Richard I. Schaefer, MBA

Investment Advisor, Vice President & Director

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As an Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities, Richard Schaefer provides access to a comprehensive range of services to help you build and protect your wealth. A graduate of York University, Richard obtained an MBA with a major in Finance.

Richard draws on his expert knowledge and 37 years of experience to develop comprehensive wealth management solutions for his clients. Since joining RBC Dominion Securities, Richard has been a member of the firm's top echelon of advisors, Chairman's Council and Executive Council, for 35 consecutive years.  His breadth of experience, expertise and credentials help ensure sound advice, expert execution and peace of mind for individual clients, families and small business owners who need customized solutions for broad and complex wealth management needs.

Getting the right investment advice is a key part of managing your wealth, but it's just one part of a bigger picture. You may also require assistance with your finances, or help planning your retirement, or guidance on how to structure your estate in a tax-efficient manner.

Since these various aspects of managing wealth are all interconnected, it is important to take a coordinated approach.  Richard Schaefer will create a total wealth management strategy in partnership with your tax and legal advisors to address your various financial concerns at each stage of your life.

Personal Attributes:

What does Richard "bring to the table"?  A high level of honesty, integrity, experience, knowledge and accessibility.

Creating and Managing Your Customized Portfolio:

A combination of preservation of capital and above-average, after-tax returns are typical of what Richard is seeking to maintain.  In particular, for those looking for regular income, Richard focuses on investments generating stable, regular, monthly income.  For investors looking for growth, other investment vehicles are used. Typically, an assortment of various money managers are utilized in order to diversify and to access the very smartest out there.

Service and Continuity:

Along with the managing and monitoring of investment portfolios comes an unsurpassed level of service from Richard's "team" of associates.  This level of service is a key to his clients' happiness and comfort.  There is always a familiar person to contact.


Richard is a devoted family man, and loves nothing more than spending time with his wife and four children. The activities he loves to do the most include playing hockey and cycling, and he is an avid reader of history books.

Lisa Lee, CFP, CIM, FCSI

Associate Wealth Advisor & Financial Planner

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Lisa obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance from the University of Toronto in 1999. Since then she has achieved the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) and Fellow of Canadian Institute (FCSI) designations.  She has worked at several leading investment firms in Canada, including Invesco Trimark (formerly known as AIM Trimark), Altamira Investment Services Inc., IA Clarington Funds and Dynamic Funds,where she worked with numerous award-winning Portfolio Managers in different countries. As an Associate Wealth Advisor and Financial Planner, Lisa believes that investing should be simple.  Portfolios should be constructed with the client's needs and objectives in mind using an integrated wealth plan and a disciplined approach. Capital preservation and consistent tax-efficient growth are key elements that Lisa incorporates into her financial plans and investment proposals for clients.  In her spare time, she likes to play tennis and golf and spend time with her husband and twins.

David Schaefer


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David Schaefer has been with RBC Dominion Securities since September 2007. He graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
David has an extensive service-oriented background, and it is his role within Richards's team to provide accurate, timely, efficient & courteous client service.  He is the main point of contact for administrative inquiries. He is also the person you want to contact if you require a cheque, follow up on a transfer, place a trade, if you are missing a statement, schedule a meeting, have a question about your account, setup online access, have funds transferred to your bank account or any other general inquiries.  He also prepares client review packages and year-end tax reports.

Shira Ander, MA (Econ)


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Shira graduated with a Master's of Economics from York University and, before that, obtained a BBA degree from the Schulich School of Business.  She passed the Canadian Securities Course and is looking forward completing more CSI certifications in the near future.
Shira teaches Sunday school weekly, where she leads a class of Kindergarten students. She also spends her time playing volleyball, running and solving puzzles.

If you have any administrative questions, Shira is the person to contact.  She assists with client communication, coordinates deposits and transfers of money and reviews incoming mail.

Maria-Anna Kambanis


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On maternity leave....
Maria-Anna has worked in the Financial Services industry for 16 years. She started with Royal Bank in 1998 as a Customer Service Representative in a bank branch. She graduated from Centennial College in 2001 with her diploma in Financial Services. Maria-Anna has also completed her Canadian Securities Course, Conduct and Practices Handbook and Wealth Management Course. She has been working as an Associate with Richard Schaefer since August 2001.
Maria-Anna understands the importance of quality.  Her many years of experience and training allow her to assist clients with any inquiry they may have in a timely and accurate manner.  In her spare time Maria-Anna enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys reading, music, and travelling.


Kathy Diamantis


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Biography coming soon.....