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RBC Global Asset Management receives top honours and multiple fund awards at Lipper Fund Awards for seven consecutive years

RBC Global Asset Management receives top honours and multiple fund awards at Lipper Fund Awards for seven consecutive years

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC Global Asset Management Inc. today announced that Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management (PH&N), a division of the company, captured two of the top four Lipper Group Awards: Best Funds Group Overall and Best Bond Funds Group, at the 2013 Lipper Fund Awards. In addition, RBC Global Asset Management received 12 individual fund awards.

PH&N also won the Best Funds Group Overall award in 2010, 2011, and 2012. RBC Global Asset Management received this recognition in 2007 and 2008. PH&N has won the Best Bond Funds Group award in all years since 2007, except in 2009 when RBC Global Asset Management received the recognition.

"We are honoured to be recognized among our peers in the industry. It is remarkable to receive top Lipper Group Awards seven years in a row, and certainly gratifying to receive multiple individual distinctions, but our focus remains on delivering solid and consistent risk-adjusted returns for our clients, first and foremost," said Dan Chornous, chief investment officer of RBC Global Asset Management. "Our teams are committed to this, and it is their dedication that has built our tradition of investment excellence."

The Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds and fund management firms that have delivered strong consistent performance. RBC Global Asset Management received the following individual fund awards.


             LIPPER LIPPER

PH&N High Yield Bond Fund       High Yield     Best   2008,

Fixed Fund 2009,

Income 10 2010,

             Years  2011,

PH&N Short-Term Bond & Mortgage Canadian Short Best   2010,
Fund                            Term Fixed     Fund   2011,

Income 3, 5 & 2012


RBC Canadian Equity Income Fund  Canadian       Best   2011,

Dividend Fund 3 2012

& Income & 5

Equity Years

RBC Global Corporate Bond Fund Global Fixed Best 2012

Income Fund 3


RBC Global High Yield Bond Fund High Yield Best 2011,

Fixed Fund 3 2012

Income & 5


RBC Global Precious Metals Fund Precious Best 2009,

Metals Fund 2012

Equity 10


RBC Monthly Income Fund Canadian Best 2010,

Neutral Fund 2011

Balanced 10


RBC O'Shaughnessy All-Canadian   Canadian       Best   2011
Equity Fund                      Equity         Fund 3

The 2013 Lipper Fund Awards are part of a global program held in 23 countries 
to highlight funds and fund families that excel in delivering consistently 
strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. Lipper, a Thomson 
Reuters company, is a global leader in supplying mutual fund information, 
analytical tools and commentary. The Lipper Fund Awards recognizes funds by 
individual classifications for the three-, five-, and 10-year periods. The 
Lipper Group Awards are determined by the high average scores of fund families 
during the three-year time period.

About RBC Global Asset Management and RBC Wealth 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, 
Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management and RBC Global Asset Management 
(U.S.). RBC GAM is a provider of global investment management services and 
solutions to individual, high-net-worth and institutional investors through 
exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, pooled funds, separate 
accounts and specialty investment strategies. RBC GAM group of companies 
manage more than $270 billion in assets and have approximately 1,000 employees 
located across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

RBC Global Asset Management is part of RBC Wealth Management, which 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$577 
billion of assets under administration, more than C$339 billion of assets 
under management and approximately 4,300 financial consultants, advisors, 
private bankers and trust officers.

Yen To, RBC GAM Communications, 416 955-5916 Leah Commisso, RBC GAM Media 
Relations, 416 955-6498


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