Rita Benefield, CIM, FMA, FCSI

Vice President & Portfolio Manager

613-721-4117 | Email me

Rita is dedicated to assisting her clients by providing them with quality products, superior performance and exceptional levels of customer service. She credits her continuing success to being able to build trust and create an environment of mutual respect between her and her clients. Into her second decade as an Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, she achieved the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) and Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designations. Rita is also a licensed Portfolio Manager, who can provide discretionary services to clients who wish to delegate the day-to-day investment management to a qualified professional.

Christos Koutsavakis, CIM, MA (Econ)

Associate Advisor

613-721-4501 | Email me

Christos is Rita's business partner. He joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2001 upon completing a master’s degree from Queen’s University, specializing in financial and international economics. Christos has since become a Canadian Investment Manager. He is responsible for placing the majority of our stock and bond trades and monitors the daily activity of our investment portfolios, with an emphasis on discretionary Private Investment Management accounts. He is key to insuring that our clients’ accounts are invested and maintained according to the individualized plans laid out by Rita. He works closely with clients to make sure they stay on the path to reaching their financial goals.

Corinne Farndale, BA


613-721-8928 | Email me

Corinne joined RBC Dominion Securities in 1998 and has been working with Rita since 2001. She is licensed for securities and uses her skills and training to help clients attain professional investment management. Corinne’s high level of industry education and commitment to client service distinguishes her in a competitive and growing industry. In addition to managing all administrative responsibilities, Corinne generates portfolio reviews, newsletters and invitations to special events. Corinne is a graduate of Queen’s University and Fanshawe College, with a degree in political science and 10 years’ experience as a newscaster and reporter.

Extended Team Members


Joseph Power, BA, LL.B

Vice-President & Will & Estate Consultant, RBC Wealth Management


Tom Bryan, CLU, CFP

Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.


Jonah Rabinovitch, BA, LL.B, CFP

Financial Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management