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Royal Bank Plaza

200 Bay Street

Toronto, ON




vestor & Treasury Services This segment serves the needs of institutional investing clients by providing asset servicing, custodial, advisory, financing and other services to safeguard client assets, maximize liquidity and manage risk in multiple jurisdictions around the world. The company also provides short-term funding and liquidity management. It is a custodian with a network of offices across North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. The company also operates as a specialist provider with a focus on asset managers offering offshore fund structures in Luxembourg and Ireland, and alternative asset managers of real estate and private equity funds. Its transaction banking business is a major provider of Canadian dollar cash management, correspondent banking, and trade finance for financial institutions worldwide. Capital Markets This segment provides public and private companies, institutional investors, governments and central banks worldwide with a range of capital markets products and services across its two main business lines, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Global Markets. In North America, the company offers a suite of products and services, which include corporate and investment banking, equity and debt origination and distribution, and structuring and trading. Outside North America, the company offers a diversified set of capabilities in its key sectors of expertise, such as energy, mining and infrastructure, and it has a presence in industrial, consumer and healthcare in Europe. Corporate and Investment Banking comprises the company’s corporate lending, loan syndications, debt and equity origination, M&A advisory services, private equity, research, client securitization and the global credit businesses. Global Markets comprises the company’s fixed income, foreign exchange, equity sales and trading, repos and secured financing and commodities businesses. The company’s legacy portfolio is grouped under Other. Other includes the company’s legacy portfolio, which consists of its bank-owned life insurance stable value products, U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities, U.S. auction rate securities and structured rates in Asia. Customers The company serves approximately 16 million personal, business, public sector, and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 36 other countries. Discontinued Operations In July 2016, the company completed the sale of RBC General Insurance Company to Aviva Canada Inc. (Aviva), which involved the sale of its home and auto insurance manufacturing business, and included a 15-year strategic distribution agreement between RBC Insurance and Aviva. Seasonality The first quarter (year ended October 31, 2016) has historically been seasonally stronger for the company’s capital markets businesses. The second quarter has fewer days than the other quarters, which generally results in a decrease in net interest income and certain expense items. The third and fourth quarters include the summer months, which results in lower client activity and might negatively impact the results of its capital markets, brokerage and investment management businesses. Trademarks The company’s trademarks include the LION & GLOBE symbol, ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, RBC, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, RBC CAPITAL TRUST, RBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT, RBC INSURANCE, RBC REWARDS, RBC SUBORDINATED NOTES TRUST, RBC TSNs, RBC TruCS, RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT, DIGITALLY ENABLED RELATIONSHIP BANK, ROYAL CREDIT LINE, and YOURTERM. History The company was founded as Merchants Bank in 1864 and was incorporated under the ‘Act to Incorporate the Merchants Bank of Halifax’ assented to June 1869. The company changed its name to The Royal Bank of Canada in 1901 and to Royal Bank of Canada in 1990.


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