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Meet Our Team

Putting you first with a team approach!

As a client of the Alan Rae Wealth Management Team, you will receive timely service and professional advice through their team approach.


Alan Rae, FCSI, CIWM
Director & Vice President, Investment Advisor

With RBC Dominion Securities for more than 38 years, Alan offers a wealth of experience as an investment advisor. He has achieved the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) and the Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM) designations – among the most respected honours in the investment industry.

Originally from South Africa, Alan has been in Canada since 1976. A true team player with strong connections to many other professionals, Alan employs the vast resources of RBC to assist his clients with their wealth management needs. Alan’s conservative wealth management approach benefits his clients and has enabled him to become one of the top performing advisors at RBC Dominion Securities.

Alan is a keen golfer and loves to travel. His true passion, however, is giving back to the community. A founding director and treasurer for the Els for Autism Canada Foundation, he is also currently a director of the BC Centre for Ability Foundation, an advisory board member for KidSport, and an advisor for the Richmond Community Foundation. In recognition of his efforts and commitment, in 2012 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for philanthropic work in Canada.

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(604) 665-0666 (604) 718-3050

Penny Yuan
Associate (Administration)

Penny has been with Alan’s team since 2003. She worked in the customer assistance department at RBC Royal Bank prior to joining RBC Dominion Securities in 2002.

Penny has completed her Canadian Securities Course and assists the team in all administrative matters. She has a keen attention to detail and works closely with clients to execute on account documentation, transfers, funds transfers and general client requests. Penny is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Outside of the office, Penny enjoys spending time with her family. Among her favourite things to do are travel and window-shopping.

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(604) 665-0684 (604) 718-3050

Winnie Fong
Associate (Administration)

Winnie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. She worked at well-known investment firms in both Vancouver and Toronto before joining RBC Dominion Securities in 2010.

Winnie helps to administer all account operations including account documentation, internal and external transfers and bank wires.  Her exemplary attention to detail ensures that all account activities are completed both accurately and in a timely manner.  Winnie is fluent in both English and Cantonese.

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(604) 257-7089 (604) 718-3050


Heather Baker, CFP, PFP, CSA
Financial Planner

Heather has extensive experience offering comprehensive financial planning to clients. She has over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry with RBC Financial Group. She holds her Certified Financial Planners designation through the Financial Planning Standards Council as well as the Personal Financial Planning designation through the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Recently, she has received the Certified Senior Advisor designation through the Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors. Heather will work with you to develop specific recommendations focused on your particular needs addressing your issues and concerns. Your personalized report will include cash flow, retirement, insurance, investments or estate planning. It will serve to help you make financial decisions in the future. Married, with one young son, Heather enjoys cooking, reading and traveling.

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(877) 718-3026 (604) 718-3050

Matthew J. Leggett, CFP, CLU, RHU
Estate Planning Specialist

Matt is a valuable member of the Alan Rae Wealth Management Team, helping to create and preserve wealth.

Matt employs a comprehensive process to assess client needs and recommends creative, tax-exempt insurance products that will help achieve wealth management objectives. 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.

Matt began his career in the financial services industry in 1995 and is an expert in his field. Matt graduated from Bishop's University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has acquired the Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Registered Health Underwriter designations.

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(877) 718-3026 (604) 718-3050

Sean Murray, MBA, CMA, CPA, TEP
Estate Planning Specialist

Sean is an experienced insurance and estate planning professional. Prior to entering the life insurance industry, Sean was a senior manager in a tax group of a national accounting firm. His experience includes personal and corporate tax, estate and succession planning, and corporate reorganizations.

As an Estate Planning Specialist, Sean brings over 10 years of insurance industry expertise to RBC DS financial Services Inc. Sean's responsibilites include identifying and recommending advanced insurance-based tax and estate planning strategies to meet clients' wealth management objectives; he works closely with our clients in devleloping and implementing these strategies.

Sean is a member of the Certified Management Accountants of British Columbia, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and the Canadian Tax Foundation.

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(877) 718-3026 (604) 718-3050

Grace Lai, B.A., LL.B.
Will & Estate Consultant

Grace received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 2000 and graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 2003. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2004.

Prior to joining RBC, Grace practised law in Vancouver - specializing in estate planning and estate administration. Most recently, Grace worked at a hospital foundation advising the charity on legal matters as well as its donors on charitable giving.

Grace is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Section Charities Section.

Grace's role is to work with and support the Alan Rae Wealth Management Team with information on structuring your estate in an efficient and tax-effective manner. Following your meeting, Grace will provide you with a report outlining various estate planning issues for you to explore in further detail with your own lawyer or accountant.

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(877) 718-3026 (604) 718-3050

Philippa McKenna, MBA, CFP
Private Banker

As Private Banker in Vancouver, Philippa McKenna provides expert financial counsel to a select group of clients throughout the West Coast. Ms. McKenna is a Certified Financial Planner, and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

She acts as a dedicated relationship manager for her clients and their families. Clients value her discretion and responsiveness in advising them through all stages of their financial lives, as well as her significant experience, gained through a career of more than two decades in the financial industry.

Ms. McKenna designs sophisticated banking, personalized short- and long-term lending, and flexible credit packages for her clients. And through RBC Financial Group, she works with a team of specialists, in Canada and in key markets worldwide. Ms. McKenna holds a Commerce degree from McGill University, and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.

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(877) 718-3026 (604) 718-3050
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