Yan Li, B.Comm, CFP®

Investment Advisor and Financial Planner

Tel: 403-869--6181


BMO Nesbitt Burns
525 8th Avenue SW
Suite 1000
Calgary, AB
T2P 1G1

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Responsible Investing

3 Tips on Engaging in Impact Investing for Gender Equality

As the pandemic rages on, the financial effects continue to ripple through the economy, affecting many in its path. Especially in these times, it’s getting more and more important for people to make investments that have a positive impact in the world.

BMO Digital Transformation: How to future-proof your business

We can all agree that 2020 was an unprecedented year, and the global COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we live and work. Extended lockdowns made it challenging to do business, as everyone was confined to their homes. But as they say, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Retirement Planning

RRSPs - Saving Tips and Strategies

A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) remains the cornerstone of most retirement plans, particularly if you don’t have a company pension plan. An RRSP is a tax-deferred plan designed to help you save for retirement.

Business Advisory & Succession Planning

A Guide to Individual Pension Plans

An Individual Pension Plan (“IPP”) is a defined benefit pension plan that is designed for high-income earning executives, small business owners, and incorporated professionals, such as doctors, dentists, and lawyers. An IPP allows eligible individuals to accrue retirement income on a tax-deferred basis and is an excellent way to increase your retirement nest egg, as contributions are higher than those available through a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (“RRSP”). An IPP is most suitable for individuals between ages 40 and 71 who have T4 earnings generally greater than $154,611 in 2020.

Tax Planning Strategies

Tax Planning for the Family Farm

The family farm continues to serve an important role in the Canadian economy and, as such, receives special status under Canada’s tax law. In particular, there are two important tax planning strategies that can be used when transferring a Canadian farm property. The Capital Gains Deduction is available to potentially shelter capital gains realized on transfers of qualified farm property, and the Intergenerational Farm Property Rollover (“Intergenerational Rollover”) permits tax-deferred transfers of farm property to other family members. Both strategies can apply to lifetime transfers (i.e., a sale or gift), or to transfers that take place upon the death of the owner. The rules surrounding these strategies are very complex and only a general discussion is provided here. As with all tax planning, professional advice is critical to understand the specific implications for your situation.

Economic and Market Updates


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