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  Our global footprint
 

Eric Lascelles

Global Asset Chief Economist

Management Toronto, Canada

Eric Lascelles

To me the advantage of being truly a global firm, particularly from an investing perspective is that we can add investing elements that other firms simply cannot, be it small cap equities or a global equities sleeve or some of the emerging market solutions that exist as well, having truly sophisticated people on the ground in the countries where these things happen, understanding those markets very well and that’s a huge plus that doesn’t exist elsewhere.

 

Taham Mahimwalla

Global Asset Institutional Portfolio Manager

Management Chicago, U.S.

Taham Mahimwalla

Having investment teams located where they feel they can get the best ideas and knowledge and management flow is the best way to do it, right? So you can have an emerging market team sit in the U.S. and expect them to invest in Asia and China and stuff like that. If you have a team based in Hong Kong or London, it’s much better.

 

Donald Sanya

Global Asset Institutional Sales

Management Boston, U.S.

Donald Sanya

But when you have a global organization that, there's a lot of information flow and a collaborative culture across the different regions and geographies as well as the different asset classes, then, ultimately, you end up making better investment decisions.

 

Scott Lysakowski

Global Asset Head, Canadian Equity Research

Management Vancouver, Canada

Scott Lysakowski

Being able to access information from a wide variety of sources is a huge advantage for us. To be able to tap into all of our global investment teams provides us an even broader depth of knowledge of all the complex dynamics that are taking place in financial markets, which will give us a huge advantage over our competition.

 

Dominic Wallington

Global Asset Senior Portfolio Manager and Head,

Management European Equities

London, U.K.

Dominic Wallington

There's lots of infrastructure contained within GAM that’s outside of London as well, and especially in Toronto, that we utilize on a daily basis. So, we have all the tools that are necessary I think to do the job effectively and we are part of a bigger, very strong franchise.

 

Stu Kedwell

Global Asset Senior Vice President & Senior Portfolio

Management Manager, Co-Head, North American Equities

Toronto, Canada

Stu Kedwell

The brand of RBC is spectacular, the trust and the advice that come with the brand are a huge asset. You know, for our group in particular, what I think the Royal Bank means is a commitment to resources, a commitment to process. You know, just always wanting to be on the cutting edge of what’s going on in asset management and having the resources to do it.

 

Lydia Chaumont

Global Asset Partner, Head of Client Portfolio & Relationship

Management Management

London, U.K.

Lydia Chaumont

And when people look at RBC, they don't see some of more difficult periods of the financial crisis attaching to that name. So, what they see is a strong bank, which has been conservatively and prudently managed, which has always adhered very well to compliance and regulatory standards, and which has a very strong capital base.

 

Judy Cotte

Global Asset Vice president & Head, Corporate Governance and

Management Responsible Investment

Toronto, Canada

Judy Cotte

I think there’s really a myriad of benefits to being owned by RBC, probably one that pops to mind first and foremost is the fact that being owned by RBC gives us the financial ability to seed and try new products, and to respond to our clients’ interests in that regard and I think that’s something that smaller asset managers are less able to do.

 

Daniel E. Chornous

Global Asset Chief Investment Officer

Management Toronto, Canada

Daniel E. Chornous

The distribution capability and the quality of the distribution capability in the retail system is really quite awesome and, we would not have grown at anywhere near this pace, even with the same investment performance that we’re so proud of, without that distribution capability.

 

Damon Williams

Global Asset Chief Executive Officer

Management Toronto, Canada

Damon Williams

RBC provides a reputational strength and a financial strength that helps make us a better asset manager. The RBC brand is highly respected. It’s highly recognizable. I’ve always said that GAM is made stronger by being part of RBC. We have the risk infrastructure at RBC, we’ve got the financial strength, we’ve got the access to capital. All of those kinds of things help make us a better asset manager by being part of RBC than we would be on our own.

 

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