As a Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services, Faisal, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a business owner.
Faisal specializes in tax and estate planning for high net worth families.
Prior to joining RBC, Faisal was a tax senior manager with a mid-sized accounting and advisory firm, as well as with a multi-national accounting firm. Faisal’s expertise includes tax and estate planning for high net worth individuals and families, professionals, and business owners.
Faisal is a Chartered Accountant and his educational background includes the completion of the CICA’s in-depth tax course (Level I, II and III), a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Victoria, and a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Jason is a Chartered Accountant (CA). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and has completed all three levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accounts’ In-Depth Tax Course.
Coming from one of the major global accounting firms, Jason brings a broad range of experience to his role as a Financial Planning Specialist. In his previous role, his work included tax minimization through appropriate tax planning (corporate and personal) and business restructuring. Jason’s client base included high-net-worth individuals, private companies, trusts and partnerships.
As a Financial Planning Specialist, Jason’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, tax and retirement planning concerns you might have.
Monika is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). She received her Bachelor of Business Administration (major Accounting) from Mount Royal University and completed all three levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course.
Prior to joining RBC, Monika was employed as a tax manager at one of the major global public accounting firms where she specialized in accounting, tax planning and compliance services for individuals, owner-managed and corporate clients.
Monika’s primary role at RBC is to work together with advisors in preparing and presenting comprehensive Compass Financial Plans.
Wealth Transfer Strategies
M.C. (Mike) Macoun, CLU, CHS, TEP
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Having entered his profession in 1989, Mike holds the leading financial and estate planning industry designations. But more importantly, he has a natural ability to make the complex simple to understand. Estate planning can be daunting, but Mike will “paint a picture” that provides critical clarity.
Mike leads his estate planning team with purpose: To earn the respect of advisors, their clients and everyone we come into contact with. He and Estate Planning Specialist Leisa Fels have varied yet complementary skillsets that allow them to serve every client’s needs.
Mike is approachable and sincere, with a desire to provide the best service possible. This is why his team is a perennial leader across Canada. He is married with two children, lives in Calgary and is grateful for the life he leads, and the job he gets to do every day.
Leisa G. Fels, CLU, CHS, CFP
Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
“I genuinely care about people and am sincerely interested in discovering their core values.”
This propensity translates into an intense focus every day on her mission with business partner Mike Macoun: We always listen with exceptional care, and propose solutions that precisely match and protect our clients’ values. It means always being accessible and utilizing their diversity of experience to be aligned with clients’ needs. This philosophy is the driving force behind Mike and Leisa being perennial leaders across Canada.
Leisa is highly qualified with over 20 years of financial industry experience, but it is her insistence on providing exceptional client experiences and her desire to have a positive impact on lives around her that sets her apart. Born and raised in Australia, Leisa is married with four children and lives in the Foothills of Alberta.
Will & Estate Consultants
John attended the University of Manitoba and received a Juris Doctor in 2002.
Prior to joining RBC, John worked with a prominent national law firm and a large trust company where he gained extensive experience in estate administration, Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and personal directives.
John is a member of The Law Society of Alberta, The Canadian Bar Association and The Calgary Bar Association.
Vickie (Victoria) Hockley obtained both her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Calgary. Vickie is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.
Prior to joining RBC, Vickie practiced law at a national law firm where she advised clients on estate planning and tax matters including wills, trusts, enduring powers of attorneys and personal directives. Vickie also has experience with estate administration and charities matters.
Vickie is a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Calgary Branch Committee member and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Wills & Trusts and Taxation Non-Specialists Subsections.