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Client Strategies Team
The Client Strategies Team is a resource to help support you in your wealth planning goals, developing a strong understanding of your personal financial objectives, gathering valuable information and addressing complex financial and wealth strategies issues. Explore the bios below to learn more about the team.
Echelon Wealth Strategist
As an RBC Echelon wealth strategist, Liz partners with financial advisors and their ultra-high-net-worth clients to understand what is most important to them and to help develop appropriate strategies that address the client’s objectives and concerns. Liz serves as a knowledgeable resource in the area of complex wealth, including planning strategies for corporate executives, trust and estate planning services, concentrated stock options, business succession planning and philanthropic planning. She also coordinates solutions and external professional services tailored to RBC Echelon clients' needs.
Wealth Management Consultant
Brian spearheads the collaborative efforts of the Client Strategies Team support for your financial advisor. He is part of a multi-disciplinary group of professionals who provide guidance on investment management, estate planning services, credit solutions, insurance and annuity strategies, professional trustee services and trust consulting, retirement solutions, capital markets engagement, banking solutions and more. Called upon for support at various times throughout your wealth management journey, Brian works diligently to address clients’ unique situations.
Senior Vice President, Director of Portfolio Advisory Group
A 32-year veteran of the securities industry, Janet Engels became Director of RBC Wealth Management’s Portfolio Advisory Group in 2002 following the acquisition of Tucker Anthony Inc. She is Co-Chair of the Global Portfolio Advisory Committee (GPAC) and a member of the firm’s Directors Group. She is also a member of the Financial Women’s Association of New York and a frequent speaker at client seminars throughout the country. She has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business and has been quoted in several leading industry publications. Janet was also the recipient of RBC Wealth Management’s “Irv Weiser Diversity Award” in recognition of her commitment to supporting the education of women and increasing awareness about persons with disabilities. Janet received a B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.
Bruce serves as a resource for your financial advisor in determining and developing wealth transfer strategies for high-net-worth clients in areas including estate strategies, lifetime giving, personal trust planning, charitable giving, concentrated equity position diversification and employee stock options. In this role, Bruce partners with financial advisors to meet with individual clients and their attorneys and/or accountants, as well as present at client seminars.
As a trust consultant, Cathy specializes in personal trust planning and assists in the movement of client trust assets, provides educational and technical guidance relating to personal trusts and advises clients on opportunities with third-party professional trust partners.