TORONTO, May 6, 2014 — RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM) today announced April net sales of $747 million. Long-term funds had net sales of $794 million and money market funds had net redemptions of $46 million. Assets under management increased by 1.2 per cent.
“April proved to be another positive month driven by strong investor demand for income-generating solutions,” said Doug Coulter, president of RBC GAM. “One of our top selling funds was the BlueBay Global Convertible Bond Fund, which is the only global convertible bond fund available to Canadian investors and provides unique access to this attractive long-term asset class.”
Sales results information is based on preliminary data from the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC).
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RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and includes institutional money managers BlueBay Asset Management and Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management. RBC GAM is a provider of global investment management services and solutions to individual, high-net-worth and institutional investors through mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, pooled funds, separate accounts and specialty investment strategies. RBC GAM group of companies manage more than C$315 billion in assets and have approximately 1,200 employees located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
RBC Global Asset Management is part of RBC Wealth Management, which is one of the world’s top 10 largest wealth managers*. RBC Wealth Management directly serves affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia with a full suite of banking, investment, trust and other wealth management solutions. The business also provides asset management products and services directly and through RBC and third party distributors to institutional and individual clients, through its RBC Global Asset Management business (which includes BlueBay Asset Management). RBC Wealth Management has more than C$675 billion of assets under administration, more than C$411 billion of assets under management and over 4,400 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers, and trust officers. For more information, please visit rbcwealthmanagement.com.
*Scorpio Partnership Global Private Banking KPI Benchmark 2013. In the United States, securities are offered through RBC Wealth Management, a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.