Estate Protection 

Helping you build and effectively manage your wealth and investments is just one of the ways RBC Dominion Securities can help meet your needs. Using insurance strategies and other solutions, we can help you protect your wealth during your lifetime, preserve the value of your estate for your beneficiaries, and help you tax-effectively transfer your wealth to family members, a favourite charity or other beneficiary.

Explore how we can meet your estate planning needs:

  • Asset Protection: protect the value of your estate through living benefits insurance, segregated funds and insured annuities.

  • Wealth Transfer: maximize the wealth you pass on using tax-effective insurance strategies and charitable giving solutions.

  • Estate Settlement: learn how we can help ease the burden if you've been appointed as an estate executor.

Our estate planning solutions could be ideal if you:

  • Want a way to grow your assets while guaranteeing a payout for your beneficiaries

  • Are concerned about protecting your estate's assets and your income in the event of a disability, critical illness or long-term care situation

  • Need a tax-effective way to transfer your wealth to your beneficiaries

  • Need a way to meet the tax obligations of your estate and other estate settlement costs without liquidating or eroding your estate's assets

  • Want to make a one-time or ongoing gift to a charity or not-for-profit organization

  • Have been appointed as executor for an estate and need assistance with some or all of your duties

Access Manager Selection Program

Access a new level of investment management.

Have your investment needs grown too complex for simple, one-size-fits-all solutions? Do you find you lack the time (or knowledge) to properly manage your investment portfolio?

If you demand excellence, and want freedom from the day-to-day details of managing your wealth, now you can move up to a higher level of investment management with the Access Manager Selection Program.

Through this exclusive program, and with the help of your Investment Advisor, you can gain access to the worlds most elite investment managers for an investment as little as $100,000 per manager.

Key Benefits of the Access Manager Selection Program

Team of Elite Investment Managers 

You have direct access to only the finest quality investment managers identified by one of the worlds foremost investment consultants Lockwood Advisors Inc. Lockwood meticulously evaluates thousands of investment managers in order to arrive at a well-researched short list. From this list, your personal Investment Advisor will help you select the investment managers best suited for your portfolio.

Greater Control and Significant Tax Advantages

Unlike pooled investment programs, the Access Manager Selection Program offers you direct access to investment managers who can manage your investments within a customized portfolio. Instead of owning units within an investment pool, you have direct ownership of the securities in your portfolio. This gives you greater control and flexibility, and enables your investment managers to make strategic buy-and-sell decisions that can significantly enhance your after-tax returns.

Four-Step Process to Achieve Your Goals

It all starts with you, and your needs. Your Investment Advisor will guide you through a comprehensive four-step process designed to help you build a customized Access portfolio based on your specific needs and preferences. As a result of this process, you and your Investment Advisor will gain a clear understanding of your investment goals, risk tolerance, investment time horizon, income needs, liquidity requirements and more.

This four-step process includes:

  • Establishing your investment objectives.

  • Developing a personal strategy.

  • Selecting your investment managers.

  • Reviewing and evaluating your progress.

Convenience of an All-Inclusive Approach

This program offers you a variety of investment services for one convenient, all-inclusive fee. This includes screening and monitoring of investment managers, manager research and recommendations, selection of specialized managers, ongoing reviews, asset allocation and rebalancing, performance monitoring, a comprehensive quarterly review and much more.

The Access Manager Selection Program could be ideal if you:

  • Want an individually managed account that offers greater control, flexibility and unique tax advantages

  • Desire a personalized and disciplined investment approach to achieving your financial goals

  • Want access to top-rated investment managers best suited to your specific needs

Family business succession planning

Donna and Norm are ready for the next step of their wealth journey. Find out how a custom business succession plan helped this family transition their business into a well-funded retirement.

Insights into giving and inheriting wealth across generations

Within a generation, over $400 billion is expected to be passed down to inheritors in Canada. How are Canadian families preparing for one of the largest transfers of wealth in history? And will inheritors be ready?

“It’s up to the givers of wealth to proactively prepare the next generation to manage that wealth.”


Advisor Account

Experience the perfect partnership.

The RBC Dominion Securities Advisor Account is a special type of investment account designed to offer you a portfolio approach to investing and the simplicity of paying one annual, asset-based fee.

With an Advisor Account, you have access to a complete range of investment choices and financial planning services. Working directly with your Investment Advisor, you can plan, implement and make adjustments to your portfolio as neededwithout paying additional transaction fees.

Key Features and Benefits of the Advisor Account

  • Make or approve all investment decisions, working in partnership with your Investment Advisor

  • Adjust your portfolio to meet changing market conditions and personal circumstances, without paying additional fees and charges

  • Receive expert portfolio planning and implementation services

  • Access timely market updates and top-ranked research, as well as convenient portfolio evaluation and monitoring tools online

  • Receive comprehensive quarterly and monthly reports summarizing all portfolio activity

  • Enjoy premium interest rates on a wide array of interest-bearing securities, commission-free mutual funds and exclusive access to low-cost mutual funds

An Advisor Account could be ideal if you:

  • Want control over your investments, with the advice and support of an Investment Advisor

  • Desire a flexible yet disciplined long-term approach to investing

  • Want to know your fees in advance to plan for your total brokerage costs