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Strengthening your client relationship

Offer your clients the advantage of the leading investment management firm in the industry backed by the power of Canada’s most respected brand.


Our partnerships are a strong driver of business growth, adding approximately $5 billion assets under care each year.

Partnering initiatives:

RBC Private Banking Premier

RBC Private Banking Premier provides your clients with straightforward banking and non-complex credit solutions, while providing an elevated service experience delivered by a Premier Banking advisor. The monthly banking fee is fully rebated for eligible clients.

Business Owner Planning

A significant number of Canadian business owners are set to transition their business over the next 10 years. RBC Commercial Financial Services is committed to introducing their business owner clients to advisors who will provide guidance on succession strategies and wealth planning.

RBC Homeline Plan

RBC Retail Banking is consistently recognized as the best global retail bank and is the highest in customer satisfaction in Canada, according to JD Power’s 2018 Canada Retail Banking Study. RBC DS clients are offered preferred rates on new and switched-in mortgages and the RBC Homeline Plan (new mortgage plus home equity line of credit) from our partners in RBC Canadian Banking.

At RBC Dominion Securities, we continue to explore new joint initiatives that bring the best of RBC to our clients, where appropriate.

In addition to complete, customized wealth management solutions, your high-net-worth clients reap the rewards of being connected to a leading global financial institution through special complementary partnerships within RBC

“RBC is a financial services leader in Canada with #1 or #2 market share in all key Canadian banking product categories.”

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Ranked #1 by our advisors, year after year

RBC Dominion Securities leads the industry in advisor satisfaction, support and firm stability – for the 12th consecutive year.


Investment Advisors ranked RBC Dominion Securities the highest overall (9.4/10) among all Canadian wealth management firms in the 2018 Investment Executive Brokerage Report Card, the industry’s annual survey of advisors’ satisfaction with their firms.

In total, RBC Dominion Securities led in 31/32 categories for which a rating was calculated among bank-owned wealth management firms, including a perfect 10/10 for firm stability (the survey’s only perfect score).

The survey results reflect our focus on the significant changes facing advisors’ businesses, including digital disruption, ongoing regulatory reform, the shifting competitive landscape and higher expectations from high-net-worth clients.

How Investment Advisors rated their firms


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Custom investment solutions that work for your clients

Clients rely on us to provide expert advice and a disciplined approach to manage their portfolios. Our advisors have access to a variety of investment account structures that address the individual needs of each client.


Discretionary Account Management

Private Investment Management (PIM) is our premium level of discretionary portfolio management. Accredited portfolio managers have access to a suite of proprietary web-based tools to seamlessly manage and review their discretionary portfolios. These integrated tools allow portfolio managers to create models, bulk trade across multiple accounts, manage and view clients at the household level.

A+, our unified managed account platform, is an innovative investment platform that gives advisors convenient access to over 50 of the world’s leading internal and external investment managers, typically available only to large individual and institutional accounts, as well as a suite of more than 2,500 Mutual funds and ETF’s. Fully customizable, A+ is a sophisticated, tax-efficient portfolio that gives your clients direct ownership of individual investments in their portfolio.

Personalized client reporting

Our client reporting system allows advisors to create customized client reports quickly and easily across all DS programs in a single report.

“At RBC, you have the distinct advantage of holding both discretionary and advisory relationships with the same client.“

Non-Discretionary Account Management

Designed for clients who wish to remain involved in the day-to-day details of managing their wealth, the Advisor and Commission programs are a non-discretionary approach to investing, where the client and advisor work in partnership to reach financial goals. The Advisor program is built on a single household fee, while the commission program follows a traditional fee for transaction model.

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Delivering an unmatched wealth management experience

Our Wealth Management Services (WMS) team of more than 200 designated professionals works with advisors to provide integrated solutions and expertise to your high-net-worth clients.


Financial well-being extends far beyond portfolio performance. Our in-house teams of lawyers, accountants and financial planning professionals are dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized wealth planning guidance to your clientele.

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Expertise is offered in the areas of:


Financial Planning

Specialists develop comprehensive financial plans that include projections to determine if clients are on track to meeting their goals (e.g. includes tax, retirement, estate and risk management strategies). They also assist clients in taking a financial planning approach related to every financial decision that impacts their lives.

Estate and Trust Planning

Experts help clients determine which estate and trust solutions may be appropriate based on the family situation and objectives. They identify tax-efficient strategies for wealth transfer to chosen beneficiaries and assist clients with wealth transfer needs by providing future inheritors and the next generation with financial education.

Retirement Planning

Specialists can help with registered retirement plans, locked-in plans, defined benefit and defined contribution pensions, individual pension plans and retirement compensation arrangements.

Business Ownership Planning

Leverage the knowledge and expertise of our business owner strategists to assist business owner clients with their specialized financial needs, preparing for business succession and transition, risk management and safeguarding wealth.

Tax Planning

Tax consultants work with advisors to develop tax-efficient investment strategies to help manage risk, deduct interest and address tax preparation. They also work with advisors and clients to identify potential solutions for non-residents, executives, holding companies and corporation issues.

Charitable Giving

Experts help clients determine which charitable giving strategies are most suitable based on their objectives. They can also assist clients and their family in implementing a charitable foundation to maximize tax benefits and leave a lasting legacy.


Help your clients analyze their insurance needs to ensure they provide for loved ones in the event of disability or death and deliver creative insurance strategies to increase retirement income and create a lasting legacy.

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Making a difference in our community

A leading corporate citizen that helps clients thrive and communities prosper.


Our corporate citizenship strategy puts communities at the center of what we do. In 2017, through the RBC Foundation, RBC Dominion Securities provided $3.5MM in donations to over 1,000 charitable organizations in communities where we have a business presence.

In the past year, Canadian RBC employees and retirees volunteered 150,000 non-work hours. Our annual employee giving campaign raised more than $20 million for over 4,000 charities.

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Investing in Canadian youth

We are moving beyond financial investment by engaging the public and private sectors to make a significant impact on the lives of young Canadians. Over the next 10 years, RBC Future Launch, a $500 million commitment, will dedicate knowledge, skills and resources to bring people together to create solutions — so young people are better prepared for the future of work

Financial Literacy

In the coming years and decades, it’s estimated that approximately $400 billion will be passed down to inheritors in Canada. With this in mind, we are strengthening our focus on younger generations. The Wealth Management Financial Literacy program, designed for individuals 16 years of age and older, will allow advisor teams to educate their clients, families, and communities.

National Community Initiatives

RBC DS branches across the country support our national community partners through their volunteer efforts. Last year, we supported Habitat for Humanity, Canada Food Banks, Dress for Success and Women’s Brain Health Initiative. This is in addition to the many community organizations that our advisors support through their own personal giving.

We believe that creating positive social impact is absolutely integral to everything we do. It is fundamental to our philosophy and at the very heart of our approach to corporate giving.


RBC Race for the Kids
RBC Future Launch
Financial Literacy Education
Youth Mental Health Project


Emerging Artists Project


Canadian Olympic Committee
RBC Olympians
Team RBC (golf)
RBC Canadian Open

Grant Programs

Team RBC Grant
RBC Employee Volunteer Grant
RBC Global Citizen Award

Branch Engagement

Habitat for Humanity Builds
Local Food Banks
Volunteer/Donation Events
International Women’s Day
Engagement Events

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High-net-worth distribution – Scale, capabilities and innovation


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Opportunity to provide continuous feedback for improvement

At RBC Dominion Securities (RBC DS), you have all the advantages of the largest wealth management firm in Canada — world-class investment products, research and tools, but with a boutique-firm culture. We strive to solicit feedback and encourage thoughtful sharing through our advisory boards, ensuring voices are heard at all levels.


Comprised of advisors from across Canada, representing diverse business practices, the Dominion Securities Advisory Board (DSAB) focuses on making our advisors the best informed and most profitable in the industry. They are the link between investment advisors and the senior management and support teams.

The Board meets regularly to enhance business operations and proactively bring field issues to the attention of management.

The Managers Advisory Board (MAB) are a group of Branch Managers nationwide that aim to improve the Branch Manager experience and are motivated to make RBC DS a great place for advisors to build their business.

The MAB acts as a sounding board for various firm initiatives, strategies and policies and also shares best practices and operations at the branch level.

The Associates Advisory Board (IAAB) consists of Associates and Assistants who act as a voice for their peers, passing on concerns about operational and training issues.

The IAAB are also consulted on operational initiatives that impact client service to obtain feedback drawn from their unique perspectives.

Furthermore, there are many other established Advisory Boards that provide vehicles for communication, collaboration and development of all functions at RBC DS.

“I have been privileged to be a part of the DS Advisory Board for the past two years. We are lucky, despite our large size, to have a culture where our executive team is very accessible and responsive to our feedback. Our ideas and feedback are not only welcomed, but in many cases our advice is solicited in the early stages of major initiatives. The advisory boards provide a formal avenue for all employees to provide feedback directly to the firm’s decision makers. This collective voice provides unique insight and valuable information that will allow RBC DS to be highly adaptable and a continued leader in our industry.”

– Michelle Vickers, Vice President and Portfolio Manager; Chair DSAB

Blake Simpson

Vice-President & Branch Manager

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