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RBC Investor & Treasury Services wins Custody Risk’s “Real Estate Fund Administrator of the Year” title

LONDON, November 19, 2014 -  RBC Investor & Treasury Services, part of Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced it has won the Real Estate Fund Administrator of the Year title at the Custody Risk European Awards 2014. The prestigious awards recognise important contributions to the European custody, technology and fund administration industry over the year and are judged by an independent panel of experts from across the financial services industry.

RBC Investor & Treasury Services was recognised for the quality and consistency of its real estate fund administration services, which it provides to over 100 real estate fund managers covering a wide range of real estate investment strategies, including office, industrial, retail, residential and infrastructure portfolios. With over US$46 Billion under administration, RBC is the top fund administrator in Luxembourg and is well-positioned with strong capabilities in 12 further jurisdictions globally.

Sébastien Danloy, Managing Director, Continental Europe and Offshore, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, said: “We continue to develop our administration services in alternatives as asset managers and institutional investors increasingly invest in the asset class. With nearly 40 per cent market share in Luxembourg alone, our expertise in real estate fund administration is a strong differentiator for us and we are pleased to have received recognition for it in one of the industry’s leading awards programmes.”

About RBC Investor & Treasury Services
RBC Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) is a leading specialist provider of asset servicing, custody, payments and treasury services for financial and other institutional investors worldwide. We serve clients from 18 locations across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. We deliver custodial, advisory, financing and other services to safeguard clients’ assets, maximize liquidity and manage risk in multiple jurisdictions. RBC I&TS is ranked among the world’s top 10 global asset servicing businesses, with CAD 3.54 trillion (USD 3.25 trillion in client assets under administration (as at July 31, 2014).

About RBC
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