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RBC Global Asset Management is pleased to provide Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) Annual Information Statements for unitholders who are U.S. citizens (whether or not they are U.S. residents), certain unitholders with U.S. permanent resident status, U.S. corporations, and select U.S. trusts and estates.

PFIC Annual Information Statements contain information that enables you to elect to treat a fund as a Qualified Electing Fund (QEF) on IRS Form 8621. The statements reflect information for each fund's U.S. tax year ended June 30, 2018, June 30, 2017, June 30, 2016, June 30, 2015 or June 30, 2014. Whether the QEF election is appropriate for you depends on your personal circumstances. Please note that the QEF election is the only way that the appreciation in a fund's value can be eligible for U.S. taxation at the more favourable capital gains rates.

This information is provided to help you make calculations and does not constitute tax advice. The U.S. tax laws regarding PFIC are extremely complex. As such, you should consult your own tax advisor concerning the overall tax consequences of your investment in, and ownership of, a fund that is under U.S. federal, state, local and foreign law.

To access PFIC information, please select one of the fund families below, choose the fund and series from the menu provided, then click on the PDF icon to download the file.

PH&N Funds Series C units were renamed to Series A units on June 30, 2016.

Have questions about PFIC Annual Information Statements?

What is a PFIC, who is affected and why do these rules exist? Read our FAQ to learn more.

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Series F

No-load funds available to investors who have a fee-based account. Instead of paying for advice and other services via a trailing commission, investors pay ongoing account fees to their dealer separately. These funds pay management fees to RBC GAM.

Series A

No-load funds with low investment minimums (typically $500 per fund). These funds pay management fees to RBC GAM. A portion of the management fee is paid by RBC GAM as a trailing commission to the dealer for investment advice and other services.

Series D

No-load funds available to do-it-yourself investors, through RBC Direct Investing, other discount brokerages or clients who invest with PH&N Investment Services on or before January 9, 2017. These funds pay management fees to RBC GAM. A portion of the management fee is paid by RBC GAM as a trailing commission to the dealer. Since self-directed investors choose to manage their own investments, the trailing commission is typically lower than other series and covers the price of portfolio management and service.

Series T

No-load funds designed for investors wishing to draw regular tax-efficient income from their non-registered investments. Series T aims to pay consistent distributions each month. These funds pay management fees to RBC GAM. A portion of the management fee is paid by RBC GAM as a trailing commission to the dealer.

Series O

Available to individuals, institutional clients or dealers who have entered into an agreement directly with RBC GAM to purchase Series O units. No management fees are payable by the fund in respect of Series O units. Unitholders of Series O units pay a negotiated fee directly or indirectly to RBC GAM. Series O performance is gross of management fees.

Advisor series

Advisor Series was capped effective June 26, 2020. Initial sales charge (“ISC”) and low-load (“LL”) sales charge options were re-designated to the corresponding Series A on August 4, 2020. Units with the deferred sales charge option are capped and invested based on their existing redemption schedule.

Series H/I

Available to investors who invest and maintain the required minimum balance with authorized dealers. Units of these funds are not available for purchase by new investors, existing investors who hold Series H or I units can continue to make additional investments into the fund.


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