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When we began our journey as a firm, we knew that our success would lie in our clients’ success. That principle has led us to continuously raise the bar in pursuing excellent investment outcomes for our clients.

It drove us to deepen and globalize our investment capabilities. It inspired us to innovate constantly to bring new, sophisticated solutions to the market. And to always hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and excellence.

We’re excited about the next stage of this journey and what it means for the continued success of our clients.

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Explore this interactive timeline to learn more about how we’re reinvesting in our business to deliver choice and value to our clients.

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RBC GAM has been managing people’s money for over five decades. But when Dan Chornous joined the firm in 2002, he brought a new investment process and a new vision. He set a plan in motion to establish our leadership in the domestic market and set the stage for global expansion – to strengthen and broaden our offerings and improve their performance. Dan led the firm’s evolution as a global asset manager, establishing new capabilities across multiple asset classes. All unified under a single investment philosophy.<br> <br>Meet <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/profile/daniel-e-chronous/detail" target="_blank";>Dan Chornous, Chief Investment Officer ></a></li></ul>', default: true}, { year: '2007', text: '<ul> <h4>European Equity</h4>
In 2007, we brought new leadership to the European Equity team in London UK and focused on strengthening and expanding our clients’ direct access to this important market. The team applies a rigorous process to identify European businesses delivering highly sustainable, consistent returns as a core philosophy – compounding shareholder value over time by reinvesting these returns back into the business.<br> <br>Learn more about our <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/team/rbc-european-equity-team/detail" target="_blank";>European Equities team ></a> </li></ul>', header: '' }, { year: '2008', text: '<ul> <h4>PH&N acquisition</h4>
In 2008, RBC GAM acquired Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd. (PH&N), expanding access to an increased lineup of quality strategies for our clients. At the time, PH&N was the largest independent institutional fund manager in Canada. The acquisition doubled the size of the firm and set the stage for our future global capabilities expansion.<br> <br>Get to know the <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/team/phn-fixed-income-team/detail" target="_blank";>PH&N fixed income team ></a> </li></ul>' }, { year: '2009', text: '<ul> <h4>Fixed Income</h4>
The depth and breadth of fixed income markets have evolved tremendously over the past 25 years. We’ve grown too as we’ve developed our global capabilities. Dagmara Fijalkowski became Head of Global Fixed Income and Currencies in 2009. She oversees a team of 200 fixed income specialists managing almost $200 billion in assets<sup>1</sup>. We acquired our international BlueBay team in 2010, which has allowed us to compete as a provider of global fixed income solutions to clients.<br> <br>Meet our <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/team/rbc-global-fixed-income-currencies-team/detail" target="_blank";>Global Fixed Income and Currency team ></a> </li></ul> <br> <p class="col-md-6 footnote"> <sup>1</sup> As of December 31, 2023.</ul>'}, { year: '2009', text: '<ul> <h4>Emerging Markets Equity</h4>
In 2009, we expanded our Emerging Markets(EM) Equity capabilities in the UK office, strengthening our capabilities in this important new asset class. The EM Equity team has a strong culture of discussion and debate which helps bring different perspectives to the table when evaluating investment opportunities. Another key differentiator is the extent of the on-the-ground, independent research they do. It’s the backbone of our investment process. This process runs across multiple platforms in multiple geographies, providing different risk and return outcomes for our clients.<br> <br>Meet our <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/team/rbc-emerging-markets-equity-team/detail" target="_blank";>Emerging Markets Equity team ></a> </li></ul>' }, { year: '2010', text: '<ul> <h4>BlueBay acquisition</h4>
In 2010, we acquired UK-based firm BlueBay Asset Management LLP to provide access to specialized fixed income strategies. RBC GAM and BlueBay share a strong culture of collaboration, and over the past decade have pursued opportunities to bring together and align business functions and processes. This collaboration also allows the firms to innovate when it comes to product development, resulting in such comprehensive solutions as the <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/products/mutual-funds/rbc-fixed-income-pools" target="_blank";>RBC Fixed Income Pools</a>.<br> <br>Learn more about our <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/team/bluebay-fixed-income-team/detail" target="_blank";>BlueBay Fixed Income team ></a> </li></ul>' }, { year: '2011', text: '<ul> <h4>Macro-economics</h4>
Led by Chief Economist Eric Lascelles, our macroeconomics team is focused on identifying, interpreting and forecasting key economic themes and risks. They are a resource for portfolio managers to help them enhance their investment decision-making. The Chief Economist also sits on RBC GAM’s tactical asset allocation committee, contributing to top-down investment decisions regarding the choice of asset classes, sectors and geographic exposure.<br> <br>Read the <a href="http://www.rbcgam.com/macromemo" target="_blank";>latest insights </a> from our Chief Economist.</li></ul>' }, { year: '2011', text: '<ul> <h4>Quantitative capabilities</h4>
Formed in 2011, the RBC Quantitative Investments team combines human and machine in a disciplined and repeatable investment process. Our portfolios are designed to achieve an optimal balance of risk and return for our clients, backed by quantitative research. We look at an enormous amount of data across many different investment signals, applying a proprietary approach to factor construction and risk modelling.<br> <br>Meet our <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/team/rbc-quantitative-equity-team/detail" target="_blank";>Quantitative Investment team ></a></li></ul>' }, { year: '2013', text: '<ul> <h4>Responsible Investment</h4>
In 2013, we established a dedicated Responsible Investment (RI) Group. This team strengthens our commitment to integrating ESG factors into our investment processes in multiple ways. They manage, coordinate and conduct ESG research. They support our investment teams with ESG integration. The team also engages with investee companies on ESG–related issues and manage RBC GAM’s proxy voting activities.<br> <br> Learn more about <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/about-us/responsible-investment/" target="_blank";>our approach to responsible investment ></a> . </li></ul>' }, { year: '2014', text: '<ul> <h4>Global Equity</h4>
In 2014, Habib Subjally, Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Global Equities and a team of nine specialists joined our UK office to strengthen our global equity capabilities. They brought with them a diligent and structured process as well as a disciplined approach to ESG integration. Most of the team has been working together since 2006, with each team member reviewing every investment decision to ensure the best outcomes.<br> <br> Meet our <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/team/global-equities-team/detail" target="_blank";>Global Equity team ></a></li></ul>' }, { year: '2018', text: '<ul> <h4>Private Markets</h4>
The RBC GAM Private Markets team is led by Michael Kitt and offers our clients compelling solutions across real estate, mortgage and infrastructure investments. Our private markets business has attracted significant interest from investors and advisors and manages over $11 billion<sup>2</sup> in assets. We will continue to focus on private and illiquid markets to provide investors the long-term diversification benefits of private market assets within a traditional investment portfolio.<br> <br>Get to know our <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/team/rbc-real-estate-team/detail" target="_blank";>Private Markets team ></a> </li></ul> <br> <p class="col-md-6 footnote"> <sup>2</sup> As of April 30, 2023.</ul>' }, { year: '2019', text: '<ul> <h4>RBC iShares Alliance</h4>
RBC GAM and BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited created the RBC iShares alliance to deliver the most comprehensive lineup of ETFs in the Canadian marketplace. Our goal is to deliver the expertise, insights and choice that our clients need to diversify their investment portfolios in the way that best fits their investment plans.<br> <br> <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/about-us/about-rbc-ishares" target="_blank";>Get to know RBC iShares > </a></li></ul>' }, { year: '2021', text: '<ul> <h4>Net-Zero Ambition</h4>
RBC GAM supports the global goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. As investors, and stewards of our clients’ assets, we believe considering climate-related risks and opportunities in our investment approach can enhance our long-term risk-adjusted results. Our approach to climate includes: <br><br> <ul> <li> Carbon footprinting of investment portfolios</li> <li> Climate scenario analysis of investment portfolios </li> <li> Prioritizing active stewardship on climate change </li> <li> Net-zero carbon emissions in our operations. </li> </ul> Read about our <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/documents/en/articles/our-net-zero-ambition.pdf" target="_blank";>Net Zero ambition > </a> <br> Our approach to <a href="https://www.rbcgam.com/en/ca/about-us/responsible-investment/climate-change" target="_blank";>climate change > </a></li></ul>' } ]; vueData['timelineHeaders'] = [ {year: '2002', header: 'New CIO'}, {year: '2007', header: 'European Equity'}, {year: '2008', header: 'PH&N acquisition'}, {year: '2009', header: 'Fixed Income '}, {year: '2009', header: 'Emerging Markets Equity'}, {year: '2010', header: 'BlueBay acquisition'}, {year: '2011', header: 'Macro-economics'}, {year: '2011', header: 'Quantitative capabilities'}, {year: '2013', header: 'Responsible Investment'}, {year: '2014', header: 'Global Equity'}, {year: '2018', header: 'Private Markets'}, {year: '2019', header: 'RBC iShares Alliance'}, {year: '2021', header: 'Net-Zero Ambition'} ]; vueData['timelineActive'] = '';
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Our purpose

Powering ideas for people and planet

Our success as a company is defined by the long-term well-being of the people that we serve, the places in which we operate, and the planet that we will leave to future generations.

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Our clients are the foundation of our story. We align the way we compensate our investment teams with the interests of our investors. It's our fiduciary responsibility to always put our clients' interests first.

Managing people's wealth is a privilege

Our commitment to investors is personal, and we take that duty seriously. We invest our own money in the funds we manage – our success is yours.

How we do business is as important as what we do.

Diverse viewpoints and backgrounds thrive at RBC. Fostering a learning environment and a culture of innovation has helped us build a strong, resilient business. Our success as a company is defined by the long-term well-being of the people that we serve, the places in which we operate, and the planet that we will leave to future generations.

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Over the last seven decades, we have globalized our investment platform, broadened our reach across different asset classes and deepened our capabilities within each of them.
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Our investment capabilities

We have strengthened our investment capabilities by bringing on talent based around the world, allowing us to build truly global portfolios.

By the numbers

$572+ Billion*
Global assets under management (AUM)
*as of December 2023

225+ Mutual funds*
200+ ETF tickers*

investment professionals

Our global footprint

Our investment teams are committed to the pursuit of deep fundamental knowledge, collaboration, integrating advanced investment and risk management tools and embracing innovation.

Power of human and machine

We believe that a combination of human and machine is more powerful than either on its own. Integrating advanced investment and risk-management tools allows us to make better investment decisions and efficiently manage portfolios.

Our commitment to innovation

RBC GAM Innovation Lab

In 2017, we committed over C$15 million to establish an in-house technology hub to incubate digital capabilities and drive innovation.

Borealis AI - an RBC Institute for Research

Established in 2016, Borealis AI is a curiosity-driven research centre with a focus on ethical AI that will help communities thrive.

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We believe that being an active, engaged and responsible owner empowers us to enhance the long-term, risk-adjusted performance of our portfolios and is part of our fiduciary duty. We take specific actions under each of these pillars to deliver on our duty of maximizing our clients’ investment returns without undue risk of loss.

Our approach to responsible investment

ESG integration

Our investment teams integrate material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decisions for applicable types of investments.1

Active stewardship

We convey our views through proxy voting, engagement with issuers and regulatory bodies, and collaboration with other like-minded investors.2

Client-driven solutions and reporting

We align our solutions with client demand and provide transparent and meaningful reporting.

Learn more about responsible investment at RBC GAM

Our approach to climate change

The economic impacts of climate change on specific markets, regions, and investments are complex, varied, and uncertain. We are committed to considering climate-related risks and opportunities as part of our fiduciary duty.

Learn more about our approach Read the RBC Climate Blueprint
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1Certain fund products do not integrate ESG factors, including but not limited to money market funds, index funds and certain third-party sub-advised funds. Please read a fund's prospectus or offering memorandum for further details.

2In certain instances involving quantitative investment, passive and certain third-party sub-advised strategies, there is no direct engagement with issuers by RBC GAM.

Please consult your advisor and read the prospectus or Fund Facts document 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. RBC Funds, BlueBay Funds and PH&N Funds are offered by RBC Global Asset Management Inc. and distributed through authorized dealers.

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