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Canadian GAAP

Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.

Capital ratio

The percentage of risk-adjusted assets supported by capital using the guidelines of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada based on standards issued by the Bank for International Settlements and Canadian GAAP financial information.

Cash capital position

Quantifies the extent to which illiquid assets are funded by non-core liabilities and represents a formula-based measure of both comparative and directional structural liquidity risk.

Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO)

An investment-grade security backed by a pool of bonds, loans and/or any other type of debt instrument.

Commercial clients

Generally, private companies with revenue in excess of $20 million and less than $1 billion. Typically, clients with revenue of less than $100 million are served in Canada by our RBC Canadian Personal and Business segment and in the U.S. by RBC Centura in our RBC U.S. and International Personal and Business segment. Corporate and larger commercial clients with frequent need to access capital markets and more sophisticated financing requirements are served by our RBC Capital Markets segment.

Commitments to extend credit

Credit facilities available to clients either in the form of loans, bankers’ acceptances and other on-balance sheet financing, or through off-balance sheet products such as guarantees and letters of credit.

Cost of capital

Management’s estimate of its weighted average cost of equity and debt capital.


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