Joseph graduated from Carleton University in 1988 and from the University of Western Ontario Law School in 1991. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993.
He is an Associate Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a Member of the Carleton County Law Association.
Prior to joining RBC, he practised estate planning in private practice and served as Will & Estate Consultant with Royal Trust Corporation.
He was an instructor for the Ontario Bar Admission Course in Estate Planning and Administration and has been an instructor at the University of Ottawa Law School since 2003 teaching the Will & Estate course.
An experienced insurance and estate planning professional, Tom is a valuable member of your advisor’s team. His passion is helping clients build, protect and transfer personal and corporate wealth using a planning-based approach.
Tom has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has a Bachelor of Economics from Carleton University and has obtained his Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Life Underwriter designations. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Ottawa and is a board member and Chair of the Finance Committee for St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa.
Away from the office, Tom enjoys golf, curling and running, as well as proudly supporting Ottawa’s sports teams.
Michael Keyes, CLU, B.Comm.
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Mike believes in making clients’ lives better and that long term success doesn’t happen by accident. He understands that financial decisions need to be made with precision and loves knowing that his work helps people succeed in achieving their tax, retirement and estate planning goals. Working closely with clients and their advisors, Mike puts together high-caliber solutions while providing simplicity to complex situations.
For nearly 30 years, Mike has dedicated himself to the financial services industry where he has focused on family wealth planning and the benefits of life insurance solutions. He joined RBC in 1997 and is a member of Advocis, the largest voluntary professional membership association of financial advisors in Canada.
When not at work Mike enjoys spending time with family, on the golf course, travelling and being outdoors.
Chris is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 25 years of experience in financial services. He holds his Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting) from Carleton University.
Chris joined a major international public accounting firm upon graduation from university where he remained for 5 years. Chris began his career in wealth management services as an investment advisor in 1997 providing clients with investment management, financial planning and insurance solutions. Prior to joining RBC Chris was a financial planning specialist with a major Canadian insurance provider. Chris utilizes his experience as a Chartered Accountant and investment advisor to provide comprehensive financial planning services to professionals, business owners and other high net worth clients.
As a Regional Trust Advisor, Claudia Morrison serves clients throughout the Northeastern Ontario and Atlantic regions and is located in the Ottawa office. Claudia provides strong organizational and relationship-building skills to deliver comprehensive estate and trust solutions for executors, trustees and beneficiaries. Clients appreciate her ability to explain complex concepts of estate and trust administration in terms that they can relate to and with sensitivity.
A graduate of Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree, Claudia has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as the Personal Financial Planner (PFP) and Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designations. She has also completed the Canadian Securities Course.
Claudia has held various roles in banking, investment counselling and estate and trust administration that provide her with a unique depth of understanding around integrated solutions to meet client needs. With more than 20 years of financial services experience, Claudia 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. Claudia understands that no two clients are the same and so together with her RBC Royal Trust partners, she can find the solution that’s right for you.
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Leslie Frederick serves clients throughout the Greater Ottawa Region. Leslie develops lasting client relationships and earns their trust by focusing on delivering timely, quality service and advice.
A graduate of McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, Leslie has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations. Leslie has completed the Canadian Securities Course and is the President of the Ottawa Estate Planning Council.
Leslie’s focus and expertise in estate, trust and power of attorney administration, taxation, trust law and investments has helped her manage complex personal and family dynamics. She 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, Leslie can help.
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Leslie 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. Leslie 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.