Andy is a dedicated professional helping people preserve and grow their wealth. With an expertise in Canadian income tax, Andy assists clients on business structures, succession and estate planning, owner- manager remuneration, corporate reorganizations, the appropriate use of trusts and holding companies, asset divestitures, business split-ups and a variety of other tax planning strategies.
Drawing on public practice experience, he offers a depth of practical insight, as well as the unique ability to translate complex tax concepts into efficient strategies clients can easily comprehend.
Andy joined BMO Wealth Management in 2014, after filling progressively senior management roles in the domestic tax practice of Grant Thornton LLP, where he developed and implemented tax planning strategies for business owners and high net worth individuals.
Elizabeth Creates, LL.B
Director, Estate Planning
Elizabeth provides estate planning guidance to high and ultra high net worth individuals, families and business owners in the context of their personal wealth and business succession planning. Her background as an estates lawyer and over 20 years of experience in the wealth management industry allow Elizabeth to facilitate wealth transfer decision-making for clients and assist them with action planning regarding their legacy goals (financial and non-financial). Her modern approach focuses on the well-being and personal empowerment of clients by bringing them peace of mind and encouraging the pursuit of personal fulfillment.
She works collaboratively with internal and external advisors in order to ensure that all aspects of a client’s wealth plan support their estate planning, succession and legacy goals. She has LL.B. and B.Comm. degrees from McGill University and is a member of both the Law Society of Ontario and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
John Kimpton, CFP, TEP
Vice President, Estate & Insurance Advisor
John provides estate and insurance advice to high net worth clients though sophisticated, forward-thinking wealth management planning. John offers clients informed insight across the broad spectrum of wealth and estate planning issues, leveraging advanced market experience – more than 20 years of specialized estate, tax and insurance expertise – and a unique understanding of the financial and emotional complexities of family wealth.
He works collaboratively with his colleagues to simplify the complexities associated with wealth and offering affluent families and entrepreneurs a uniquely personalized experience. Together, they aim to help clients realize their goals, at all stages of life, through meaningful conversations and professional recommendations.
Ieen Liu, PFP
Senior Private Banker
Ieen is a dedicated Senior Private Banker providing the highest level of services to successful and affluent individuals and families. With her long standing, established, financial services knowledge and experience, Ieen assists her clients in a number of key banking areas: tailoring services to meet individual client requirements, taking initiative to sustain personal contact, customized lending, business financing for professionals, U.S. banking connections in various States through BMO Private Bank in the U.S. and above all, maintaining discretion. Ieen is an advocate within the BMO Financial Group of Companies and have expertise in knowing which options are best suited for her clients. She is known to be flexible, innovative, responsive and consistent.
Ieen joined BMO Financial Group in November 1988 and has been with BMO Private Banking since March 2010. She has worked in various areas of the bank, the last as a Branch Manager for 8 years managing various complex branches prior to joining the team of specialists in BMO Private Banking. As a Senior Private Banker, Ieen manages a portfolio of high net worth Canadian families. Ieen’s expertise ranges from everyday finance to much more complex banking solutions, with a focus on building trust and offering her clients the highest levels of customer satisfaction.