TORONTO, October 4, 2013 - RBC Global Asset Management Inc. today announced September net sales of $121 million. Long-term funds had net sales of $183 million and money market funds had net redemptions of $62 million. Assets under management increased by 1.3 per cent.
"September proved to be another positive month for RBC Global Asset Management," said Doug Coulter, president of RBC Global Asset Management Inc. "As a result of advisor and investor appetite for income-generating products, the BlueBay Global Convertible Bond Fund saw strong inflows of assets throughout the month. Launched in November 2012, this Fund provides a high-yield alternative for investors seeking to combine the security of bonds with the upside potential of equities."
Sales results information is based on preliminary data from the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC).
About RBC Global Asset Management and RBC Wealth Management
RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and includes institutional money managers BlueBay Asset Management, Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management and RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.). RBC GAM is a provider of global investment management services and solutions to individual, high-net-worth and institutional investors through exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, pooled funds, separate accounts and specialty investment strategies. RBC GAM group of companies manage more than $290 billion in assets and have approximately 1,000 employees located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
RBC Global Asset Management is part of RBC Wealth Management , which is one of the world's top 10 largest wealth managers*. RBC Wealth Management directly serves affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia with a full suite of banking, 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, through its RBC Global Asset Management business (which includes BlueBay Asset Management). RBC Wealth Management has more than C$615 billion of assets under administration, more than C$373 billion of assets under management and over 4,400 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers, and trust officers. For more information, please visit www.rbcwealthmanagement.com .
*Scorpio Partnership Global Private Banking KPI Benchmark 2013. In the United States, securities are offered through RBC Wealth Management, a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.
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For more information, contact:
Matt Gierasimczuk, RBC GAM Communications, 416-974-2124
Leah Commisso RBC GAM Media Relations, 416-955-6498