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Personally Invested: A Conversation with Eric Lascelles

December 2018

Eric Lascelles, Chief Economist at RBC Global Asset Management sits down with Dave Richardson to discuss his background in economics and his current role as Chief Economist for RBC Global Asset Management.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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Investing in convertible bonds in the current investment environment

November 2018

Central banks around the world are on the path to normalizing interest rates, corporate earnings across regions are continuing to grow, and the prospect of higher volatility in global equity markets is increasing. Pierre-Henri explains the role that convertible bonds can play in a diversified portfolio, particularly in the current investment environment. Convertible bonds, he points out, allow investors to maintain a positive equity view while at the same time enjoying the protection that bonds can offer.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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Personally Invested - A conversation with Dan Chornous

October 2018

Dan Chornous, Chief Investment Officer at RBC Global Asset Management sits down with Dave Richardson to share his thoughts on the personality traits that he feels contribute to success in leading a large global team of investment professionals.

Dan discusses the importance of a deep intellectual curiosity and a strong personal drive to continually improve. He also talks about the benefits of fostering a culture of expert coaching and peer review, as well as adherence to defined best practices. He touches also on the virtues of bringing together a culturally and educationally diverse team.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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Personally Invested - A conversation with Sarah Riopelle

September 2018

Sarah sits down with Dave Richardson to discuss her personal commitment to the funds she manages, the sophistication of portfolio solutions and the strength of the investment team that supports her. She also shares her thoughts on the importance of diversity in the financial industry.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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#GlobalEquityInvestor - Team dynamics, part III: Embracing improvement

April 2018

Fostering a learning environment to grow together is a team priority, which means confronting weakness and challenging each other. But to truly develop and nurture a culture of learning, we need to create a space where it's safe to admit errors in judgement.

Habib Subjally and Jeremy Richardson from the RBC GAM Global Equity team in London join host Simon Gregory discuss team processes, highlighting the importance of sharing lessons on losses with the team to ensure future wins.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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#GlobalEquityInvestor - Team dynamics, part II: Sharing your creed

April 2018

At RBC GAM, we know that standing out as a business is about more than performance. It's about employee talent and commitment, sound business models and client/partner prioritization that really help drive long-term value.

Habib Subjally and Jeremy Richardson from the RBC GAM Global Equity team in London join host Simon Gregory to discuss teambuilding, delve into their team's philosophy and analyze how this philosophy works its way into the investment process.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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#GlobalEquityInvestor - The parallels between sport and business

April 2018

Sports and business are equally competitive - they're industries where people want to win. Habib Subjally, Jeremy Richardson and Simon Gregory from the RBC GAM Global Equity team in London explore the crossover between approaches to leadership in sports and in investment management, as well as the lessons each can learn from the other.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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#GlobalEquityInvestor - Team dynamics, part I: Everyone has a role to play

April 2018

Running global portfolios is a team activity - what the team does dictates whether we succeed or fail. We know that deep industry knowledge and effective decision-making are key in investment management.

Tune in to hear Habib Subjally and Jeremy Richardson from the RBC GAM Global Equity team join host Simon Gregory in London to talk about building a balanced, collaborative team.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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#GlobalEquityInvestor - Paying attention to proxies

April 2018

Every year, companies ask shareholders to vote on certain proposals. Whether it's for global issues, such as gender diversity and equal opportunity, or company-specific concerns, such as executive compensation - over 90% of votes are cast during proxy season in favour of the changes posed to company shareholders. So, with such agreement, why is proxy voting an issue?

Habib Subjally, Ben Yeoh and Jeremy Richardson of the RBC GAM Global Equity team in London discuss the importance of portfolio managers engaging with companies and voting responsibly.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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Personally Invested - Emerging opportunities

May 2018

Does Canadians' 'home-country bias' when it comes to investing mean they are missing out on global opportunities, including emerging market equities? Phil Langham and Laurence Bensafi join Dave Richardson to explore opportunities within this evolving asset class as well as the importance of diversity, both for portfolios and team dynamics.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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Personally Invested - A Place for Gold

March 2018

Are there certain times during the economic cycle that investing in gold makes more sense than others? Gold and gold equities have largely flown under the investment radar over the last few years, but is it time to take another look at gold? Dave Richardson sits down with Chris Beer and Brahm Spilfogel to discuss what makes gold tick and their non-traditional team dynamic.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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Personally Invested - Looking Beyond Financials

December 2017

Dave Richardson sits down with Habib Subjally, our Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Equities in London, to talk about the effects of technological advancements in our industry, the importance of social capital and how trust plays a large role in the structure of his team.

What did you think of the podcast? If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future topics, please email us at rbcgampodcasts@rbc.com.

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