As a Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services, Darren, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a business owner.
Prior to joining RBC, Darren was a tax partner with a national accounting and advisory firm where he focused on providing tax planning services to high net worth families and shareholders of privately held businesses. Darren guided clients through many of the complex personal and corporate issues faced by high net worth families and business owners by developing strategies for wealth preservation and tax minimization, the transfer of wealth to the next generation, and estate and succession planning.
Darren, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a high net worth client. Darren specializes in tax and estate planning for business owners and high net worth families.
Darren is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course,
the Corporate Reorganization Course and the Tax Planning for the Owner Manager Course. Darren is a TEP designated member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. Darren is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Jessica obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2012 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Calgary in 2015. She was called to the Bars of both Alberta and British Columbia in 2016.
Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, Jessica practiced estates and trust law in downtown Vancouver, first at a mid-sized regional firm and later at a large international firm. Her practice focused on assisting clients with estate and incapacity planning, including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements. Jessica also assisted high net worth individuals engaged in tax efficiency planning through the establishment, maintenance and reorganization of trusts and privately held corporate structures. In addition to her estate planning practice, Jessica advised executors, trustees and beneficiaries on estate and trust administration issues such as applications for representative grants, the administration of complex asset structures and passing of accounts.
Jessica would be pleased to work with you and your advisor to review your estate and trust matters, ensuring they efficiently achieve your estate planning and succession goals.
Prior to joining RBC, Eugene was a Tax Manager at one of the world’s leading accounting firms where he spent many years providing tax compliance and tax planning services to high net worth individuals, private companies and First Nations.
Eugene is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University. He has completed and tutored the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course and completed the Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business Course.
Eugene believes that planning is critical to helping people meet their financial goals. Eugene’s role is to work with and support your advisor in preparing and presenting comprehensive Compass Financial Plans.