Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
You’re the biggest beneficiary.
Colin Ardill stays humble. Even so, he’s not shy about being a man on a mission: to overturn 150 years of misunderstanding about life insurance, one day at a time.
Most Canadians see only one dimension to life insurance: that it’s of no use to the living. But Colin sees it in three dimensions. There is the death benefit that everyone can see – but life insurance also provides tax-exempt growth, and it allows the holder to spend more money in retirement than they otherwise could. Says Colin: “The person buying the policy is going to be the biggest beneficiary.”
Colin has been in the estate planning business for over 15 years. His core purpose – the heart of everything he does – is to leave everyone he meets better off.
Prashant has assisted high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families with tax, estate and retirement issues since 1992.
His guidance supports clients in their relationships with their external professional advisors, with whom he frequently interacts.
His expertise includes tax and estate planning for executives, business owners, retirees, sports professionals and individuals with U.S. issues. He also assists individuals facing significant financial events (sale of business, financial windfall, retirement, job loss, moving to Canada, leaving Canada, etc.)
Prior to joining RBC in 1999, Prashant honed his expertise by working as a Canadian and U.S. tax specialist for two of the big four accounting firms in downtown Toronto.
Prashant is a Certified Financial Planner, Associate of the Society of Actuaries and member of both the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Canadian Tax Foundation.
As a Regional Trust Advisor, Jessie Lamont serves clients throughout the GTA, and the Grey, Simcoe and Muskoka Regions. With a career focused on client-facing roles, Jessie is dedicated to her clients and provides a personalized service tailored to their specific needs. She works effectively with executors and beneficiaries providing peace of mind knowing there is stability and continuity to the long-term relationships.
A graduate of Queen’s University Faculty of Law with a Juris Doctorate, Jessie also holds Bachelor of Arts, Honours, in History and Gender Studies jointly conferred by Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. She has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations, such as the Wills and Estates Intensive Certificate from Osgoode Professional Development, and is currently working towards her TEP Designation with the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP). Jessie is a student member of STEP, and a member of the Canada Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and Young Women in Law (YWL), for which she serves as Vice President and Director of Membership on the Board of Directors.
Jessie works with individuals, families and businesses to provide 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, Jessie can help.
With more than five years of legal experience and more than three of those focused exclusively on estate, trust, and disability planning, administration, and litigation—Jessie brings to each client the necessary skills set to provide both the technical expertise and the genuine understanding of the emotional complexities that underlie these issues. Jessie understands that no two clients are the same and together with her RBC partners, she can find the solution that’s right for you.
Working directly with you, your HR department or your payroll personnel, Liz will build a tailored solution that meets the goals and objectives of your organization as well as the needs of your employees. Once Liz understands your specific requirements to customize your company’s Group Savings and Group Banking program solution, she will support and guide you through the development and implementation process.
With RBC Group Advantage, we will be there every step of the way to ensure your company maximizes its benefits while also streamlining the administration of your plan.
With 35 years of experience within the financial services industry, and her Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) designation., Liz brings the expertise required to provide specialized advice that will optimize the benefits to you and your employees.
As a Premier Banking Advisor, Gia provides personal service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs. Gia works as a single point of contact and partners with Investment Advisors in Barrie, Collingwood, Midland, Orillia, Owen Sound and Bracebridge.
Gia has 12 years of experience in the financial industry with RBC. She was recently a Private Banking Associate with our Vaughan Office for over 5 years and prior to that she was an Account Manager for 7 years at a branch. Gia is greatly respected by her clients, peers and the industry, and has enjoyed success in assisting clients achieving their goals. She has been recognized as a Top Performer with RBC over the past few years.
She graduated with a Diploma in Journalism at Humber College and is deeply committed to giving back to her community. She participates annually in RBC's Race for the Kids as well as RBC's Bed Race for the Sunshine Foundation.
Gia was born in Toronto and now lives in Barrie with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she is an avid reader and enjoys practicing yoga.