Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada

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Retail & Commercial Banking
Accounting & Financial Services
Holding Companies
Consumer Finance

Company Description

Royal Bank of Canada engages in the provision of banking and financial solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, Investor and Treasury Services, Capital Markets, and Corporate Support. The Personal and Commercial Banking segment comprises personal banking operations and certain retail investment businesses. The Wealth Management segment serves affluent, high net worth and ultra high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, and selected regions outside North America with a full suite of investment, trust and other wealth management solutions and businesses that provide asset management products and services. The Insurance segment refers to a range of life, health, home, auto, travel, wealth, group, and reinsurance products. The Investor and Treasury Services segment offers custodial, advisory, financing and other services for clients to safeguard assets, maximize liquidity, and manage risk in multiple jurisdictions. The Capital Markets segment includes services among public and private companies, institutional investors, governments and central banks globally with a wide range of capital markets products and services. The company was founded by J. W. Merkell, Edward Kenny, T. C. Kinnear, James B. Duffus, William Cunard, John Tobin, George P. Mitchell and Jeremiah Northup in 1864 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer

Chief Risk Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Group Head, Technology & Operations

Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking

Group Head, Wealth Management & Insurance

Group Head, RBC Capital Markets & RBC Investor & Treasury Services

Chief Administrative Officer

Board of Directors

President at 3900 WA Associates LLC

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Fiserv, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Co-Chief Executive Officer at MIO Partners, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health at McGill University - Faculty of Medicine

Senior Vice President of Global Industries, Clients, Platforms & Blockchain at International Business Machines Corporation

Chief Executive Officer at Royal Bank of Canada

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Rio Tinto Alcan, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Fincentric Corp.

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Verifone Systems, Inc. /Private Group, Francisco Partners Management LP purchase VeriFone Systems, Inc.

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Royal Bank of Canada, City National Bank (Los Angeles, California) purchase Exactuals LLC from TTV Capital LLC, Stanford University (Venture Capital), Temerity Capital Partners LLC, S-Cubed Capital LLC, Palo Alto Venture Partners LLC

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Advised onRoyal Bank of Canada purchases City National Corp. (California)

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Advised onRoyal Bank of Canada raised money in a private placement transaction


Advised onRoyal Bank of Canada purchases Centura Banks, Inc.

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Advised onRoyal Bank of Canada purchases City National Corp. (California)

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Advised onKKR & Co., Inc. purchases Brickman Group Holdings, Inc. from LGP Management, Inc.

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Advised onGlobal Infrastructure Management LLC, Ivy Bidco Ltd. purchase Gatwick Airport Ltd. from Grupo Ferrovial SA

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Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer at The Travelers Cos., Inc.

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Managing Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP


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