Our team

Get to know our talented individuals

Terry Fahr

Vice-President, Portfolio Manager & Wealth Advisor

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Terry has over 30 years experience in wealth management/financial services in Vancouver. He has been with RBC Financial Group since 1988. Was Manager-Main Branch, Royal Trust, Manager-Main Branch Royal Bank, and Centre Manager-RBC Global Private Banking prior to coming to RBC Dominion Securities.

A believer in continuing education, Terry received his MBA from Dalhousie University. He has earned the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation-which is the highest-level portfolio management training available-through the Canadian Securities Institute. He has also earned his Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation.

Terry’s continued education and experience includes advanced knowledge of investment management, retirement planning, estate planning and insurance.

Terry is married to JoAnne and they have two sons. Away from the office Terry enjoys all the benefits of living in beautiful Vancouver, from kayaking in Deep Cove, to running marathons, tennis and golf. Together Terry and JoAnne also share a love of travel.

Taylor Fahr, CIM, MBA

Investment Advisor

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As an Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities, Taylor offers a discreet, holistic approach to the investment management he provides to personal and business clients and their families.

After completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Waterloo, Taylor worked internationally in Asia for 7 years. Taylor then joined RBC Dominion Securities after completing an MBA (specialization in Finance) from Rutgers University.

A firm believer in continuing education, Taylor has earned his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation and is nearing completion of his Certified Financial Planning designation. By focusing on a limited number of clients, Taylor has the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of his client's needs and circumstances. This detailed understanding of each clients situation enables Taylor to create customized portfolio solutions.

A well-rounded international career has honed Taylor's ability to listen, understand and translate client goals and aspirations into thoughtful, well-executed investment strategies. His constant emphasis on communication ensures that those strategies are continually refined to reflect changes in client objectives, always preserving the delicate balance, unique to each client, between growth and preservation of assets.

Taylor is married to Jiao and they have two young children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his young family and also attempts to find time to improve his golf game.

Shellyn Sy

Associate Advisor

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Shellyn came over to RBC Dominion Securities in 2013 and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. After working at several other financial institutions, she joined RBC Royal Bank in 1997 where she honed her relationship management and client service skills in previous roles as a Senior Account Manager and Financial Planner. She has worked extensively with small business owners, healthcare and sports professionals.

A passionate believer of having a roadmap to financial success, Shellyn works with our partners to ensure clients have a comprehensive wealth plan which includes financial, estate and insurance planning. She also plays an integral role in the investment management of clients' accounts; monitoring & maintaining portfolios, strategy reviews with clients and portfolio proposals. Shellyn is fully licensed and has completed her Canadian Securities and Conduct Practices Handbook courses. Additionally, Shellyn is life insurance licensed.

In her spare time, Shellyn can be found spending time with friends and family (she is the proud aunt of five nieces and nephews) and is an active volunteer in her community. An avid foodie, she loves checking out the newest restaurants and farmers' markets and planning her next exotic holiday.

Eleanor Chow, CFP

Associate Advisor & Financial Planner

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Eleanor has been with Royal Trust/Royal Bank for over thirty-five years. She started with Royal Trust where she was trained as a portfolio manager in looking after high net worth individuals, estates, trusts and pension funds. She spent 12 years as a portfolio manager before being asked to look after the Group RRSP Division in B.C. for Royal Trust/Royal Bank. She has a degree in Education from UBC as well as the Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) designation from CEBS and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

Eleanor is married to Peter. In her spare time Eleanor enjoys volunteering at a Seniors’ Home, traveling and doing her bit to keep the economy going by shopping.

Darlene MacLennan

Associate

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Born and raised in Vancouver, Darlene joined the financial industry in 1977 hired byPemberton Securities Inc. as a junior clerical typist. She remained with the firm during several name changes, mergers and the purchase in 1989 by RBC Dominion Securities.

In 2000 Darlene joined our RBC Action Direct business unit (now know as RBC Direct Investing) where she worked for 3 years. She acquired her Canadian Securities Course and completed her Conduct and Practices Handbook course while helping clients out on the Customer Service lines. She transferred back to RBC Dominion Securities as an Associate.

Darlene is married to Duncan & has a son Duncan Jr. Away from the office you can find her fulfilling family commitments and entertaining family.

Wealth Management Services Team

In addition to investing and money management, The Fahr Group- Private Wealth Managers will arrange for you to meet and consult with our Wealth Management Services Team. Our Will and Estate Consultants, Estate Planning Specialists and Financial Planners will ensure that your total wealth management needs are taken care of.

Charissa Tehrani, CA

Financial Planning Specialist

Coming from one of the major global accounting firms, Charissa brings a broad range of experience. In her previous role, she spent many years working with private companies, individuals, trusts, and partnerships. Her work included tax minimization through appropriate tax planning (corporate and personal) and business restructuring. In addition to this, she consulted for a national human capital firm, providing financial planning services for individuals transitioning out of the workplace. Charissa is a Chartered Accountant (CA). She completed her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia and has done all three levels of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course.

As a Financial Planning Specialist, Charissa’s role is to work with and support your advisor in preparing and presenting your Compass Financial Plan and to identify and assess any related financial and tax planning concerns you might have.

Matthew J. Leggett, CFP

Estate Planning Specialist

Matt employs a comprehensive process to assess client needs and recommends creative, tax-exempt insurance products that will help achieve wealth management objectives. For more complicated situations, Matt will partner with other professional advisors in the development of appropriate client solutions.

Matt can focus on both personal and corporate insurance planning designed to increase net worth and reduce the impact of taxation. Matt can also ensure that accumulated wealth is transferred to heirs and beneficiaries in accordance with client wishes. To help in this endeavour, Matt has access to insurance solutions from the top-ranked insurance providers in Canada.

Matt began his career in the financial services industry in 1995 and is an expert in his field. He has acquired the Certified Financial Planning designation and is currently pursuing the Chartered Life Underwriter designation.

Melissa Nagelbach, LL.B.

Will & Estate Consultant

Melissa practiced law in Vancouver and specialized in estate planning and estate administration, which included drafting of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements. She also has experience with assisting in matters related to the administration of an estate, such as applications for Letters of Probate and Letters of Administration. She also brings experience in handling various corporate transactions, which include incorporation, corporate reorganizations, financing, share and asset purchase, shareholder agreements and partnership agreements.

Melissa is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Section (Vancouver).

Aileen La Borie, B.A., LL.B., TEP

Vice President, High Net Worth Planning Services

Aileen practised law in Vancouver and Toronto. She specialized in estate planning, trusts and litigation until joining a major trust company in 2005. In her previous role, Aileen assisted clients with a range of estate planning matters, including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements.

She works closely with us to identify strategies and solutions on structuring your affairs in a manner that address your overall wealth plannng needs.

Aileen is Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Branch Executive of The Society of Trust and Estate Practioners (STEP), a member of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Section (Vancouver), the Estate Planning Council of Vancouver, and The Board of Trustees of the YMCA Endowment Fund of Greater Vancouver.

Global Advisory Team

In addition to the individuals above, an extensive team works behind the scenes for our clients. This includes:

Investment Strategists who make quarterly recommendations for portfolio structure based on a well-considered outlook for the future direction of global markets and economies.

Research Analysts who provide fundamental, quantitative and technical research on individual companies and sectors. RBC Capital Markets provides research on Canadian companies, while several leading U.S. investment firms provide research on U.S. companies. Research on discretionary investment managers is provided by several of the world’s foremost investment consultants.

Fixed-Income Specialists who provide access to Canada’s largest inventory of fixed-income investments, including bonds and money market instruments.

We also provide you with access our extensive professional network to help meet all your wealth management needs.