About RBC Wealth Management

Your values, needs and goals are unique. We take the time to understand them so we can create a strategic wealth plan that reflects what’s important to you.

At RBC Wealth Management, we believe the greatest returns are realized when you grow more than wealth. Your aspirations may involve your family, your business or the legacy you want to leave, and they may require international insight. We can help you navigate opportunities, changes and challenges as they happen – across borders and generations.

Our history – from 1869 to today

The very beginning
In 1869, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), originally known as Merchants’ Bank of Halifax, was incorporated in Nova Scotia.

1901 – a bond-focused start

Established in Toronto, the early wealth management business focused on government and municipal bonds and began to expand leading up to the First World War.

1910 – crossing the pond

RBC’s international expansion gathers pace with the opening of an office in London, England.

1950 to 1958

1950 – Canadian presence
By the 1950s, wealth management branches were operating in all of the principal cities in Canada.

1958 – expanding into Asia
RBC establishes operations in Hong Kong, becoming the first Canadian bank to be represented in Asia.

1962 to 1975

1962 – international growth
RBC extends its footprint into Jersey – the largest of the Channel Islands and, at the time, a fledgling but growing finance centre.

1975 – growth in Asia
Singapore operations were established.

1981 to 2001

1981 – further growth in Asia
RBC opens a representative office in Beijing.

2001 – U.S. growth
Expanded North American presence with the acquisition of U.S.-based investment firms Dain Rauscher and Tucker Anthony Sutro.

2015 – more capabilities in the U.S.

RBC expanded its footprint in private and commercial banking and wealth management in the U.S., with its $5 billion acquisition of L.A.-based City National Bank.

Today – helping clients thrive and communities prosper

We serve the wealth management needs of more than 800,000 clients in Asia, Canada, the U.S. and the British Isles with client assets exceeding C$1.3 trillion.


Clients rely on our in-depth knowledge and experience to help achieve their goals. Our customized approach includes top-tier investment insights, proactive solutions and personal, dedicated support from a global professional team.

As an RBC Wealth Management client, you also have access to a network of accredited legal, tax, insurance and accounting professionals who bring local and global proficiency to your unique needs.

Every step of the way, we help you make informed decisions based on your needs, our insights and analysis of factors and trends.


At RBC Wealth Management, wealth refers to more than a person’s finances. It also includes a sense of well-being, belonging and prosperity in the communities where we live and work.

Everything we do has an impact – our teams, colleagues and clients work together on charitable initiatives to help make a difference. Our efforts focus on key areas to encourage and empower our communities.

We look for opportunities to lend our time, talent and resources to inspire positive change.

RBC’s first in-person Race for the Kids in Singapore raises thousands for children’s charity


The race took place alongside the Singapore Children’s Society’s Walk for Our Children.

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