TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM) today announced December net sales of $367 million. Long-term funds had net sales of $406 million and money market funds had net redemptions of $39 million. Assets under management increased by 1.1 per cent.
"It has been a strong 2013 for RBC Global Asset Management, with December seeing continued growth across our diverse line-up of funds," said Doug Coulter, president of RBC GAM. "As a result of advisor and investor interest in income-generating solutions, we saw positive inflows to the RBC Balanced Growth & Income Fund and RBC Canadian Equity Income Fund. These funds were among our top-sellers for the month."
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 $300 billion in assets and have approximately 1,100 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$639 billion of assets under administration, more than C$387 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.