TORONTO, March 3, 2011 — RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM) announced February net sales of $1.1 billion. Long-term funds had net sales of $1.4 billion and money market funds had net redemptions of $376 million. Assets under management increased by $3.0 billion or 2.7 per cent.
“It was a tremendous RRSP season for our family of funds, as advisors and investors continued to redeploy cash into longer term investments,” said Doug Coulter, president of RBC Global Asset Management Inc. “With strong inflows across our diverse line-up of investment solutions throughout February, we continued to be an industry leader in long-term mutual fund net sales. Among our top performing funds, RBC Canadian Dividend Fund proved to be a favourite choice. The fund recently won the Lipper award for the Best Fund in the Canadian Dividend & Equity Income category for its outstanding 10-year track record.”
The top selling RBC Funds and PH&N Funds for February included RBC Select Portfolios, PH&N Monthly Income Fund, RBC Canadian Dividend Fund, and RBC Managed Payout Solutions.
Performance information is based on preliminary data from the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). Please read the prospectus before investing. There may be commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses associated with mutual fund investments. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
The 2011 Lipper Fund Award is based on the best risk-adjusted performance over ten-year periods ended October 31, 2010. Lipper Inc. is a Thomson Reuters company.
Returns for RBC Canadian Dividend Fund: 1 year, 18.6 %; 3 year, 4.6 %; 5 year, 4.8 %; 10 year, 8.7%, as of February 28, 2011.
RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) which includes institutional money managers Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management (PH&N), RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) and BlueBay Asset Management. RBC GAM is a provider of global investment management services and solutions to individual, high net worth and institutional investors through mutual funds, pooled funds, hedge funds, segregated accounts and specialty investment strategies. RBC GAM group of companies manage approximately $250 billion in assets and have almost 1,000 employees located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Website: www.rbcgam.com.
RBC Global Asset Management is part of RBC Wealth Management which directly serves affluent and high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. RBC Wealth Management provides integrated and diversified international wealth management expertise and solutions, asset management and trust services to high net worth individuals and to corporate and institutional clients. Services provided by RBC Wealth Management consultants, advisors, private bankers and trust officers include trust and estate planning, tax advice, discretionary investment management and investment advisory services, structured solutions, banking, lending and global custody. RBC Wealth Management has approximately $500 billion of assets under administration, $250 billion of assets under management and more than 4,500 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers and trust officers.