Estate Planning Specialists
Suzanne Schultz, CA, CFP
Suzanne Schultz is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Financial Planner with a specialty in tax and estate planning. As an Estate Planning Specialist for RBC, she uses her knowledge of corporate and personal tax to develop personalized insurance solutions to meet the needs of business owners, highly taxed investors, affluent families and other clients. Prior to joining RBC in 2006, Suzanne was the Associate Vice-President of the Tax and Estate Planning Group of one of Canadas leading multi-family office firms. She was
previously a Tax Manager at one of the largest professional services companies where she completed her CA designation with an honour roll placing, and completed the CICA In-depth tax course. She has taken numerous courses on tax and estate planning, including masters level courses on U.S. taxes.
Suzanne is the co-author of 78 Tax Tips for Canadians for Dummies, host of the HGTV series House Poor and has been a regular guest on the Business News Network. She has written articles and contributed towards publications for the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star and Hamilton Spectator.
Suzannes areas of expertise include the use of insurance for personal and corporate tax planning, wealth preservation, financial planning, estate planning (including U.S. estate tax) and charitable giving.
COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE PLANNING
Working closely with your advisor, Suzanne employs a comprehensive process to assess your wealth management needs and then recommend creative, tax-exempt insurance strategies to help address them. For more complicated situations, they work with your other professional advisors in the development of appropriate solutions.
Suzanne can focus on both personal and corporate insurance solutions to help increase your net worth, reduce the impact of taxation and secure your wealth through a variety of life insurance, annuity, and living benefits solutions. She can also ensure your wealth is transferred to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. To help you receive high-quality, cost-effective insurance solutions, Suzanne evaluates various insurance offerings from Canadas top-ranked insurance providers.
To schedule a complimentary meeting with Suzanne Schultz, please contact our office.
Shannon Row-Ewing, B.A., LL.B
Will and Estate Consultant
Shannon worked in private practice for ten years before joining RBC in 2010.
She specialized in the areas of Wills & estate planning, estate administration and real estate. Shannon graduated from the University of Guelph with a Honours B.A. and received her LLB from the University of Toronto in 1998. She is a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association Estates Section (Ontario) and the Oxford Law Society.
Shannon works closely with your investment advisor to provide you with information on structuring your estate in an efficient and tax-effective manner. Following your meeting, Shannon will provide you with a report outlining various estate planning issues for you to explore in further detail with your own lawyer or accountant.
To schedule a complimentary meeting with Shannon Row-Ewing, please contact our office.
Financial Planning Specialist
Scott brings his 25 plus years of financial services expertise to the clients he meets, including 18 years in public practice (six years as a partner) with a local CA firm. He has worked with clients in the areas of tax, estate and business strategy, including family business succession planning.
Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management Services, Scott provided services to RBC clients as a Commercial Account Manager, focused on owner-managed business and agriculture clients, and four years as a Private Banker, assisting high net worth clients with personal banking, credit, and financial planning needs.
Scott is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Financial Planners Standard Council. He is a Canadian Association of Family Enterprises trained family business facilitator, a Family Business Advisor and a graduate of the University of Guelph with an animal science and agriculture business degree. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors and holds a CAFA designation (Certified Agriculture Farm Advisor). Scott will work with your advisors to prepare and present a comprehensive Financial Plan specific to you.
SPECIALIZED FINANCIAL PLANNING
At RBC, we recognize that with greater financial resources, comes greater financial complexity. To help you properly coordinate your financial matters and optimize the unique opportunities available to you, we are pleased to offer you our highest level of financial planning. Your comprehensive Financial Plan will provide recommendations specific to your situation. Your plan will consider strategies to maximize your cash flow, reduce taxes, ensure your retirement lifestyle, protect your financial security, transfer wealth to next generation tax-efficiently and make the most of your philanthropic legacy. In appreciation of your business, your advisor is pleased to offer this service to you on a complimentary basis.
To schedule a complimentary meeting with Scott VanEngen, please contact our office.