Grant Henri, CFP®, PFP, F.Pl., TEP
Vice-President, High Net Worth Planning Services, RBC Wealth Management
Grant attended Concordia University in Montreal where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1992. He holds three financial planning designations, a Specialist designation from the Trust Institute, and is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Grant has completed the in-depth tax program with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (Levels I, II and III).
Grant has over 25 years of progressive experience in various roles within the financial services field. In addition to his work with RBC Wealth Management, he is currently teaching Tax and Estate Planning courses for the Institut Québecois de Planification Financière to support the continuing education requirements of financial planners in the province of Quebec. Grant has also provided support to the Financial Planners Standards Council of Canada as a subject matter expert and has taught financial planning courses at George Brown College in Toronto.
J. Madison Mai, CPA, CA, CFP®
Vice-President, High Net Worth Planning Services, RBC Wealth Management
Madison specializes in tax and estate planning for high net worth and ultra-high net worth families.
Prior to joining RBC, she spent almost 10 years in public accounting and specialized in developing and implementing tax planning strategies for international artists, private business owners and ultra-high net worth families with a strong focus on international business succession and estate planning, Canadian domestic post-mortem tax planning, foreign affiliate reorganizations and tax dispute resolution.
Madison is proficient in both Cantonese and Mandarin. Madison is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and holds a Master of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA) degree from the University of Toronto. She has completed the CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course and Indirect Tax Course. Madison is also a Session Leader and a Facilitator for CPA Ontario’s Professional Education Program and CPA In-depth Tax Course.
Prashant has assisted high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families with tax, estate and retirement issues since 1992.
His guidance supports clients in their relationships with their external professional advisors, with whom he frequently interacts.
His expertise includes tax and estate planning for executives, business owners, retirees, sports professionals and individuals with U.S. issues. He also assists individuals facing significant financial events (sale of business, financial windfall, retirement, job loss, moving to Canada, leaving Canada, etc.)
Prior to joining RBC in 1999, Prashant honed his expertise by working as a Canadian and U.S. tax specialist for two of the big four accounting firms in downtown Toronto.
Prashant is a Certified Financial Planner, Associate of the Society of Actuaries and member of both the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Canadian Tax Foundation.
As a Will & Estate Consultant, Megan Brown provides comprehensive estate planning services to clients.
Megan completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University, obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor and was called to the Ontario bar in 1998. For most of the fifteen years following her call to the bar, Megan was in private practice, specializing in the areas of estate planning and administration, incapacity planning, trust planning and administration, family business succession and charities law. Megan joined RBC Wealth Management in February 2013.
Megan is a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner with STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and has completed Levels I and II of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course.
Grace在2000年從卑詩大學 (University of British Columbia) 取得文學學士 學位，並在2003年畢業於達爾豪西法學院 (Dalhousie Law School)。她在 2004年獲得卑詩省律師資格。
在加盟RBC之前，Grace在溫哥華從事執業律師，專長於遺產策劃和遺產管 理。不久之前，Grace曾在一個醫院基金會工作，為該慈善機構提供有關法 律事務的建議，以及為其捐助者提供有關慈善捐贈的意見。
Thomas Seah, B.A. (Écon.), AVA
Vice-président et spécialist en planification successorale, Services Financiers RBC Gestion de patrimoine inc.
À titre de vice-président et spécialiste en planification successorale, Thomas se spécialise dans la préservation et l’optimisation du patrimoine. Il a recours à un processus exhaustif pour évaluer vos besoins en gestion de patrimoine et recommande des solutions d’assurance créatives et exonérées d’impôt pour les satisfaire.
Thomas créera un plan personnalisé utilisant des solutions d’assurance pour accroître et sécuriser votre patrimoine, réduire l’impact d’impôts futurs et structurer votre succession afin que votre patrimoine soit transféré à vos héritiers conformément à vos volontés. Ce faisant, Thomas évaluera divers produits d’assurance, dont de l’assurance-vie, des rentes et des prestations du vivant.
Thomas a joint les rangs de l’industrie de l’assurance en 1984 après avoir obtenu un diplôme universitaire en économie. En 1995, il est entré au service de RBC Gestion de patrimoine et est un des employés aux états de service les plus longs dans l’agence. Un témoignage de son engagement envers l’industrie, Thomas détient le titre professionnel d’assureur-vie agréé (AVA).
Arthur Y. Wang, PFA, AVA, CHS, M. Sc., CPA, CA, TEP
Spécialist en planification successorale, Services Financiers RBC Gestion de patrimoine inc.
Avant d’entrer au service de RBC, Arthur a travaillé pour un des quatre plus importants cabinets d’experts-comptables au Canada et un chef de file canadien du secteur de l’assurance. Une expérience personnelle dramatique l’a incité à remettre en question son choix de carrière de comptable agréé et c’est ainsi qu’il a décidé de se consacrer à la création, la protection et la préservation de patrimoine, grâce à la mise en place de solutions de planification successorale appropriées.
En tant qu’ancien vérificateur de sociétés d’assurance inscrites en bourse, Arthur est en mesure de faire profiter ses clients de sa compréhension unique de l’industrie de l’assurance.
Arthur maîtrise l’anglais et le mandarin, et a une connaissance approfondie de l’histoire et de la culture tant occidentales qu’orientales. Cela lui permet de communiquer avec ses clients dans la langue de leur choix, tout en tenant compte de leurs nuances culturelles.
Rebecca has been working in a financial planning capacity since 1999 and brings to her role much care in helping clients meet their goals. She has a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from Trent University and has maintained an ongoing commitment to continued learning in the areas of tax, estate and business owner planning.
Rebecca holds the Certified Financial Planner designation from the Financial Planning Standards Council of Canada and has completed the Professional Financial Planner and Canadian Securities Courses. She is registered as a Full Life Agent with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Rebecca has also taught retirement planning at George Brown College in Toronto.
Rebecca works extensively with high net worth clients including business owners, executives and professionals and has considerable expertise with more advanced tax and estate planning strategies.
As a Premier Banking Advisor, Jorge Avalos Romo provides banking and credit solutions to select high net worth individuals and their families. Acting as a single point of contact, he partners with Investment Advisors and Counsellors across the Etobicoke, Mississauga and Brampton regions, and provides personalized service and tailored advice to efficiently and effectively manage their day-to-day banking needs.
With 10 years of experience in financial services with RBC, Jorge is respected by his clients and industry peers, and has received numerous awards and recognition.
Jorge is committed to giving back to his community and has volunteered for various organizations such as: Toronto Youth Development, PARC Edmond Place and Ernestine's Women's Shelter.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, he moved to Canada in 2008. Jorge holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michoacan San Nicolas de Hildalgo.
He currently resides in the Toronto with his wife and four children and when he isn't hard at work for his clients, you'll find him spending time with his family and enjoying his pastime sport of swimming.
As a Premier Advisor with RBC Wealth Management, Michelle Pelaia works as a single point of contact, providing banking and credit solutions for select high net worth individuals and their families. Acting as a single point of contact, she partners with Investment Advisors and Counsellors across the region and provides personalized service, and tailored advice to efficiently manage their day-to-day banking needs.
Michelle offers an extensive background in client relationship to her role as a Premier Banker. She draws on 20 years of experience within RBC, consisting of her wide range of Retail Banking experience. A graduate of University of Toronto specializing in/with a Bachelor of Arts, Michelle Pelaia has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations. She has been recognized as a RBC Cruise Winner and has been a Top Performer with RBC for the past 20 years.
Clients appreciate Michelle's extensive experience as a banking and advisory professional, and her commitment to efficiently meeting their needs and simplifying their financial affairs. As needed, she can also work with your Investment Advisor and Counsellor to integrate your banking and credit solutions with your investment and wealth management solutions.
Away from the office, Michelle is quite busy at home with her two boys. In her spare time she spends her time at the hockey arena, soccer and baseball fields.