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2017
RBC GAM awarded the 2016 Steward of the Year by Morningstar Canada
RBC GAM establishes in-house Innovation Lab

2015
RBC GAM signs UN PRI

2014
Habib Subjally, Head, Global Equities, and team of 9 join RBC GAM (UK)
RBC GAM (US) announces $50 Million Impact Investing Initiative

2013
Judy Cotte, VP and Head, Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment joins
Mayur Nallamal, Head, Asian Equities, joins with 10 team members

2011
Bill Tilford joins as Head of Quantitative Investments with 11 team members
Michael Hamp joins as Head of Risk Management with 4 analysts

2010
U.K.-based BlueBay Asset Management LLP acquired
PH&N amalgamated with RBC Asset Management Inc. to form RBC Global Asset Management Inc.

2009
RBC GAM expands emerging market capabilities in U.K., Philippe Langham and Michael Joynson join London team
Sarah Riopelle, VP and Senior Portfolio Manager, and her team begin managing RBC Portfolio Solutions
Voyageur Asset Management Inc. changed its name to RBC GAM (US), an important step in its evolution into the U.S. institutional client platform
RBC Global Asset Management became master brand for three asset managers: PH&N, RBC AM and RBC GAM (US)

2008
Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd. acquired

2007
Dominic Wallington, Head, European Equities team joins RBC GAM (UK)

2003
RBC Asset Management (RBC AM) created through amalgamation of RBC holdings (including RBC GIM)

2001
Voyageur Asset Management Inc., U.S. institutional platform acquired
RBIM changed name to RBC GIM (RBC Global Investment Management)

1998
RBC Asset Management UK founded

1988
Royal Bank Investment Management (RBIM) founded through consolidation of United Bond & Share Limited (UB&S) and other RBC holdings

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A culture of excellence

Strength in diversity.

Diverse viewpoints and backgrounds thrive here, and we believe this leads to better investment decisions. Learning to grow as a collective, and encouraging and challenging each other, has helped us build a strong culture of collaboration and innovation that we’re proud of.

21
Investment
teams
5
Specialty research
& development
teams
300+
Investment
professionals
“I don't think you can win reliably in the investing world with one or two people. It takes a team, and a team is what we've got.”
– Eric Lascelles, Chief Economist

Personally invested

Invested in your success.

Managing people’s wealth is a privilege. Our commitment to investors is personal, and we take that duty seriously. We invest our own money in the funds we manage – our success is yours.

Stewardship is at the centre of everything we do.

We were honoured to be named 2016 Steward of the Year by Morningstar Canada, a testament to our history of strong investment performance, low fees and putting our clients’ interests ahead of our own.

Our lowest prices for all investors.

We offer our lowest-fee option to all clients, regardless of their portfolio size.

Global expertise

We have expanded our investment capabilities by bringing on talent based around the world, allowing us to build truly global portfolios. Our investment teams are committed to the pursuit of deep fundamental knowledge, collaboration, integrating advanced investment and risk management tools, and embracing innovation.

Investment teams in:
7   cities 3   continents
$400B+
Assets under management
*August 2017

We’re a part of something bigger.
A stable, reliable, trustworthy organization – RBC. Being part of RBC is one of our strengths, giving us access to capital that allows us to invest in research and development, supporting the global growth of our organization.

Power of human + machine

Embracing innovation.

In a world of rapid change, unfaltering self-improvement and the pursuit of deep fundamental knowledge are critical to innovation and growth.

Better decisions.

Our investment teams share a belief that a combination of human and machine is more powerful than either on its own. Better decisions result from integrating advanced investment and risk management tools to build more efficient portfolios.

“The culture of RBC Global Asset Management revolves around innovation, continual learning and harnessing the power of human and machine.”
– Damon Williams, CEO, RBC GAM

Our commitment to technology

RBC GAM Innovation Lab

In 2017, we committed $20 million to establish an in-house technology hub to incubate digital capabilities and drive innovation.

The lab's goal is to develop tools for our individual and institutional businesses, enhance investment capabilities and further strengthen our ability to work effectively with advisors.

Borealis AI – An RBC Institute for Research

We’re proud to be part of a firm committed to investing in the Canadian artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem.

Established in 2016, with labs in Toronto, Edmonton and Montreal, Borealis AI is a curiosity-driven research centre with a focus on ethical AI.

Innovation Lab, Stewardship award in Canada
2017

2017

  • RBC GAM establishes in-house Innovation Lab
  • RBC GAM awarded the 2016 Steward of the Year by Morningstar Canada
UN PRI signing
2015

2015

  • RBC GAM signs UN PRI
Global Equities team joins U.K., Impact Investing Initiative in U.S.
2014

2014

  • Habib Subjally, Head, Global Equities, and team of 9 join RBC GAM (UK)
  • RBC GAM (US) announces $50 Million Impact Investing Initiative
Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment capability growth, Asia expansion
2013

2013

  • Judy Cotte, VP and Head, Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment joins
  • Mayur Nallamala, Head, Asian Equities, joins with 10 team members
Quant and Risk teams build expertise
2011

2011

  • Bill Tilford joins as Head of Quantitative Investments with 11 team members
  • Michael Hamp joins as Head of Risk Management with 4 analysts
BlueBay acquisition, PH&N integration
2010

2010

  • U.K.-based BlueBay Asset Management LLP acquired
  • PH&N amalgamated with RBC Asset Management Inc. to form RBC Global Asset Management Inc
Emerging Market capabilities expansion, U.S. growth, brand evolution
2009

2009

  • RBC GAM expands emerging market capabilities in U.K., Philippe Langham joins London team
  • Sarah Riopelle, VP and Senior Portfolio Manager, and her team begin managing RBC Portfolio Solutions
  • Voyageur Asset Management Inc. changed its name to RBC GAM (US), an important step in its evolution into the U.S. institutional client platform
  • RBC Global Asset Management became master brand for three asset managers: PH&N, RBC AM and RBC GAM (US)
PH&N Investment Management acquisition
2008

2008

  • Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd. acquired
European Equities team joins U.K.
2007

2007

  • Dominic Wallington, Head, European Equities team joins RBC GAM (UK)
RBC Asset Management created
2003

2003

  • RBC Asset Management (RBC AM) created through amalgamation of RBC holdings (including RBC GIM)
Voyageur acquisition in U.S., RBIM name change
2001

2001

  • Voyageur Asset Management Inc., U.S. institutional platform acquired
  • RBIM changed name to RBC GIM (RBC Global Investment Management)
U.K. expansion
1998

1998

  • RBC Asset Management UK founded
Royal Bank Investment Management founded
1988

1988

  • Royal Bank Investment Management (RBIM) founded through consolidation of United Bond & Share Limited (UB&S) and other RBC holdings