Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada

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Retail & Commercial Banking
Accounting & Financial Services
Holding Companies
Consumer Finance

Company Description

Royal Bank of Canada engages in the provision of banking and financial solutions. It operates through the following segments: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, Investor and Treasury Services, Capital Markets, and Corporate Support. The Personal and Commercial Banking segment deals with a broad suite of financial products and services in Canada. The Wealth Management segment offers a comprehensive suite of investment, trust, banking, credit, and other wealth management solutions to institutional and individual clients through its distribution channels and third-party distributors. The Insurance segment refers to a range of life, health, home, auto, travel, wealth, group, and reinsurance products. The Investor and Treasury Services segment comprises of asset services and a provider of cash management, transaction banking, and treasury services to institutional clients worldwide. The Capital Markets segment covers banking, finance and capital markets to corporations, institutional investors, asset managers, governments, and central banks around the world. The Corporate Support segment consists of technology and operations services. The company was founded by J. W. Merkell, Edward Kenny, T. C. Kinnear, James B. Duffus, William Cunard, John Tobin, George P. Mitchell and Jeremiah Northup in 1864 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Group Head, RBC Ventures & Corporate Development

Chief Risk Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Human Resource Officer

Group Head, Technology & Operations

Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking

Group Head, RBC Wealth Management, RBC Insurance & RBC Investor & Treasury Services

Chief Executive Officer & Group Head, RBC Capital Markets

Board of Directors

Chair at Lismore Road Holdings Corp

Director, Co-President & Chief Executive Officer at Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Co-Chief Executive Officer at MIO Partners, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at CashEdge, Inc.

Chancellor at Canadian Business Hall of Fame

Former Assistant Professor at McMaster University

Chief Executive Officer at Deloitte & Touche, Inc.

Senior Vice President, Global Markets at International Business Machines Corporation

Chief Financial Officer at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at Royal Bank of Canada

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BMO seeks to achieve consistent, above average returns through a risk-controlled approach to asset management. The firm attempts to reduce risk through the use of different asset classes, diversification and intensive individual security analysis. Their equity investment approach focuses on investments in companies with the potential to create long-term wealth. Though not limited by sector, the firm tends to invest in the stocks of companies in the finance, energy minerals, non-energy minerals and industrial services sectors. BMO's fixed-income investment approach seeks capital preservation and returns commensurate with a given level of risk.

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TDAM employs various methods of security analysis. The firm’s fixed income investment philosophy is based upon strong and independent credit research. Proprietary research is vital to the firm’s investment process and forms the basis for all of their investment decisions. Within the quantitative investment strategies, TDAM use a number of proprietary risk models to evaluate companies and select investments. The Low Volatility Equity strategy relies on proprietary risk models to construct optimized portfolios of stocks which have demonstrated lower long-term volatility. These risk models use statistical methods to capture the relationships between currency and stock return fluctuations. Similarly, the Systematic Alpha strategy relies on proprietary return factor models, which use statistical methods to determine the properties of stocks that have historically been associated with superior performance. Core factors include value (higher earnings and dividend yields), market sentiment (price momentum and earnings revisions), quality (profitability, operating efficiency, distance-to-default), and corporate management (shareholder friendly practices). Each of these strategies invest in a diversified portfolio of equity securities including, but not limited to, common and preferred stocks, securities convertible into common stocks, ETFs, American Depository Receipts, and real estate investment trusts. Each of these strategies will also invest in money market securities and other cash management vehicles.

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RGAM manages Canadian, US and global equity, fixed-income and balanced portfolios. Their investment approach relies on a variety of fundamental and quantitative research and technical analysis. The firm invests across a variety of sectors including: telecommunications services, financial services, materials, energy and non-energy minerals, utilities, industrials, consumer, life science/healthcare, health technology, information technology, media and natural resources/mining. RGAM’s fixed-income strategies focus on investments in government securities, investment grade bonds and high yield corporate bonds. In addition, they offer a debt strategy for emerging markets in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as investment strategies based on the use of futures, forwards and options.

Recent Transactions
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Citigroup, Inc., Citigroup, Inc. (Australia) purchase Royal Bank of Canada /Custody Operations from Royal Bank of Canada

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M/C Partners, Carbon60 Networks, Inc. purchase Cirrus9

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Advised on Apax Partners, Inc., Garda World Security Corp. /Private Group purchase Garda World Security Corp.


Advised on Apollo Global Management, Inc. purchases Alarm Security Group LLC from Parthenon Capital LLC

Investment Advisor

Advised on CVC Advisers Ltd. purchases DKV MOBILITY SERVICES HOLDING GmbH + Co. KG

Transaction Advisors
Investment Advisor

Advised onRoyal Bank of Canada purchases City National Corp. (California)

Investment Advisor

Advised onRoyal Bank of Canada raised money in a private placement transaction


Advised onRoyal Bank of Canada purchases Centura Banks, Inc.

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Advised onRoyal Bank of Canada purchases City National Corp. (California)

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Advised onKKR & Co., Inc. purchases Brickman Group Holdings, Inc. from LGP Management, Inc., Leonard Green & Partners LP, CIVC Partners LP, York Street Capital Partners, GSO Capital Partners (Private Equity), Crescent Capital Group (Private Equity)

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Advised onGlobal Infrastructure Management LLC, Ivy Bidco Ltd. purchase Gatwick Airport Ltd. from Grupo Ferrovial SA

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Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer at The Travelers Cos., Inc.

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Partner, New York at Cooley LLP

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC


Bellevue Group AG engages in the provision of asset management and wealth management. It operates through the Bank am Bellevue and Asset Management segments. The Bank am Bellevue segment offers first-class wealth and investment advisory services with a special focus on entrepreneurial private clients. The Asset Management segment focuses on the healthcare sector and in other special themes such as owner-managed companies, as well as successful holistic investment strategies across all traditional asset classes. The company was founded by Hans-Jörg Graf in 1993 and is headquartered in Kusnacht, Switzerland.

Top 10 Split Trust is a closed-end investment trust, which invests in a portfolio of securities consisting of common equity securities of the six Canadian banks and the four Canadian life insurance companies. It also invests in public investment funds including exchange-traded funds and other Strathbridge funds. The company was founded on January 22, 1997 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

DirectCash Payments ULC operates ATMs and debit terminals. It also offers prepaid cards in Australia and the United Kingdom, as well as ATM services in Mexico and the U. S. The company was founded by Susan M. Anderson and Jeffrey J. Smith on January 2, 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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FreeBalance, Inc. provides resource planning software solutions. The firm’s products include accountability suite, government performance, public financials, government treasury, public expenditure, civil service, and government receipts management, transparency and eprocurement portals, and accountability platform. Its solutions encompass id projects and GRP shared services. The firm caters to the central government, agencies, authorities, and regional and local government. The company was founded by Kevin Higgins in 1984 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

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Checkfront, Inc. designs and develops an online reservation software for tours, activities, rentals, and accommodations. The firm offers Checkfront which provides digital documents, integrations, mobile apps, website builder, and payments. The company was founded by Jason Morehouse and Grant Jurgeneit in June 2010 and is headquartered in Victoria, Canada.

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Drop Technologies, Inc. operates as financial technology company that provides a personalized rewards program that focuses on bringing value to its clients. The company was founded by Derrick Fung, Derrick Fung, Akhil Gupta and Cameron Dearsley in 2015 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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General Partner at Sevin Rosen Bayless Management Co.

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Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

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Lecturer in Management at Stanford University - Stanford Graduate School of Business

H&R Real Estate Investment Trust Real Estate Investment Trusts | Toronto, Canada

H&R Real Estate Investment Trust is an open-ended investment trust company, which engages in the ownership and management of retail properties, industrial properties, residential properties, and development properties. It operates through the following business segments: Office, Retail, Industrial, and Residential. The company was founded on November 4, 1996 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Solium Capital, Inc. Accounting & Financial Services | Calgary, Canada

Solium Capital, Inc. engages in the provision of cloud-enabled services for global equity administration, financial reporting, and compliance. Its software-as-a-service technology powers share plan administration and equity transactions for corporate clients with employee participants in many countries. The company was founded by John Kenny and Mark Van Hees on September 16, 1999 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

AmFIRST Real Estate Investment Trust Trusts & Funds | Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

AmFIRST Real Estate Investment Trust operates as real estate investment trust. Its projects include Bangunan AmBank group, Menara AmBank, AmBank Group Leadership Centre, Menara AmFIRST, Kelana Brem Towers, The Summit Subang USJ, Prima 9, and Prima 10. The company was founded on September 28, 2006 and is headquartered in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Retail & Commercial Banking - New York, NY

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational banking and financial services holding company. It is the largest bank in the United States by assets, and as of 2012, it ranks as the second largest bank in the world by assets with total assets of $2.509 trillion. It is a major provider of financial services, and according to Forbes magazine is the world's second largest public company based on a composite ranking. The hedge fund unit of JPMorgan Chase is one of the largest hedge funds in the United States. It was formed in 2000, when Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with J.P. Morgan & Co

National Bank of Canada Retail & Commercial Banking - Montréal, Canada

National Bank of Canada engages in the provision of commercial banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Personal and Commercial, Wealth Management, Financial Markets, US Specialty Finance and International (USSF&I), and Other. The Personal and Commercial segment involves in banking, financing, and investing services offered to individuals and businesses as well as insurance operations. The Wealth Management segment focuses on the investment solutions, trust and lending services, and other wealth management solutions offered through internal and third-party distribution networks. The Financial Markets segment includes banking and investment banking services and financial solutions for large and mid-size corporations, public sector organizations, and institutional investors. The USSF&I segment comprises specialty finance expertise activities of subsidiary ABA Bank, which offers financial products and services to individuals and businesses; and activities of targeted investments in certain emerging markets. The Other segment encompasses treasury activities such as asset and liability management, liquidity management and funding operations, certain non-recurring items, and unallocated portion of corporate services. The company was founded on May 4, 1859 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Wells Fargo & Co. Retail & Commercial Banking - Minneapolis, MN

Wells Fargo & Co. is a diversified, community-based financial services company. It is engaged in the provision of banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. It firm operates through the following segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, Wealth & Investment Management, and Other. The Community Banking segment offers complete line of diversified financial products and services for consumers and small businesses including checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, and automobile, student, and small business lending. The Wholesale Banking segment provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally. The Wealth and Investment Management segment includes personalized wealth management, investment and retirement products and services to clients across U.S. based businesses. The Other segment refers to the products of WIM customers served through community banking distribution channels. The company was founded by Henry Wells and William G. Fargo on March 18, 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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