Head, RBC Wealth Management - Canada
Chairman and CEO The Royal Trust Company
As head of RBC Wealth Management Canada, David Agnew is responsible for leading the strategic direction for each of RBC's wealth management businesses in Canada: RBC Dominion Securities, RBC PH&N Investment Counsel, RBC Estate & Trust Services, Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, RBC Wealth Management Services and RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Agnew began his career with RBC in 1985 as an investment advisor in Montreal. He advanced through progressive management appointments in RBC Dominion Securities before being named its national director in 2003 and chief executive officer in 2008. Agnew assumed expanded responsibilities in 2010 as chief executive officer of RBC Wealth Management Canada and is leading its strategic growth plans to increase revenue, market share and profitability.
He is an active member of the RBC leadership team as co-chair of RBC's Canadian Distribution Steering Committee, chairman and CEO of the Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, chairman of RBC Private Counsel Inc. and RBC Private Counsel U.S.A., and director of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
Agnew holds a Baccalaureate degree from Concordia University and is a graduate of the Queen's University Executive Program. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Golf Canada Foundation.