Our Extended Team
Grace received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 2000 and graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 2003. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2004.
Prior to joining RBC, Grace practised law in Vancouver, specializing in estate planning and estate administration. Most recently, Grace worked at a hospital foundation advising the charity on legal matters as well as its donors on charitable giving.
Grace is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Section and Charities Section. She is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Grace would be pleased to work with you and your advisor to structure your estate in an effective and tax-efficient manner.
Matthew J. Leggett, CLU, CHS, CFP®
Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Matthew is a valuable member of your advisory planning team, working to help create, preserve and transfer wealth by incorporating insurance solutions into a comprehensive financial plan. Matthew's relationships with top-ranked Canadian insurance companies are a tremendous asset when working to secure and protect wealth.
Specializing in estate planning, Matthew provides customized solutions to address concerns related to excessive taxation, estate preservation and business succession planning commonly faced by RBC clients.
Matthew holds a degree in Political Science and is an accredited Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). Additionally, he maintains memberships with the Financial Advisors Association of Canada (Advocis), the Financial Planning Standard’s Council (FPSC) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).Matthew holds a degree in Political Science and is an accredited Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). Additionally, Matthew has memberships with: Financial Advisors Association of Canada (Advocis), Financial Planning Standard's Council (FPSC) and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Sean Murray, MBA, CPA, CMA, TEP, CPA (DE)
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Prior to entering the life insurance industry more than 20 years ago Sean was a senior manager in the tax group of a national accounting firm. With experience in personal and corporate tax, estate and succession planning, and corporate reorganizations, Sean provides a fresh perspective to his clients’ estate planning needs. Sean works closely with you and your professional advisors to develop and implement tax-efficient strategies to help meet your wealth management goals.
A Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (Delaware), Sean holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario. Sean is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Estate Planning Council of Vancouver, and the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Darren specializes in tax and estate planning for high net worth families.
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 by developing strategies for wealth preservation and tax minimization, the transfer of wealth to the next generation, and estate and succession planning. Darren advised executives of public and private companies on executive compensation solutions.
Darren is a Chartered Accountant and has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course, as well as the Corporate Reorganization Course and the Tax Planning for the Owner Manager Course. Darren is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Coming from one of the major global accounting firms, Yat-Sze brings a broad range of experience to her role as a Financial Planning Specialist. In her previous role as a senior tax manager, she spent many years working with private companies, high-net-worth individuals, trusts, and partnerships. Her work included tax minimization through appropriate tax planning (corporate and personal, including estate planning) and corporate restructuring.
Yat-Sze is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). She completed her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia and has completed all three levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course. She has also completed the Advanced Tax Course for Owner-Managed Businesses.
As a Financial Planning Specialist, Yat-Sze’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 and tax planning concerns you might have.
As Premier Banking Advisor for the Lower Mainland, Cecilia works as a single point of contact, providing banking and credit solutions for select clients of Wealth Management Canada and their families. Partnering with Investment Advisors and Counsellors across the region, she provides personalized service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs.
With 25 years' experience in financial services with RBC, Cecilia is respected by her clients, her peers and the industry, and has received top performer recognition.
Cecilia is committed to giving back to the community and is highly active with the Chinese Opera community, performing in senior care homes. Cecilia also partakes in the BC Children Hospital fundraising through RBC.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Cecilia now resides in the Richmond area with her husband and two children. When she is not hard at work with her clients, you will find her spending time enjoying badminton and singing Cantonese opera. Cecilia is fluent in Cantonese (her mother language), Mandarin and English.
As a Premier Banking Advisor for Vancouver, Winnie Liu works as a single point of contact, providing banking and credit solutions for select clients of Wealth Management Canada and their families. Partnering with Investment Advisors and Counsellors across the region, she provides personalized service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day-to-day banking needs.
With more than 7 years of experience in financial services with RBC, Winnie is respected by her clients, her peers and the industry, and has received top performer recognition. Winnie is committed to giving back to her community and acts as a volunteer member for White Rock Chinese Association throughout past years.
Born and raised in Beijing and settled in Vancouver 12 years ago, Winnie received her Bachelor of Engineering degree from Beijing Technology and Business University in 2008 and graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in 2012. She also holds the Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation.
Winnie currently resides in the South Surrey with her husband and child. When she is not hard at work for her clients, Winnie enjoys reading, drawing and working on her home décor and interior design projects. Winnie speaks fluent English and Mandarin.
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Catharine Turner serves clients throughout British Columbia in the Vancouver office. Catharine is well known within the Estate and Trust industry in the British Columbia region. She has held many client facing roles focused on business development as well as servicing complex accounts of domestic and international high net worth families during her roles as an Estate and Trust Advisor, Senior Advisor and Private Banker.
A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Catharine has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as the Chartered Financial Planner (CFP), Financial Management Advisor (FMA) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations.
Catharine works with individuals, families, and businesses providing 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, Catharine can help.
With more than 25 years of industry experience, Catharine 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. Catharine 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.
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