Head, Portfolio Advisory Group – U.S.
Janet Engels, a veteran of the securities industry for over 35 years, is head of the Portfolio Advisory Group – U.S., managing the U.S. Equities, Fixed Income Strategies and Managed Portfolio Solutions teams. In this role, Janet oversees advisory support for RBC Wealth Management – U.S. financial advisors, including investment strategy, portfolio construction and security selection. She also oversees the management of a wide range of discretionary portfolios offered on the Investment Advisory platform. Janet is the chair of the U.S. Investment Committee. Previously, she founded RBC Wealth Management’s Global Portfolio Advisory Committee (GPAC) and served as its co-chair.
Janet is a much sought-after speaker at client seminars throughout the United States. She has appeared on national (CNBC, Fox Business and MSNBC) and local television stations and has been quoted in leading industry publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Reuters.
Her career began in the equity research department of Tucker Anthony in the early 1980s, where she helped establish the firm’s Equity Strategies group. She later served as director of equity strategies at Tucker Anthony and as director of equity research for its sister firm, San Francisco-based Sutro & Co.
Following RBC Wealth Management’s acquisition of Tucker Anthony in 2002, Janet was the director of U.S. Equities for the Portfolio Advisory Group until January 2018, when she was named head of the Portfolio Advisory Group – U.S.
In 2016, Profiles in Diversity Journal named Janet to its “Women Worth Watching” list in recognition of her leadership, achievements and positive influence on RBC. Janet exemplifies RBC’s commitment to diversity and is a past recipient of RBC Wealth Management’s “Irv Weiser Diversity Award.” She was honored for her commitment to events and speaking engagements in support and education of women and increasing awareness about people with disabilities.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.