Financial Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Canada
Samuel is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® or CFP practitioner and has completed the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University (concentration in Accounting).
Samuel brings a broad range of experience from his prior roles as a tax manager at both a local and international accounting firm. He has specialized in providing tax advisory, corporate reorganizations and estate planning services to high-net individuals and owner-manager businesses.
As a Financial Planning Specialist at RBC Family Office Services, Samuel’s role is to work with and support advisors in preparing and presenting comprehensive Compass Financial Plans for clients.
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 Samuel, 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 Samuel Levine, please contact your advisor.
Vice-President & Will & Estate Consultant, RBC Wealth Management
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.
Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Andrea's goal is very clear; "I want to listen to what you have to say and will ask 'why' as many times as necessary to truly understand your priorities." She wants to hear your unique story because financials are about math but true planning combines that and the emotional impacts many don't often discuss.
After a serious accident in 1999, Andrea changed careers so she could help people. Now with 20+ years' experience in financial services she has obtained multiple industry accreditations providing her with the foundation to support clients in planning for the creation, protection, preservation and transfer of their wealth. Ensuring she listens, Andrea simplifies potentially intricate issues such as funding future tax liabilities, transferring wealth to heirs and protecting those you love most through the power of customized insurance solutions.
When not hard at work, Andrea spends her time going on adventures with her children and enjoys an active life as an avid yogi, tap-dancer and drummer.
Estate & Trust Advisor
Senior Trust Advisor, RBC Royal Trust
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.
Premier Banking Advisor, RBC Royal Bank
As a Premier Banking Advisor for the Greater Ottawa region Silvana Falsetto works as a single point of contact, providing banking and credit solutions for select clients of Wealth Management and their families. Partnering with Investments Advisors across the region, Silvana provides personalized service and tailored advice to help clients save time and effectively manage their day to day banking needs.
Silvana being a successful Entrepreneur in her family business for 15 years brings an array of experience to the forefront and to our clients. Prior to her entrepreneurship Silvana worked over 20 years with RBC in the past, through roles as a Senior Account Manager. Respected by her clients and her peers, she received regular recognition as a top performer at RBC. She is fluent in English, French and Italian.
Committed to giving back to her community, Silvana volunteers by mentoring Young entrepreneurs to enhance their emotional intelligence and comprehend the financial understanding that is required to become fruitful. Silvana was born and raised in Ottawa, enjoys entertaining, reading self-enhancement books and dancing.
Private Banker, RBC Royal Bank
As a Private Banker with RBC Wealth Management, Private Banking, Heidi Duchesne provides comprehensive wealth management and financing strategies to high-net-worth business owners, executives, professionals and their families in the Ontario North and East region.
As a trusted advisor to her clients, Heidi and her team provide customized solutions for complex banking, credit and wealth management needs to support individual short and long term goals. Working collaboratively with RBC partners enables her to provide a complete range of specialized services. This includes investment management, commercial banking, estate and legacy planning, domestic and international trust services, and sophisticated credit and leverage strategies. Heidi can work with her clients existing professionals to deliver comprehensive, integrated financial solutions.
Working with a relatively small number of clients, Heidi is able to ensure discrete, responsive service and the level of attention her clients require at all stages of their financial lives. With her personal and customized service, Heidi works to provide a holistic approach to help her clients achieve the goals they see for themselves, their family and their future.
Heidi offers an extensive background in client relationship to her role as Private Banker. She draws on over 25 years of industry experience, consisting of Commercial Banking, Risk Management, Wealth Management, and Leadership.
Away from the office, Heidi enjoys cooking, sports and spending time with her four children and husband.