RBC Asset Management Inc. reduces the management expense
ratio (MER) on the RBC Target 2010 Education Fund
TORONTO, January 13, 2009 — RBC Asset Management
Inc. announced today that the management expense ratio (MER)
for the RBC Target 2010 Education Fund will be reduced from
1.55 per cent to 1.00 per cent effective January 1, 2009.
The RBC Target Education Funds gradually shift their asset
mix from an emphasis on equity funds to drive growth in their
early years to fixed income and money market funds as their
target date approaches and capital preservation becomes key.
The result is an asset mix that evolves over time, becoming
more conservative as a child's target education date approaches.
As each RBC Target Education Fund becomes more conservative,
the MER for that fund is reduced to reflect the more conservative
There are no changes to the MERs for the RBC Target 2015,
2020 or 2025 Education Funds at this time.
About RBC Global Asset Management and RBC Wealth Management
RBC Global Asset Management comprises RBC Asset Management
Inc. (RBC AM), Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management
Ltd. (PH&N) in Canada and Voyageur Asset Management Inc.
in the U.S. Combined, RBC AM and PH&N have $92 billion
in IFIC-reported mutual fund assets under management and an
additional $48 billion in other institutional and private
client assets under management. RBC AM and PH&N received
the Lipper Awards for "Best Overall Fund Group"
and "Best Bond Family" in Canada respectively for
the second consecutive year in 2008.
RBC Global Asset Management is part of RBC Wealth Management,
which directly serves affluent and high net worth clients
in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia
with a full suite of investment, trust and other wealth management
solutions. The business also provides asset management products
and services directly and through RBC and third-party distributors
to institutional and individual clients, and has nearly $500
billion of assets under administration, more than $220 billion
of assets under management and more than 4,000 financial consultants,
advisors, private bankers and trust officers.
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