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Susan Yao-Arkilander

Senior Investment Advisor

  • CFP®
  • CIM®
  • MBA

Sound investment advice built to help weather all market conditions

As you achieve your life's goals from years of hard work, you may realize that your financial situation becoming more complex. When you arrive at this stage of life and need professional assistance with wealth and investment management, we can provide our professional advice and services.

From managing your investment portfolios to planning to optimize your wealth from a business sale, intergenerational wealth transfer, multi-jurisdictional families and assets transfer, or maximizing the tax and asset efficiency by allocating investment assets to family trusts, holding companies, registered and non-registered accounts as well as using tax-sheltered insurance policies, to creating a strategy for charitable gift-giving to your own family foundations well in advance of the actual gifting, you have access to our team of tax, legal and insurance experts through me.

Prior to being invited to join TD Wealth Private Investment Advice, Susan was an investment and wealth advisor with RBC Dominion Securites where she won the 2008 Best Practice Advisor by DS Advisory Board and where she provided a comprehensive range of investment and wealth management services customized to her select clients.  Her 20 years of experience in various roles as a branch manager/ assistant vice president in a Citigroup affiliate in Asia, a private banker and a senior planner with another Canadian bank, gave her a distinct advantage in developing solid client relationship and providing world-class solutions to more complex needs of her high net worth clients.

Susan has obtained a prestigious designation of CFP or Certified Financial Planner and has completed her LLQP certification on insurance. She has a graduate degree in MBA in addition to her Bachelor of Science in Architecture.  She can fluently speak and write English, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Fukienese/ Taiwanese, and Tagalog.

To ensure her clients make sound and informed decisions, Susan is passionate about making sure her clients are educated about the various choices of investment and wealth strategies available to them. She takes extra time and care with her clients. The more her clients understand market dynamics and investing basics, the less likely of them to make unsound short term decisions based on emotions. Despite enduring the "great recession of 2008-2009", she is proud of her sound advice and disciplined investment management approach that her clients benefitted.  Most of her clients' portfolios came out in much better financial shape than before the market crash of 2008-2009.


Toll Free: 1(800) 322-1777
Fax: (905) 707-2049
Branch Office: (905) 707-2021
Branch Fax: (905) 707-2049


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Upcoming and Past events: Wealth Forums for Business Owners & Professionals

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June 23, 2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Integrated Wealth Solutions for Dentists and Doctors
Meet TD's integrated wealth management team of advisors
Update on new tax rules on passive investment income inside your corporations
Learn how to maximize your tax deductions on expenses
Take advantage of a great tax shelter to earn tax-free income
Benefit from a pension-style managed portfolio; dare to compare?

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December 7, 2018 
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Lunch Forum for Business Owners
Learn about strategies to limit the impact of passive investments on small business deductions
Choose tax-efficient investing with the surplus cash in your corporation
Earn tax-free retirement income with a Corporate Insured Retirement Plan, consider Immediate Financing Arrangement
Get qualified to sponsor your Registered Pension Plan, for over 40 with high T4 income

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November 29, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Integrated Wealth Management for Health Care Professionals
Learn about strategies to limit the impact of passive investments on Small Business Deduction
Choose tax-efficient investing with the surplus cash in your professional corporation
Earn tax-free income with a Corporate Insured Retirement Plan
Get qualified to sponsor your Registered Pension Plan, 40+ with T4

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May 1, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tax Changes for Private & Professional Corporations
Create a safe haven for investment income in your corporation,
Create your own Individual Pension Plan, Corporate Insured
Retirement Plan

April 24, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Estate & Business Succession Planning Strategies
Be ready for the Unexpected

April 10, 2018  
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Income Splitting Strategies
Shift income to children & dependents potentially save tax to pay
for children’s expenses

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Market Commentary

Build your understanding of investment concepts and stay current with ongoing market trends. Choose from a variety of helpful daily, monthly, and quarterly newsletters and resources.

U.S. economy: Signs of resilience help to ease recession worries

While markets brace for a possible U.S. recession, there are signs of optimism. Thomas Feltmate, Senior Economist at TD, tells Greg Bonnell that resilience in both employment and consumer spending may be indication of a less gloomy outlook than previously expected.

New real estate changes for 2023: what they might mean for you

If you're buying, selling or renovating a home this year, there are two real estate tax changes you should know about: a new anti-flipping tax and the multigenerational home renovation tax credit. Julie Seberras, Senior Manager of Wealth Planning Support with TD Wealth, joins Kim Parlee to dig into the details and why they may matter to you.

TD Economics

The analysis covers the globe, with emphasis on Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia

Monthly Perspectives: Institution Evolution

If you’re looking for proof of resilience and adaptability in the face of historic change, look no further than the TD Wealth Annual Investment Strategy Conference.

Bank of Canada hikes rates, signals more to come in fight against inflation

The Bank of Canada hikes interest rates to 0.50%, the first increase since 2018, as it warns about higher inflation and a “major new source of uncertainty” related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Anthony Okolie speaks with James Orlando, Senior Economist, TD Bank, about the central bank’s efforts to tame rising prices.

The 2022 MoneyTalk tax checklist

While it may not be a cause for celebration, any signs of normalcy - even doing our taxes - could be welcome given the uncertainty we’ve experienced in recent months. Here’s a quick guide that we hope will help you as you prepare to file.

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