RBC Wealth Management's global strength recognized with three Private Banker International awards

RBC Wealth Management's global strength recognized with three Private Banker 
International awards 
Outstanding Private Bank North America
Outstanding Wealth Planning & Trust Provider
Lifetime Achievement Award for Deputy Chairman Michael Lagopoulos 
TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of 
Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE), is pleased to have earned three major awards - 
more than any other wealth manager - in the 2012 Private Banker International 
Global Wealth Awards. RBC Wealth Management was recognized as "Outstanding 
Private Bank North America", "Outstanding Wealth Planning & Trust Provider" 
and received a "Lifetime Achievement" award recognizing the contributions of 
Deputy Chairman Michael Lagopoulos. The global business was also a finalist 
for "Outstanding Private Bank - Latin America." The awards were presented 
today at a gala dinner in Singapore. 
"We are extremely proud to see RBC Wealth Management recognized for its 
strength, global expertise and commitment to delivering integrated advice and 
solutions to meet the needs of our global high net worth and ultra high net 
worth clients," said George Lewis, group head, RBC Wealth Management. "This 
combination of awards is reflective of our leading position in North America, 
our unparalleled global planning and trust capabilities and the quality and 
commitment of our people." 
Nicholas Moody, Editor, Private Banker International, noted RBC Wealth 
Management's resilience in the face of a challenging economic environment, 
saying: "Amidst the global financial turmoil of the past five years, RBC 
Wealth Management's strength and stability have proven to be winning qualities 
among clients and provide it with a solid base tocontinue expanding its 
operations internationally." 
Commenting on his lifetime achievement award, Lagopoulos said, "I feel 
fortunate to have had a long and varied career with RBC and am honoured to 
receive this generous acknowledgement by my peers in the industry." Lagopoulos 
recently announced his retirement as Deputy Chairman, RBC Wealth Management 
after a 26-year career at RBC. 
The Private Banker International Global Wealth Awards are regarded as one of 
the most prestigious in the industry, voted by the industry for the industry. 
They aim to recognize best-in-class institutions and provide objective 
benchmarks for the global private banking and wealth management business. The 
results are based on selections by Private Banker International's advisory 
board of independent wealth management specialists. 
RBC Wealth Management was recognized in July 2012 as the world's sixth largest 
Global Wealth Manager by Scorpio Partnership's Global Private Banking 
Benchmark 2012, an annual survey of the global wealth industry. 
About RBC Wealth Management RBC Wealth Management is one of the world's top 10 
largest wealth managers. RBC Wealth Management directly serves affluent, 
high-net-worth and ultra high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, 
Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia with a full suite of 
banking, investment, trust and other wealth management solutions. The business 
also provides asset management products and services directly and through RBC 
and third-party distributors to institutional and individual clients, through 
its RBC Global Asset Management business (which includes BlueBay Asset 
Management). RBC Wealth Management has more than C$562 billion of assets under 
administration, more than C$324 billion of assets under management and 
approximately 4,300 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers and trust 
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under 
the master brand name RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as measured by assets 
and market capitalization, and are among the largest banks in the world, based 
on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified 
financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, 
wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and 
investor services on a global basis. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and 
part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public 
sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 51 
other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com. 
Media Enquiries: 
North America: Claire Holland, RBC Wealth Management, 
Europe/Caribbean: Paul French, RBC Wealth Management, +44 (0) 20 7002 
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