Derek has worked with RBC for over 12 years since making a career change, half of this time with RBC as a Financial Planner. Recently moving to RBC Dominion Securities – Canada’s leading full-service investment management firm – in order to give his clients access to a greater breadth of market research, investment options, and a full range wealth management services.
A continuous learner who holds the industry designations of Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Personal Financial Planner (PFP), and Chartered Investment Manager (CIM). Derek has obtained licensing as a Life Insurance and A&S Insurance Agent to provide more options for his clients.
Currently, Derek is working towards the RIAC designation to continue to develop his skills with investments that consider the Environment, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors to both be able to better align investment portfolios with an individual’s personal values and better manage investment risk.
Using a collaborative approach with clients to ensure a Financial Plan is in place that addresses their retirement goals, estate plan, and uses different strategies that manage risk and improves their tax situation. Derek then meets and communicates regularly with clients to ensure that the plan is on track in light of changing financial goals and objectives.
- Financial planning
- Will & Estate planning
- Insurance & risk planning
- Taxation planning
- Investment management
- Charitable giving