"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."

                                                    - Aristotle

Lilly M. Kazaz, MBA, CFA

Vice-President & Portfolio Manager

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Lilly brings more than 25 years of experience in the investment industry to her role as Portfolio Manager and Financial Planner at RBC Dominion Securities. She works exclusively for high-net-worth individuals and families, private foundations, non-profit societies, trusts and corporations.
 
Her experience, integrity, passion, and client-centered practice is why she ranks within the top 5% of Portfolio Managers nationally at RBC Dominion Securities.

Lilly is a native of Montreal, and graduated with Great Distinction (BA) from McGill University. She completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at York University, Schulich School of Business. She began her career with CIBC World Markets in Toronto and New York specializing in foreign exchange, international and domestic money markets, bonds, and derivatives, in both trading and sales. She dealt with both institutional/corporate and retail clients.

In 1997, Lilly achieved the internationally renowned Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, and holds securities registrations in both the U.S. and Canada.

In 2000, Lilly was honoured with one of RBC Dominion Securities highest awards of distinction - The President's Circle Award for BC in recognition of her integrity, dedication and professionalism.
 
"By naming Lilly as the BC Regional winner of the President's Circle Award, the firm has recognized her as the 'best of the best' for her superior contributions to her clients, the firm, and the community at large"
- Brian Peters
National Director Private Client Division, RBC Dominion Securities
 
Lilly's strong commitment to community engagement is demonstrated by her 20 years of service to the following not-for-profit organizations:
  • Director of the Greater Vancouver Foodbank Society
  • Director of the Laurel Foundation
  • Director of the Canadian Club
  • Director and Treasurer of a private Vancouver independent school
  • Judge for Association of Women in Finance annual awards for each of the past 9 years

Jennifer Andrews, FMA, B.B.A.

Associate Advisor

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Jenn is a licensed Associate Advisor who joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2007. She has 12 years experience in the financial services industry and holds the Financial Management Advisor designation. Jenn obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from British Columbia Institute of Technology. She has also successfully completed the Canadian Securities Options Licensing Course. Jenn helps service the needs of clients and their families and focuses on client communications, marketing, and research.

When it comes to client experience, Jenn conducts herself with the utmost professionalism and integrity.  In 2014, Jenn received RBC's highest award of distinction, the RBC Leo Award.  Approximately 0.1% of all RBC employees receive this coveted award each year. 

Nichola Dickson, CIM

Associate Advisor

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Nichola joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2003, and brings with her more than 16 years of experience in the financial industry. Through several positions with RBC, Nichola has twice been awarded the top RBC performance award in her field. Born and raised in North Vancouver, Nichola has lived and worked in Lake Louise, Alberta as well as Osaka, Japan, but finds herself happiest living in the Lower Mainland. Nichola has a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University, and recently earned the Chartered Investment Manager designation. Nichola and her husband Craig have two sons named Ronan and Arran. As a family, they enjoy cooking, biking, and traveling to foreign countries. 

CONSULTANTS:

DARREN BANK, CPA, CA

Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services

As a Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services, Darren, 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, Darren was a tax partner with a national accounting and advisory firm where he specialized in providing tax planning services to privately held businesses and their shareholders. Darren guided clients through many of the complex personal and corporate issues faced by business owners by developing strategies for business owner and executive compensation, transition of the business to the next generation, management buyouts and sales to third parties, wealth preservation, and estate planning.

Darren is a Chartered Accountant and has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course, as well as the Corporate Reorganization Course and the Tax Planning for the Owner Manager Course. Darren is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

 

ZORA BOOKER, CPA, CGA, MBA

Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services

As a Business Owner Specialist, Zora, 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, Zora spent over a decade with a leading Canadian accounting and business advisory firm where she focused on advising business owners on personal and corporate tax planning. Acting as a trusted advisor, Zora was responsible for the development and implementation of effective strategies for wealth preservation and accumulation in the context of tax, estate and succession planning. 

Zora is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and has a Bachelor degree in Science from the Simon Fraser University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. Zora has completed all levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course, as well as the Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business Course.
 

MATTHEW J. LEGGETT, CFP, CLU

Estate Planning Specialist

Matthew works with our team to help you create and preserve your wealth. Matthew follows a comprehensive process to assess your needs and, if appropriate, recommends tax-exempt insurance products that will help you achieve your wealth management objectives. Matthew 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.
 
Matthew began his career in the insurance industry in 1995. He has acquired the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations, and is pursuing the Registered Health Underwriter designation.
 

MELISSA NAGELBACH, LLB

Will & Estate Consultant
 
The financial strategies you apply will directly impact how and to whom your wealth and assets are transferred. A Will and Estate Consultant works closely with us to provide you with information on structuring your estate in an efficient and tax-effective manner. Following your Will and estate consultation, you will receive a report outlining various estate-planning opportunities for you to explore in further detail with your own lawyer or accountant. The underlying objective is to keep as much of your estate value as possible in the hands of those you choose.
 

TAHIR AMLANI, CA, MPAcc

Financial Planning Specialist
 
Tahir is a Chartered Accountant and has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' In-Depth Tax Course.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor and a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. 
 
Prior to joining RBC, Tahir was providing professional services to individuals, private companies, trusts and partnerships at one of the major global accounting firms.  His experience includes tax planning for individuals and corporations and financial planning for individuals transitioning out of the workplace.
 
Tahir's role is to work and support Lilly in preparing and presenting your Compass Financial Plan and to identify and assess any related financial planning concerns you may have.