To be a premier provider of selected global financial services


Operations around the world

We provide investment banking, advisory and trading services, trade finance and reinsurance to corporate and institutional clients through offices worldwide. Our global debt business provides issuers with origination, securitization, structured products, infrastructure and project finance capabilities globally. Our wealth management offering is focused on providing expertise to high net worth individuals, and corporate and institutional clients in 33 offices in 21 countries. We also provide banking solutions to individuals and businesses in the Caribbean. Our joint venture, RBC Dexia Investor Services (IS), offers a complete range of investor services, such as custody and fund administration, to institutions worldwide.

Strengths and capabilities

Clients around the world seek sophisticated financial solutions and advice from us in selected global financial services markets. We leverage our regional and corporate strengths globally to keep pace with the expanding needs of our corporate and institutional clients and to support our strategic goals. We are recognized as a world leader in Canadian dollar trading and in Canadian dollar debt issuance and investor services. We provide global debt distribution and global capabilities in the mining and energy sectors, structured products, syndicated and infrastructure finance, and foreign exchange.

Our global private bank ranks in the top 20 private banks worldwide based on market leadership by region and areas of service. Our financial professionals consistently deliver high quality wealth management solutions and advice to our clients.

We have deep historical and community roots as a leading provider of a broad range of banking products and services in the Caribbean for more than 100 years.

One of the world’s top 10 global custodians, RBC Dexia IS offers institutional investors worldwide an integrated suite of products, including global custody, fund and pension administration, securities lending, shareholder services, investment analytics and other related services.

 •  Ranked as the top foreign exchange bank globally in Canadian dollar trading (Euromoney magazine).  •  Recognized as one of the top
20 private banks in the world
(Euromoney magazine).
 •  Completed the creation of RBC Dexia IS, resulting in a
top-tier global custodian with approximately $1.9 trillion in client assets under administration.
Added more than 110 client facing employees around the world in wealth management.  •  Ranked in the top three in deposit market share in most of our Caribbean banking markets.  


Achievements in 2006
Capital markets
•   Awarded Nomad status on the Alternative Investment Market, enabling us to bring junior mining and energy companies to the international market.
Established a global infrastructure finance platform, with offices in Canada, U.S., Europe and Australia with marquee transactions, including lead advisor on a €1.2 billion new rail project in France.
Wealth management
Acquired Abacus Financial Services Group, adding 49 client facing professionals, expanding our client base and wealth management services in the U.K. and Channel Islands, and increasing assets under administration by US$41 billion.
Expanded lending solutions to meet the needs of our high net worth clients, increasing credit by 25 per cent. Also, launched a Canadian real estate investment fund to allow international investors to participate in the Canadian commercial real estate sector.
Enhanced sales management practices, improved client satisfaction and opened two new offices in The Bahamas, contributing to strong revenue growth across the Caribbean.
Investments in China
Built on our historical presence in China when we upgraded our representative banking office to branch status and made targeted investments in businesses where we have global competitive advantages including fund management, global debt markets, global financial institutions and private banking.
Co-lead managed the institutional tranche for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s initial public offering.



2007 and beyond

•   Enhance our global capabilities in U.S. dollars and euros to complement our leading positions in Canadian dollars, British pounds, and New Zealand and Australian dollar origination.
Leverage our global distribution platform to sell structured products in key Asian markets.
Expand our infrastructure finance expertise further into the U.S., Europe and Australia.
Expand market share among high net worth individuals by strengthening and building relationships with centres of influence who understand our value proposition and appreciate our commitment to delivering high-quality, customized solutions.
Build on our current strong position in Caribbean banking through organic growth and operational improvements.
Continue to expand opportunistically in China where we have demonstrated global competitive advantages.



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