Two industry leaders joining forces

Through the combined strength of Canada’s largest asset manager and the world’s largest ETF provider, you can now access an industry-leading lineup of ETF solutions and world-class investment management capabilities, all in one place.

Background

In January 2019, RBC Global Asset Management and BlackRock Canada announced a strategic alliance that will deliver the most comprehensive ETF offering in the Canadian marketplace. This alliance will deliver value to Canadian investors by bringing them an unparalleled breadth of ETF products, exceptional client service, and world-class investment talent. Specialized services will also be provided to third-party discretionary portfolio managers, advisors and institutions, including capital markets support, portfolio construction resources, and dedicated ETF strategists.

150+ comprehensive ETF lineup
100+ sales, service and product specialists
300+ investment professionals globally

About iShares and BlackRock

iShares unlocks opportunity across markets to meet the evolving needs of investors. With more than twenty years of experience, a global line-up of 800+ ETFs and US$1.8 trillion in assets under management (as of September 30, 2018), iShares continues to drive progress for the financial industry. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm in the world.

BlackRock is a global investment management and technology solutions firm that manages over US$6.44 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide (as of September 30, 2018). Through its institutional client and iShares businesses, and growing technology and advisory services, BlackRock Canada helps a wide range of investors build better financial futures. The BlackRock Canada team is focused on sharing the very best of our firm’s global capabilities and local expertise with our Canadian clients.

About RBC Global Asset Management

RBC Global Asset Management {RBC GAM} is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and includes BlueBay Asset Management and Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management. RBC GAM is a provider of global investment management services and solutions to institutional, high-net-worth and individual investors through separate accounts, pooled funds, mutual funds, hedge funds, exchange-traded funds and specialty investment strategies. With over 300 investment professionals and 1,300 employees located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, RBC GAM delivers investment excellence through a combination of focused expertise, deep experience, broad reach and award-winning investment management. Backed by the strength and experience of our global investment management team, RBC ETFs are designed to meet clients’ income, diversification and risk management needs. RBC ETFs provide exposure to major asset classes, sectors and geographic regions across multiple management styles.