Aileen obtained a 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 Bar in British Columbia and Ontario in 2004. She has achieved her TEP designation from STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), has completed the In-depth Tax Issues for the Owner- managed Business course and all three levels of the In-depth Tax course through the CPA.
In 2009, Aileen joined RBC, assisting clients with their overall tax and estate planning, and in 2014, assumed her present position, specializing in assisting high-net-worth clients with their succession, tax, retirement and estate planning. Prior to joining RBC, Aileen practiced law in Vancouver and Toronto, specializing in estate and trust planning, and tax litigation.
Aileen is a Director at Large and the chair of the Member Services Committee of STEP Canada, and a Past Chair of the Vancouver Branch Executive of STEP. She is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and a former Trustee of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver Foundation (serving for 9 years). Aileen volunteers as a member of the Development Committee of the Vancouver Foundation.
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 specialized in providing tax planning services to privately held businesses and their shareholders. Darren guided clients through many of the complex personal and corporate issues faced by business owners by developing strategies for business owner and executive compensation, transition of the business to the next generation, management buyouts and sales to third parties, wealth preservation, and estate planning.
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.
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 Wealth Management, 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, Powers 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).
Melissa’s role with RBC Wealth Management is to work with you and your advisor to review and/or structure your Will, estate and trust matters to ensure that your plan is organized in an effective and tax-efficient manner.
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.
Jon is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) and has completed the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University.
Prior to joining RBC, Jon was providing professional services to individuals, private corporations, estates, trusts and partnerships at one of the leading international public accounting firms. His experience includes tax planning for individuals and corporations.
Jon’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 planning concerns you may have
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. Personally prepared by Jon, a Financial Planning Specialist, 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 your 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 meeting with Jon Wong, please contact your advisor.
Anna-Marie Lyons graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. She has completed all three levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) In-Depth Tax Course and is a Certified Financial Planner.
As an advisor to high net worth clients since 1991, Anna-Marie is a committed advocate for financial literacy and believes that a plan is imperative to meeting long term financial goals and ensuring effective estate transitions. Her role is to work with and support your advisor in preparing and presenting a comprehensive Compass Financial Plan.
Arne Perrin, B.Comm. (Hons), CFP®
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Arne Perrin has been with RBC since 2000. He focuses on inter-generational wealth transfer, succession and transition planning for family businesses, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals. His goal is to help ensure your wealth is transferred to your heirs more efficiently and in accordance with your wishes.
His style is to plan first and then educate you about your options, so that you can make an informed choice. The process involves understanding your personal and corporate objectives, and then reviewing your financial and estate planning documents. Arne then works together with your professional advisors toward developing an integrated estate plan.
Arne’s Commerce Degree is specialized in Entrepreneurial Management. He is a Certified Financial Planner, and a graduate of the Family Enterprise Advisor program from the Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX).
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Lois Yonash serves clients throughout British Columbia and is located in the Vancouver office. Lois provides a wealth of knowledge relating to trusts and their administration. With a career focus on client relationships, she is dedicated to her clients and provides a personalized service tailored to their specific needs.
A graduate of Edgewood College in Madison Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Lois has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise while attending industry conferences and educational courses.
Lois 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, Lois can help.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Lois 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. Lois 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.
As a Premier Banking Advisor for Vancouver, Wendy Mah 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 12 years of experience in financial services with RBC, Wendy is respected by her clients, her peers and the industry, and has received top performer recognition.
Wendy is committed to giving back to her community and acts as a coach for Little Mountain Baseball, as a volunteer member for Ascend Pan Asian Leaders Vancouver. She also participates in various fundraising campaigns for the United Way and Champion for Children’s Hospital.
Born in Vietnam and raised in Hong Kong and Vancouver, Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, major in Sociology and Communication from Simon Fraser University.
She currently resides in the Vancouver area with her husband and two children and when she isn’t hard at work for her clients, you’ll find her spending time outside, hiking, running and working on her golf and tennis games. She also enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures. Wendy speaks fluent English and Vietnamese.