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RBC’s Champions of Change – Jonathan Hunter and Lindsay Patrick of RBC Capital Markets


TORONTO - April 19, 2018 - Jonathan Hunter and Lindsay Patrick of RBC Capital Markets were among the winners of the 2018 Champions of Change award presented by Women in Capital Markets.

Jonathan and Lindsay were nominated by peers and received the honour for their work in advancing women in the workplace through various diversity and inclusion efforts. Lindsay, a Director of Global ETF Strategy, recently spearheaded the launch of the first Canadian ETF focused on driving board diversity. Jonathan, Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, continues to focus his efforts on building a diverse and inclusive team within his business.

Congratulations Jonathan and Lindsay!

Here are excerpts from Jonathan’s and Lindsay’s award wins:

Jonathan HunterWhy is being a champion of gender diversity important to you?
It's a fast changing world and we need fresh perspectives. Supporting gender diversity at RBC Capital Markets is not only the right thing to do, but my employees expect nothing less from me. Many of our key clients also expect diverse perspectives and experiences in their interactions with us. Diversity is a driver of good business outcomes and it's great for our culture. It's important to me and my management team that we continue to focus on diversity and inclusion together and seek new opportunities to further the recruitment, retention and trajectory of women at our firm and in our industry.

- Jonathan Hunter, Global Head, Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities

Lindsay PatrickWhat is the gender diversity initiative you are most proud of at your organization?
I am most proud the of launch of RLDR – the RBC Women's Leadership MSCI Canada Index ETF – an RBC fund that invests in Canadian companies that are leaders in gender diversity at the board level. The ETF was launched on March 8 (International Women's Day) and brings together both institutional and retail investors who are looking for a diversified Canadian equity fund, but who also want their investments to have a positive social impact and reward good governance practices. It has been a great collaboration across many different groups at RBC, and it has been incredible to see the support this initiative received from so many senior leaders across the bank who believe in the power of diversity and inclusion.

- Lindsay Patrick, Director, Global ETF Strategy

 

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