealth management.
Dianna holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree with a specialization in finance and marketing from Carleton University in Ottawa and is currently finalizing her Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation. When not working or studying, she enjoys travel, outdoor sports and giving back to her community.
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