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 Wealth & Investment 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.

Rick Sunstrum


613-721-1670 | Email me

Rick joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2020 and has worked in the banking and investment industry since 2010. Throughout his career, Rick has demonstrated exceptional commitment to client service. His focus on organization and time-management allow him to excel in the numerous requirements of his role. Among his many responsibilities are the general administration of accounts, scheduling client meetings, and generating portfolio reviews. Rick continues to further his professional knowledge by taking courses in investment management and financial planning. He has a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Carleton University, with specializations in business, economics, and political science.

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.

Samuel Levine, CPA, CA

Financial Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management

Claudia Morrison, PFP, CIM

Regional Trust Advisor, RBC Royal Trust