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RBC Global Asset Management Inc. announces March sales results for RBC Funds and PH&N Funds

Thursday, April 04, 2013

RBC Global Asset Management Inc. announces March sales results for RBC Funds and PH&N Funds

09:00 EDT Thursday, April 04, 2013

TORONTO, April 4, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC Global Asset Management Inc. today announced March net sales of $882 million. Long-term funds had net sales of $949 million and money market funds had net redemptions of $68 million. Assets under management increased by 1.0 per cent.

"At the close of another successful RRSP season, we are pleased to see such strong levels of sales as we continued to capture a significant portion of industry long-term mutual fund net sales," said Doug Coulter, president of RBC Global Asset Management Inc. "With recent trends in global markets, clients appear to be taking the opportunity to evaluate and rebalance their portfolios to ensure that their investment goals are being achieved. Notably, our selection of balanced products including RBC Select Portfolios and the PH&N Monthly Income Fund saw steady inflows throughout the month of March."

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 $280 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$593 billion of assets under administration, more than C$353 billion of assets under management and approximately 4,300 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers and trust officers.

SOURCE: RBC

For further information:

Jeff Keay, RBC GAM Communications, 416 955-0577
Leah Commisso, RBC GAM Media Relations, 416 955-6498

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