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Jaime Torres

Investment Advisor

Tel: 250-717-2107
Toll Free: 1800-416-2882
Fax: 250-762-2074

Jaime Torres
Lesley Olsen

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1484 Water Street, 3rd Floor
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 1J5
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294 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6N4

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Publications

COVID-19 Update
Update on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
July 29, 2020: In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government recently expanded and extended the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to December 2020 and the Canada Revenue Agency recently deferred the payment due date for current year individual, corporate, and trust income tax returns to September 30, 2020. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Beware of the Parallels Between Today and the Great Depression
May 4, 2020: There is an interesting paradox occurring today where the current economic and market environment is described as ‘unprecedented,’ yet there are consistent parallels drawn between the present circumstances and the Great Depression of the early twentieth century.
Post-Pandemic Economy: Building a Bridge
April 17th: While policymakers, markets, and businesses are all still dealing with the effect and extent of the deep economic downturn, attention is turning to what the economy will look like after the storm. Special report prepared by BMO Capital Markets Economic Research.
Other
BMO Nesbitt Burns Gateway®
This article provides an overview of the information and tools available through Gateway. A key feature of Gateway is the ability to access your BMO Nesbitt Burns account statements and trade confirmations electronically by signing up for eDocuments.
Tax Planning Strategies
The CRA’s Foreign Reporting Requirements
Since Canada represents only a small portion of the world’s capitalization, it may make sense to include some foreign investments in your portfolio. However, it is important to understand Canadian and other foreign tax implications of owning investments outside of Canada.
Completing Your 2019 Income Tax Return – Checklist
As the tax filing deadline approaches, here are some reminders to help ensure you’re prepared to file your personal income tax return, and that you maximize your tax savings.
Tax Tips For Investors
Knowing how the tax rules affect your investments is essential. Tax strategies that you should consider such as income splitting, charitable giving and estate planning.
Tax Slips Overview
In an effort to help simplify your tax preparation efforts, we are providing you with a brief overview of the various tax slips and supporting documents you may receive from BMO, and their expected mailing dates.
Personal Tax Calendar 2020
Tax planning should be a year round activity, in order to maximize the savings opportunities available to you. The Personal Tax Calendar has been updated for 2020 and summarizes important tax deadlines and provides some planning tips for you to consider throughout the coming year.
Consider Tax-Loss Selling in Your Year-End Planning
This article explains how tax-loss selling works, and what to consider before implementing the strategy.
Canadian Snowbirds and U.S. Income Tax
Although Canadian snowbirds reside in the U.S. for only a part of the year, there is the potential of being considered a U.S. resident and, in turn, having to pay U.S. income tax on the same basis as a permanent U.S. resident. This article outlines how the U.S. government determines whether you are a resident for income tax purposes; namely, it covers the criteria for meeting the Substantial Presence Test, Closer Connection Exception and the Canada U.S. Income Tax Treaty Tie-Breaker Rules.
Tax Planning Involving Family Trusts
Trusts are often used in tax and estate planning because of the flexibility they offer over the control, management and distribution of appreciating assets. In particular, the use of a discretionary family trust to reduce the after-tax cost of children’s educational and other expenses is a common tax strategy and the focus of this publication.
New Tax Rules May Affect Your Estate Plan
New tax legislation which originated from the 2014 Federal Budget will take effect on January 1, 2016. These changes will have significant implications for existing and future testamentary, spousal, alter-ego and joint-partner trusts, as well as affecting testamentary charitable gifts. This article provides a brief summary of the upcoming changes.
Managing Your Wealth
Wealth Themes
Wealth Themes is a monthly compilation of timely articles and tools from our experts and other BMO Financial Group partners.
BMO Wealth Institute Report
Make better investment choices by understanding and reducing bias. BMO Wealth Management provides insights and strategies around wealth planning and financial decisions to better prepare you for a confident financial future.
Preparing Your Last Will and Testament
The attached article – Preparing Your Last Will and Testament – explains various aspects of Will preparation including, the importance of appointing an appropriate executor, life events that warrant a Will review and the use of testamentary trusts.
Understanding Risk
The attached article, Understanding Risk: Not All Risk is Created Equally provides an overview on the subject. It identifies some common types of risk and also discusses some measurements of risk and some techniques that can be used to help mitigate against it.
Are All Fees Created Equally?
With upfront knowledge of the cost of investing, you’re able to focus on developing a long-term plan that respects your tolerance for risk and will help you reach your wealth management objectives.
Fee for Advice Solutions
The attached article provides an overview of BMO Nesbitt Burns’ comprehensive selection of fee for advice programs.
Estate & Succession Planning
Estate Information Organizer
This is designed to help your family, executor (referred to as a “liquidator” in Quebec), or Power of Attorney for Property (referred to as a “mandatory” in Quebec) locate all of your important documents and other information needed to administer your estate or act as your Power of Attorney for Property
Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan
This article discusses common digital asset considerations and important information for making sure they are properly addressed in your estate plan.
Estate planning for complex family dynamics
Today, the modern family comes in many different shapes and sizes; this diversity is having an impact on family relationships and the way families interact when addressing estate planning.
Research
Rates Scenario
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
Economic and Market Updates
Focus
Focus is a weekly financial digest.
Global Equity Weekly
A look at what happened in the equity markets over the past week and an update on the earnings reports.
Wealth Experience Podcast
Tune into The Wealth Experience podcast channel for an exclusive BMO Wealth Management Podcast.
Investment Strategy: 2020 Market Outlook
BMO’s outlook on the equity markets featuring Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, to help you prepare for the coming year.
BMO ETF Portfolio Strategy Report
This report highlights our strategic and tactical portfolio positioning strategies for the second quarter using various BMO Exchange Traded Funds. Our key strategy changes are outlined throughout the report and in our quarterly outlook on page six.
Education and Knowledge
Registered Retirement Income Funds
A RRIF is very much like an RRSP in reverse. An RRSP is an account designed to help you save for retirement – a RRIF is an account designed to provide annual income in the form of withdrawals from a registered plan during your retirement. Click to read on about how you can benefit from an RRIF.
Contribution Reminder for Your BMO Nesbitt Burns RRSP / TFSA / RESP
These plans represent highly effective ways for you to save for retirement, your children’s (or grandchildren’s) education and other long-term goals, while providing significant tax-saving opportunities. Here are some important details about each.
Federal Budget Highlights and Analysis
High Times Douglas Porter, CFA, Chief Economist Robert Kavcic, Senior Economist
The Benefits of Going Paperless with BMO Nesbitt Burns Gateway
This article outlines the advantages of converting to eStatements as well as Gateway’s valuable features, such as detailed real-time account information and leading market research.
Investment Advice
This article offers a look at how the BMO Capital Markets team is comprised and the notable credentials they’ve achieved.