Dilmini Bonas , TEP, LL.B

Regional Vice-President, Wealth Planning

As  Regional  Vice-President,  Wealth  Planning,  Dilmini  works  closely  with  our  high  net  worth  clients  to  identify  issues  and provide complex, tactical wealth planning support that complements  their  wealth  plans.  Dilmini  has  a  particular  focus  on  estate  planning  and  wealth  transfer  strategies  for  business owners, professionals, and other affluent individuals and families. 

Dilmini   joined   CI   Assante   Private   Client   in   2019   after   practicing  estates  law  in  private  practice.  During  her  time  in  private  practice,  she  worked  both  as  an  estate  planning  lawyer  and  represented  clients  in  estate  litigation  matters.  Dilmini  assisted  clients  with  establishing  and  implementing  individualized   estate   plans   that   prioritized   their   wishes   and views with respect to legacy building. As a litigator, she represented beneficiaries, estate trustees, and guardians for property and personal care. Dilmini has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario. 

Dilmini is a lawyer with a Bachelor of Law degree  from the University  of  Birmingham  (UK)  and  a  Bachelor  of  Science  degree  from  York  University.  She  is  a  member  of  the  Law  Society of Upper Canada  and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. 

Salman Khan, CPA, CA

Regional Vice-President, Wealth Planning

As Regional Vice-President, Wealth Planning, Salman works closely with  our  high  net  worth  clients  to  identify  issues  and  provide  complex, tactical wealth planning support that complements their wealth  plans.  Salman  has  a  particular  focus  on  tax  and  financial  planning  strategies  for  business  owners,  professionals,  and  other  affluent individuals and families. 

Salman  joined  CI  Assante  Private  Client  in  2017  after  working  as  a senior tax manager at Crowe Soberman LLP. He was part of the Crowe Soberman’s tax team providing tax planning and compliance services to high net worth individuals, owner-managed businesses, multinational     manufacturers,     construction     and     investment     companies.  Salman  has  experience  advising  clients  on  matters  relating  to  estate  and  succession  planning,  performing  tax  due-diligences with respect to acquisitions of potential targets as well as  tax  implications  resulting  from  cross  border  transactions.  His  overall professional experience in wealth planning exceeds 10 years. 

Salman is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Master of Taxation (MTax) degree from University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of Ontario (CPA) and the Canadian Tax Foundation. In addition, he has  completed  the  CICA’s  In-Depth  Tax  Courses  in  International  Taxation and the Owner-managed Business. 

Sascha Isaacs, CFA, CAIA, CFP

Investment Counsellor

As an Investment Counsellor, Sascha Isaacs provides portfolio management services and her experience to our high-networth clients in the CI Assante Private Client program. In consultation with our team, she determines an appropriate asset allocation to best meet the objectives of every client. She also provides ongoing reviews of client portfolios, and works closely with our Wealth Planning team to ensure that our clients’ investment plans continue to meet their needs.

She brings over 15 years of diverse financial services experience to her role at CI Assante Private Client. Prior to joining our team in 2012, Sascha held various positions with CI Assante Wealth Management. In 2005, she became a member of the Business Development team in Central and Eastern Ontario. Three years later, she moved to the Portfolio Operations group, working closely with CI’s internal portfolio managers, managing currency hedges and trading currency forwards.

Sascha has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Toronto. In addition, she is a CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder and holds CAIA® (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner®) designations.