Demitris Scouras, CIM

Investment & Wealth Advisor

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The the reason I got into the industry:

In the spring of 2008, I had an interesting conversation with my mother.  Seven months earlier, my father passed away while vacationing in Greece, just prior to the biggest correction we have ever seen (in our lifetimes) in the markets.  My mother being somewhat naive to the financial industry, said something like, "Son I need you to look at my investments.".  At the time, I was working in a multi-discipline medical facility in Winnipeg as a physical therapist.

Instantly, I understood what prompted the question.  Her portfolio showed a significant drop in value due in large part to a poor diversification and asset allocation strategy.  Together we began a discovery process to understand her goals and needs.  Once those concerns were acknowledged, we established the process to re-balance her portfolio to meet her financial goals and reduce her stress.

That's when I made the decision to enter the financial industry and help others in similar predicaments.  This is part of the full service wealth management approach I take with all clients, as my ultimate goal is to help protect my clients from ever going through what my mother did, giving them the peace of mind that their financial affairs are in great hands.  

Background:

In 2002 Demitris was instrumental in building a successful Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine clinic focusing on client advocacy, proactive communication and customer service. Principles that his father always preached at the family business, the Red Top Restaurant.   

Having also played Professional Football, these experiences have given Demitris intimate knowledge of the issues facing Medical Professionals, Pro Athletes and Business Owners. This unique perspective allows Demitris to develop comprehensive wealth management solutions integrating personal and corporate financial matters for his clients, saving them both time and taxes.

Demitris and his family are passionate about helping others in need since his mother was sponsored as a young child by a World Vision family.  Away from the office, he is involved in various charitable endeavours to raise both funds and awareness. Most recently he participated in a corporate boxing challenge where he spearheaded an effort to raise funds for the Children's Wish Foundation.

Demitris and his wife have 3 young children, that he enjoys spending as much time with as possible.

Schooling:

Demitris graduated from the University of Manitoba, with a B.A. in Economics and Medical Rehabilitation, attended Liberty University in Virginia on a full ride scholarship and is a student of the markets studying them closely for over 20 years.

Professional Life:

Demitris has played professional football for the Ottawa Renegades, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Allouettes of the CFL, and his shoe, tee and football are in the CFL Hall of Fame. He served as the treasurer of the Manitoba Soccer Association which successfully secured the Women's World Cup for Winnipeg in 2015. He is fluent in both Greek and English.

Doreen Costantini, CFP, CIM, CLU Financial Planning Specialist
 
Doreen has been in the financial services industry since 1988, both as an advisor and as a wealth planning analyst, where she assisted advisors with providing high-quality financial planning services to their high-net-worth clients. Prior to joining RBC, Doreen provided comprehensive financial planning guidance and advice to executives, business owners, professionals and high net worth families.
 
Doreen assists clients in addressing all areas of their wealth by using a holistic approach to Financial Planning. Doreen believes that planning is critical to helping people meet their financial objectives. Your comprehensive analysis will provide specific recommendations focused on your particular needs, including cash flow, tax strategies, investments, retirement, insurance or estate planning, and will ultimately assist you in maximizing your situation and achieving your goals. This personalized report should serve as a roadmap to help you make financial decisions in the future.
 
 
Jeff Schultz, PFP Financial Planning Consultant
 
Jeff has a career of over 20 years in the financial services industry starting back in 1989 with RBC. His experience includes working at two other large financial service providers specializing in planning for high net worth and high income earning individuals and their families. Jeffs role along with your Portfolio Manager, is to find the financial solution to meet your objectives, both now and in the years to come. With the strength and experience of RBC DS, the complete range of financial and investment services are taken into consideration while your financial plan is being developed.
 
 
James Kopp Estate Planning Specialist
James employs a comprehensive process to assess client needs and then recommends creative, tax-exempt insurance strategies that will help them achieve their wealth management objectives. For more complicated situations, James will partner with your other professional advisors in the development of appropriate solutions.
 
James can focus on both personal and corporate insurance solutions to help increase your net worth and reduce the impact of taxation. He can also ensure your wealth is transferred to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. To help in this endeavour, James has access to insurance solutions from the top-ranked insurance providers in Canada.
 
James began his career in the insurance industry in 1998 and is an expert in his field. He is pursuing several professional financial services designations.
 
 
Don Bell, B.A., LL.B, CFP, R.F.P., TEP
Will & Estate Consultant
 
A graduate of the University of Winnipeg, Donald Bell received received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1984. Donald is a practicing member of the Law Society of Manitoba and has also earned the Registered Financial Planner (R.F.P.), Chartered Financial Planner, Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations.
 
Donald Bell is a lawyer who has held senior positions with several investment and life insurance companies. He has extensive experience from both the head office and field perspective in the areas of wills, estates, taxation, insurance, financial and retirement planning. Donald provides analysis and development of advanced estate, tax, insurance and wealth planning strategies for high net worth clients, working in conjunction with their advisors.
 
Donald is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Institute of Advanced Financial Planners and the Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC). He has taught regularly for the CSI Global Education Inc. (formerly known as the Institute of Canadian Bankers) on various planning and compliance matters. He has spoken at many industry gatherings including the Strategy Institute and the C.A.F.P. Annual Conventions on investment, estate, financial planning, and insurance matters. In addition, he has spoken at numerous public seminars on these topics.
 
Donald is also very active in his community where he is involved with a number of charitable organizations.