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The RBC Emerging Markets Equity team offers significant expertise in EM equities investing through its stable team of investment professionals, who work closely together out of London. We combine a top-down thematic overlay with rigorous company-level research to support two distinct disciplines: EM Quality and EM Dividend/Value.

All strategies benefit from one investment team and research platform. We pride ourselves on deep fundamental analysis and we incorporate material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions. While stock selection is the main driver of both risk and returns, this is complemented by detailed thematic research which drives top-down positioning and ensures the portfolios are positioned in areas of long-term structural growth.

Diversity of thought

We strongly feel that our diversity is critical to our success. The team’s founder and head, Philippe Langham, has consciously hired people with backgrounds, personalities and ways of thinking different from his own. We have a strong culture of discussion and debate which helps bring different perspectives to the table when evaluating investment opportunities


We place a big emphasis on culture within our own team, and pride ourselves on having a highly open and collaborative environment. We apply this same criteria when looking at companies. We spend a lot of time evaluating company management, and engage on areas such as brand, employees and innovation, all of which we believe define the corporate culture of a firm.

Research focus

A key differentiator for the team is the breadth and depth of independent research that we do. We have built a strong research platform that has four key characteristics. It is long term, global, focused on management, and integrates material ESG factors. We focus on long term, secular themes as part of our top-down research, and have a detailed, systematic approach from a bottom-up perspective.


We believe that material ESG factors may have an impact on the risk-adjusted returns of our investments and as such, we:

  • Integrate material ESG factors in our investment decisions1
  • Identify companies that we believe have positive ESG characteristics
  • Conduct long-term thematic and ESG research
  • Engage with companies on material ESG issues

Investment themes

Our top-down positioning across all our portfolios continues to be driven by long-term themes. These themes are multi-decade global phenomena that have the power to endure economic cycles.

investment themes

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Our story

Managing people's wealth is a privilege. Our commitment to investors is personal, and we take that duty seriously.

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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 for further details.

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.