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2017
Innovation Lab, Stewardship award in Canada
Innovation Lab, Stewardship award in Canada

2015
UN PRI signing

2014
Strengthens Global Equity capabilities, Impact Investment initiative in U.S.

2013
Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment capability growth, Asia expansion

2011
Quant teams build expertise, Launches first suite of ETFs

2010
BlueBay acquisition, PH&N integration

2009
Emerging Market capabilities expansion, U.S. growth, brand evolution

2008
Phillips, Hager & North Acquisition

2007
Grows European equity capabilities

2003
RBC Asset Management created, new CIO

2001
Voyageur acquisition in U.S., RBIM name

2000
U.K. Expansion

1997
Expands Global Fixed Income and Currency

1988
Royal Bank Investment Management founded

1986
Launches Royal Trust Advantage Fund

1967
RoyFund Ltd. founded

1959
United Bond & Share Limited (UB&S) established

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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.

A culture of excellence

Where talent thrives.

Diverse viewpoints and backgrounds thrive here. Better investment decisions are the result. Fostering a learning environment to grow together, and encouraging and challenging each other, has developed our culture of collaboration and innovation. We're proud of that.

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

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. Integrating advanced investment and risk management tools allows us to extend our field of analysis, reinforces discipline, limits behavioural finance challenges and bolsters results - ultimately leading to better decisions and 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 innovation

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, that will help communities thrive.

Innovation Lab, Stewardship award in Canada
2017

2017

  • Establishes in-house Innovation Lab
  • Receives 2016 Steward of the Year by Morningstar Canada
UN PRI signing
2015

2015

  • Signs United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)
Strengthens Global Equity capabilities, Impact Investment initiative in U.S.
2014

2014

  • Strengthens Global Equity capabilities (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
2012-2013

2012-2013

  • Establishes Corporate Governance & Responsibility Group (Judy Cotte, Head, Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment joins firm)
  • Expands Asian Equity capabilities (Mayur Nallamala, Head, Asian Equities, joins firm with 10 team members)
Quant teams build expertise, Launches first suite of ETFs
2011

2011

  • Launches first suite of exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
  • Eric Lascelles, Chief Economist joins firm
  • Grows Quantitative capabilities (Bill Tilford joins as Head of Quantitative Investments with 11 team members)
BlueBay acquisition, PH&N integration
2010

2010

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

2009

  • Expands emerging market equity capabilities in U.K. (Philippe Langham, Head, Emerging Market Equities joins London team)
  • Sarah Riopelle, Head, Investment Solutions and her team begin managing RBC Portfolio Solutions
  • Voyageur Asset Management Inc. changes its name to RBC Global Asset Management (US)
Phillips, Hager & North Acquisition
2008

2008

  • Acquires Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd.
Grows European equity capabilities
2007

2007

  • Grows European equity capabilities (Dominic Wallington, Head, European Equities joins RBC GAM (UK))
RBC Asset Management created, new CIO
2002-2003

2002-2003

  • RBC Asset Management (RBC AM) is created through amalgamation of RBC holdings (including RBC GIM)
  • Daniel E. Chornous, Chief Investment Officer joins firm
  • Strengthens North American equity capabilities (Stuart Kedwell and Doug Raymond, now Co-Heads, North American Equities join Canadian equity team)
Voyageur acquisition in U.S., RBIM name change
2001

2001

  • Voyageur Asset Management Inc., U.S. institutional platform, is acquired
  • RBIM changes name to RBC GIM (RBC Global Investment Management)
U.K. expansion
2000

2000

  • London office opens and European equities team established
Expands Global Fixed Income and Currency capabilities
1997

1997

  • Expands Global Fixed Income and Currency capabilities (Dagmara Fijalkowski, current Head of Global Fixed Income and Currencies joins firm)
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
Launches Royal Trust Advantage Fund
1986

1986

  • Royal Trust Advantage Fund launches (later becomes RBC Select Portfolios in 2003)
RoyFund Ltd. founded
1967

1967

  • RoyFund Ltd. is founded
United Bond & Share Limited (UB&S) established
1959

1959

  • United Bond & Share Limited (UB&S) established to manage United Corp. Ltd. (UCL) asset portfolios