RBC Global Asset Management Inc. announces June sales results for RBC Funds, PH&N Funds and BlueBay Funds and second quarter sales results for RBC ETFs

TORONTO, July 7, 2017 /CNW/ - RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM Inc.) today announced June mutual fund net sales of $859 million. Long-term funds had net sales of $869 million and money market funds had net redemptions of $10 million. Mutual fund assets under management decreased by 1.1 percent.

In addition, RBC GAM Inc. reported ETF sales of $370 million for the second quarter of calendar 2017. ETF assets under management increased by 13% percent to $3.2 billion.

"Canadian investors continue to trust our line-up of investment solutions in planning for their financial goals. As a result, this past month exceeded all previous June long-term mutual fund and ETF net sales," said Doug Coulter, president of RBC GAM Inc. "Investors and advisors appear interested in diversifying their portfolios by adding exposure to emerging markets. We are pleased to offer global solutions such as the RBC Emerging Markets Equity Fund, which recently surpassed $3 billion in assets under management."

Mutual fund sales results information is based on preliminary data from the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) and only include Canadian prospectus qualified mutual funds.

Please consult your advisor and read the prospectus or Fund Facts document before investing. There may be commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses associated with mutual fund investments. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. RBC Funds, BlueBay Funds and PH&N Funds are offered by RBC GAM Inc. and distributed through authorized dealers.

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Please read the applicable prospectus or Fund Facts document before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. ETF units are bought and sold at market price on a stock exchange and brokerage commissions will reduce returns. RBC ETFs do not seek to return any predetermined amount at maturity. Index returns do not represent RBC ETF returns. RBC ETFs are managed by RBC GAM Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada.

About RBC Global Asset Management
RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and includes RBC GAM Inc. and institutional money managers 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. The RBC GAM group of companies manage more than $400 billion in assets and have approximately 1,400 employees located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

SOURCE RBC Global Asset Management Inc.

For further information: Leah Commisso, RBC GAM Corporate Communications, 416-955-6498, leah.commisso@rbc.com

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