As a member of the BMO High Net Worth Wealth Planning team, Ian brings together the knowledge and experience of our in-house tax and estate professionals and works with BMO financial professionals and their clients to develop sound wealth management plans. Ian provides advice to high-net-worth individuals, families, professionals and business owners on comprehensive wealth planning including Tax, Trust & Estate, Retirement, Succession and Philanthropic planning and solutions.
Prior to joining the Bank of Montreal, Ian worked for more than 14 years in the public accounting industry, specializing in owner manager tax planning and compliance with a big four accounting firm. Industry specific experience includes working with junior public companies and private companies in a wide variety of industries including real estate and construction, hospitality, manufacturing, mining, and professional services corporations.
Trust Officer, BMO Trust Company
With more than 10 years experience working in the trust and estate industry across multiple jurisdictions, Rhys is responsible for managing a portfolio of estates, trusts and powers of attorney. He provides clients and beneficiaries with professional administration services, where the application of technical knowledge and discretionary decision making are key components.
Estate and Insurance Advisor, BMO Estate Insurance Advisory Services
Jamie's objective is to review, analyze and provide insurance-based tax and estate planning strategies. Using a disciplined and professional approach, Jamie implements complementary concepts to a traditional investment portfolio. Specializing in providing solutions tailored for affluent investors, he offers customized strategies for individuals, as well as privately owned Canadian corporations and shareholders.
Phil Haines, CPA, CA
Director, Tax Planning, BMO Wealth Planning
Phil assists high net worth individuals and families in structuring their personal and corporate affairs in a tax-efficient manner. Leveraging more than a decade of experience in the tax and assurance advisory space for private companies and their owners, Phil knows that his clients care about the “big picture” and how taxation factors into that from a practical perspective. His areas of expertise include owner-manager compensation, corporate reorganizations & divestitures, business succession, estate planning, charitable giving, and other related tax planning matters.
Nicco Bautista, LL.B, MA
Director, Estate Planning, BMO Private Wealth
Nicco works with clients and other members of the BMO Wealth Planning Team to prepare estate plans for clients. These plans often include wills and trusts, after considering business and tax planning, estate and family law litigation exposure, and other complex issues which may be unique to the client, such as charitable giving and planning for family members with special needs.
Nicco has experience working with clients' key advisors and family office members. Together, Nicco can help with the creation or refinement of a comprehensive estate plan that helps families achieve their goals across different generational and cultural philosophies.