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David recently retired from his position as senior partner at a large law firm in Montreal, though he still goes to the office two to three days a week to mentor new partners. He is a widower with four grown children and seven grandchildren, including one with a serious disability. While there’s no true “retirement” from David’s passion for his profession, a well-guided plan is giving him confidence to pursue the next chapter of his life and dedicate more time to his personal foundation and growing family.

73 years old
4 grown children, 7 grandchildren
Unique Lifestagekey need – estate and trust planning

How we structured David's wealth

For over 30 years, David has relied on Scotiabank® to help provide the financial security that allowed him to focus on his career. Today, David and his ScotiaMcLeod® Portfolio Manager at Scotia Wealth Management have fine-tuned his strategy with the goal of creating a legacy for his community and family, including:

Investment Management & Retirement Income

David and his ScotiaMcLeod Portfolio Manager met to recalibrate his investment needs given his recent retirement. Based on David’s overarching investment principles for his portfolio, and long-term financial goals for his family, David’s advisor restructured his portfolio with the objective of preserving the value of his hard-earned wealth while creating a reliable, tax-efficient income stream that is tailored to David’s retirement lifestyle.

Private Banking Solutions

Given David’s incredibly demanding career, he has been working closely with a dedicated Private Banking team for over 20 years. As David transitions to an active semi-retirement lifestyle, he continues to take advantage of preferential private banking services, including access to bespoke travel management services to create memorable family vacations for his children and grandchildren.

Trust Services

Scotia Wealth Management specialists and David’s legal professionals worked together to review his family trust with a view to ensuring that the trust’s investment mandate reflected his goals of providing financial security and flexible payment options to help with his grandchildren’s unique education and life goals.

Philanthropic Planning

David created a family foundation within Aqueduct Foundation to provide a tax-efficient way to support his community work. The family foundation allows David to support charities of his choice and it is a key part of his estate plan.

Estate Planning

David worked with a Scotiatrust® specialist to create an estate plan with a view to protecting David and his family in the event of his future incapacity that includes a special protective trust for his grandchild with a disability. David has appointed Scotiatrust® as his Executor, Trustee and Attorney for Property to help ensure that his wishes are carried out in a professional and timely manner.

Tax-Efficient Retirement Income Planning

David’s Portfolio Manager and Senior Financial Planning Consultant developed a robust draw-down strategy for his registered and non-registered assets that took into account David’s goal of maximizing tax-efficient income.

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Aqueduct Foundation is a registered public foundation, BN 86608 7034 RR0001. Aqueduct Foundation is independent of Scotiabank, Scotiatrust, and 1832 Asset Management L.P. Investment management of Aqueduct Foundation's funds is provided by 1832 Asset Management L.P, ScotiaMcleod Global Portfolio Group, Genus Capital Management and Nexus Investments. Scotiatrust is the agent for Aqueduct Foundation.