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George Comisso, CFP,EPC,FCSI,CIM,RFP

Vice-President & Portfolio Manager

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George has a rich career in the financial services industry. He began his career in 1972 with one of Canada's leading financial institutions and has since held key roles in major banks, a trust company and brokerage firms across North America. His past roles include branch manager, vice president and investment advisor. His diverse background gives him a valuable depth of knowledge and insight into market cycles and investment strategy. In 2000, George was elected to the Who's Who of Canada list.
 
In addition to his practical experience, George has a depth of technical knowledge. He is a graduate of the Accounting/Finance program from Ryerson Polytechnic and achieved his Bachelor of Business Management from Ryerson University. He has also achieved prestigious industry designations and courses including Canadian Investment Manager, Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, Registered Financial Planner, Elder Planning Counselor and Financial Divorce Specialist.
 
Through this experience, George has developed a proven investment approach that focuses conservative investments that provide tax-effective cash flow. In addition to capital preservation, George also believes firmly in customizing strategies to meet the client's stated investment needs and lifestyle objectives.

Nicolas Attuil, MBA

Associate Advisor

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Nicolas joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2014. Prior to joining the bank, Nicolas worked on Wall Street as an Equity Derivatives Sales-Trader. He graduated in Economics from La Sorbonne and has an MBA in Finance from Paris Graduate School of Management in Paris. At RBC Dominion Securities, He focuses on discretionary Private Investment Management services.

Nicolas is a native Parisian and fluent in French and English. He is married and has 3 lovely daughters. He is very active in his community and plays soccer in his spare time.
 

Gemma Cruz

Associate

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Extended Team Members


Robyn Solnick, LL.B., TEP 

Vice President, Business Owner Specialist
High Net Worth Planning Services, RBC Wealth Management Services

As a Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services, Robyn, 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, Robyn acquired her expertise in estates, trusts and succession planning in both private practice and with a major trust company, practicing law in Toronto for 8 years with an emphasis on trusts, estates, succession, planning for incapacity and charities law, and as a will and estate consultant for a well-known Canadian trust company. In 2001, Robyn joined RBC, assisting clients with their overall tax and estate planning, and in 2011, assumed her present position, specializing solely in assisting business owners with their succession, tax, retirement and estate planning.

Robyn obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1991, and she was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1993. She has completed her in-depth tax courses, levels 1 and 2, as well as the Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner Managed Business Course and the Corporate Reorganizations Course. She has co-authored two books, “Drafting Wills in Ontario: A Lawyer’s Practical Guide” and “Drafting Wills in Canada: A Lawyer’s Practical Guide”. 

In addition, Robyn was an instructor at the Estate and Trust Bar Admission Course at the Law Society of Upper Canada.She is an active member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and has obtained the STEP Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising.

James Wong, CPA, CA, CBV

Vice President, High Net Worth Planning Services
RBC Wealth Management Services

As a Vice President, High Net Worth Planning Services, James, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a high-net-worth client.

James spent the majority of his career in various capacities advising owners of privately held businesses. Prior to joining RBC, he spent 12 years at another major national financial institution as the Vice President of Succession Planning. In that role, James developed several best practices around succession planning that take into account Many
of these practices are shared in the book he co-authored, “The Transition Experience – What every Canadian family business owner should know beyond succession planning”,
released in December 2011.

James is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator and is a frequent presenter on business succession planning. He obtained his degree, Masters of Commerce from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Prashant Patel

Vice President
High Net Worth Planning Services

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.


Janice Walsh, CPA, CA, CFP, TEP

Financial Planning Specialist
RBC Wealth Management Services

Janice is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University. Janice also holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations.

Janice has held various positions in the insurance and financial services industry. Her professional experience includes providing tax, trust, estate, retirement and financial planning services to high net worth clients and their advisors. Janice joined RBC in 2005.


Anna Kubicek, CFP, CLU 

Estate Planning Specialist

Anna is a valuable member of your advisor’s team, helping you create and preserve your wealth.

Anna began her career in the insurance industry in 1996 working for one of the largest financial planning companies in Canada. In 2011, she joined RBC.

Anna attended Ryerson University and earned her degree in Hospitality & Tourism. She acquired her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 1998 and her Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 2012. Additionally, she is a member of Advocis, Canada’s largest membership of professional financial advisors.

Anna can focus on both personal and corporate insurance solutions to help increase your net worth, reduce the impact of taxation and secure your wealth through a variety of life insurance, annuity, and living benefits solutions. She can also ensure your wealth is transferred to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. To help you receive high-quality, cost-effective insurance solutions, Anna evaluates various insurance offerings from Canada’s top-ranked insurance providers.


Ariel-Charles Guigui, B.Adm., LL.B., TEP

Vice President and Will & Estate Consultant
RBC Wealth Management Services
 

Ariel graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Business Administration in 1992, and from the Faculty of Law in 1994 where he served on the editorial board of the Law Review. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996. Prior to joining RBC, Ariel spent 5 years teaching Real Estate Law and Estate Law at La Cité Collégiale in Ottawa. For the previous 12 years, Ariel held several positions at a major trust company, culminating in the role of Trust Manager.

Ariel is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canadian chapter). His significant practical experience in estate planning and administration allows him to offer valuable guidance during the creation of your estate plan.

Ariel works closely with your advisor to provide you with information on structuring your estate in an efficient and tax-effective manner. Following your meeting, Ariel will provide you with a report outlining various estate planning issues for you to explore in further detail with your own lawyer or accountant.