Sarah King, B.Comm. (Fin), PFP
Estate & Insurance Advisor, BMO Estate Insurance Advisory Services
Sarah graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce, with a focus on Finance and Risk Management. She joined the financial industry in 2006 and been helping with high net worth families achieve their goals ever since. She assists high net worth families with complex affairs, to preserve, grow and transition their wealth to future generations.
Sarah has enjoyed a very successful and impressive career to date, being a leading professional consultant in the insurance industry for major financial services firms. With over 12 years of experience in the Wealth Management industry, Sarah believe in long term, trusting relationships and works closely with advisors and their clients to provide customized solutions and strategies to meet their assets, and growing their estate. She provides each advisor, and their clients, with professional customer service and efficient timelines. Sarah is able to provide advice on Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Disability and Long Term Care.
An avid cyclist and skier, Sarah brings that same discipline and commitment to a variety of community and personal causes. Having biked across Canada twice for Kids Cancer, it is evident she is dedicated and determined at whatever she puts her mind to.
Estate and Insurance Advisor, BMO Estate Insurance Advisory Services
Nina has been in the business since 2005, joining BMO Estate Insurance Advisory Services in 2015. With an entrepreneurial background in running businesses since 2001, Nina knows not only what it takes to build and grow a business, but has also experienced firsthand the financial hardships that occur when a family member or business partner suffers from sickness or dies prematurely.
Nina will discuss your needs with your Investment Advisor and will develop an estate plan that complements your current financial situation and communicates your wishes for the future. She will show you how an insurance strategy can preserve or enhance your estate, provide protection and risk management solutions in the event of critical illness or disability, and look after your family in the event of your untimely death.
Shawna Albornoz, MTI, TEP
Vice President, Trust Services, BMO Trust Company
Shawna Albornoz is the Vice President of Trust Services (Prairies) with BMO Trust Company, the fiduciary arm of the BMO Financial Group. Shawna has been in the Estate and Trust Industry since 2001 and she has administered over 130 Estate, Trust, Power of Attorney, and charitable foundation accounts during her career.
Through her experience as a corporate Executor and Trustee for high net worth clients, she has acquired the expertise to help families effectively plan for the transfer of wealth to the next generation and deal with all fiduciary responsibilities. Shawna holds her MTI designation from the Canadian Securities Institute, she is a member of The Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP), an international professional organization dedicated to promoting financial and estate planning considerations between generations and is a member of the Calgary Estate Planning Council (EPC).
As a Trust Officer with BMO Private Wealth, Manisha Sharma specializes in handling the administration of complex estate and personal trust accounts. Manisha has an extensive background specializing in Wills, Trusts, Estates and Power of Attorneys. The opportunity to work in the Estate and Trust department aligns very well to her desire to help families and individuals through times of transition. Manisha has built strong relationships with BMO Trust clients by focusing on the needs of clients. With over 5 years of experience settling and handling estates and trusts, Manisha brings extensive knowledge of the court system, probate processes and estate tax filings.
Manisha believes in continued growth and development. Currently, she is working to obtain a Trust and Estate Practitioner designation that is recognized worldwide. Manisha is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Edmonton and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Ching Du, B.Sc., CFP
Associate Director and Sr. Trust Officer
As a Trust Officer at BMO Private Wealth, Ching specializes in the efficient and effective transfer of wealth through estate and trust administration, power of attorney services, and financial concierge programs. Ching has worked in the financial industry for 25 years, and has over 15 years of experience in Wealth and Estate planning. Ching manages estates with various complexities and is well equipped to recognize and plan against potential issues in estate administration.
Senior Wealth Planning Consultant, BMO Wealth Planning
Sean advises high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, families, professionals and business owners on comprehensive wealth planning and structuring. In addition to drawing on his own extensive experience, Sean is a member of the BMO High Net Worth Planning team of specialists with expertise in taxation, estate and trust planning, business succession planning and philanthropy. Sean helps clients understand and define their needs and goals and can explain complex solutions in an easy to grasp approachable manner.
Mo Zhou, FMA, CIM
Director Wealth Planning, BMO Wealth Planning
Mo is passionate about helping people becoming more knowledgeable and confident about their finances. He draws on extensive financial planning experience. With robust analytical skills, he leverages the knowledge and expertise of our in-house tax, estate, insurance and philanthropic professionals. Mo advises high net worth families and business owners on complex issues. This includes retirement and income planning, tax planning, cash management, business succession, estate planning, and charitable giving.
Gayle Pederson, TEP, CFP, MTI
Director, Will and Estate Planning
Gayle works with individuals and business owners to provide comprehensive estate and
incapacity plans. An estate and incapacity plan can help to:
Minimize taxes and probate fees, where applicable;
Reduce estate administration costs;
Determine how your assets will be distributed to loved ones and charities;
Protect the value of your estate;
Appreciate the use of trust structures;
Understand effective ways to assist family members with special needs.
Gayle has over 20 years of experience in the area of wills, estates and trusts. She joined BMO as a Trust Officer in 2002 and was responsible for the administration of many estates and trusts until she began assisting BMO clients with their planning in 2010.
Gayle is committed to continuing education in this ever changing area of wealth planning. In addition to discussing the technical issues, Gayle enjoys passing on helpful practical information that she has gained over her many years of experience administering estates and trusts.
Kimiko Comeau, CFA
Director, Business Advisory & Succession Planning
Kimiko is part of the Business Advisory & Succession Planning team, which provides high net worth business owners in transition with a sophisticated, forward-thinking wealth management plan. She works with individuals and business owners in the areas of business succession, transition, sale, mergers & acquisitions, and valuations for the purposes of wealth planning and transfer.
Kimiko is an experienced business advisor who brings more than 10 years of technical and business planning expertise to BMO Wealth Management.
Kimiko joined BMO Wealth Management in 2018 after more than a decade as a mid-market M&A advisor at a Big 4 professional services firm. With a focus on sell-side advisory services for private Alberta-based companies, Kimiko has worked with companies in a range of industries including oil and gas services, manufacturing, distribution and construction. Kimiko has advised on complex transactions including sales to financial and strategic buyers, management buyouts, and shareholder disputes.