Monte Hyssop

Vice-President & Director, Portfolio Manager

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Monte provides more than 35 years of experience in the investment industry. He focuses on managing diversified portfolios that are customized to best reflect his client’s goals and risk objectives. Monte has served as a Vice President and Director of RBC Dominion Securities for over 23 years and has been a discretionary portfolio manager since 2009. He holds the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation and is fully licensed to trade options and to provide life insurance solutions. In recognition of his accomplishments with the firm, Monte has been a member of RBC Dominion Securities Chairman’s Council and Executive Council for many years.

Shirley Gatto

Senior Associate

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Shirley has over 39 years of service and experience with RBC Dominion Securities. She is an integral part of the team offering superior client service. She has built solid relationships with our clients allowing them to place their trust in her with all their administrative needs.  Shirley has been committed to educational development and has completed the Derivatives Fundamental Course and is Options licensed. 

In addition to our Investment Team, we are supported by the following in-house experts who specialize in Wills & Estates and Insurance Solutions.

Matthew J. Leggett, CFP, CLU, RHU 

Estate Planning Specialist
Matt began his career in the financial services industry in 1995 and is a specialist in his field. Matt graduated from Bishops University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has acquired the Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter and the Registered Health Underwriter designations.

Matthew employs a comprehensive process to assess your wealth management needs and then recommends creative, tax-exempt insurance strategies to help address them. For more complicated situations, he works with your other professional advisors in the development of appropriate solutions.  Matthew 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. He 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, Matthew evaluates various insurance offerings from Canadas top-ranked insurance providers.

Mellisa Nagelbach, LL.B.

Will and Estate Consultant

Melissa obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 1999 and earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria in 2007.  She was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2008.

Prior to joining RBC Dominion Securities, Melissa practiced law in Vancouver and specialized in estate planning and estate administration as well as small business corporate and commercial matters Melissa assisted clients with a range of estate planning matters including drafting Wills, Power of Attorney and Representation Agreements as well as matters related to the administration of an estate, including applications for Letters Probate and Letters of Administration.  Melissa also assisted clients with matters relating to a variety of corporate transactions including incorporations, corporate reorganizations, corporate financing, share and asset purchase and sale transactions as well as the drafting of various corporate commercial documents including shareholder agreements and partnership agreements.

Melissa is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Section (Vancouver).