TORONTO, January 7, 2016 – RBC Global Asset Management Inc. today announced December mutual fund net sales of $374 million. Long-term funds had net sales of $371 million and money market funds had net sales of $3 million. Assets under management decreased by 0.6 per cent.
"As Canada's leading provider of solutions for individual investors, we continued to grow in 2015 as we remained focused on serving our clients," said Doug Coulter, president of RBC Global Asset Management Inc. "In December, even through the busy holiday season, Canadians continued to invest to support their saving and retirement goals. RBC Select Portfolios remain a popular choice, as these solutions offer effective diversification suitable for a broad variety of investment priorities."
Sales results information is based on preliminary data from the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC).
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About RBC Global Asset Management and RBC Wealth Management
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 $380 billion and have approximately 1,300 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 five largest wealth managers*. RBC Wealth Management directly serves affluent, high net worth and ultra high net worth clients globally with a full suite of banking, investment, trust and other wealth management solutions, from our key operational hubs in Canada, the United States, the British Isles, and Asia. 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 GAM business. RBC Wealth Management has more than C$749 billion of assets under administration, more than C$492 billion of assets under management and approximately 3,954 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers, and trust officers. For more information, please visit www.rbcwealthmanagement.com.
*Scorpio Partnership Global Private Banking KPI Benchmark 2015. 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.