TORONTO, April 5, 2018 /CNW/ - RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM Inc.) today announced March mutual fund net sales of $418 million. Long-term funds had net sales of $329 million and money market funds had net sales of $89 million. Mutual fund assets under management increased by 0.2 percent.
"As market volatility has increased in 2018, many Canadian investors are looking for solutions to help diversify their portfolios, including exposure to markets outside of North America," said Doug Coulter, President of RBC Global Asset Management Inc. "As an example, investors and advisors have shown strong interest in the RBC Emerging Markets Equity Fund, which recently passed $4 billion in assets."
RBC GAM Inc. also reported ETF sales of $417 million for the first quarter of calendar 2018. ETF assets under management increased to $5.1 billion, and RBC GAM Inc. is now the fifth-largest ETF provider in Canada.
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.
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About RBC Global Asset 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 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 approximately $425 billion in assets and have approximately 1,400 employees located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
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