MINNEAPOLIS (June 13, 2016) – Former Blackrock Director Kim Mickelson has joined RBC Wealth Management-U.S. as head of the firm’s retirement and fund solutions group. In that role she will oversee product management teams covering mutual funds, ETFs, closed-end funds, 529s, annuities, IRAs and other individual and institutional retirement solutions.

At Blackrock, Mickelson served as a director in the U.S. Wealth Advisory Group, working with wholesalers, national account managers and wirehouse executives on incorporating Blackrock’s value-add programs, fund and ETF capabilities into their strategy. Mickelson was also a national speaker for Blackrock on topics such as Retirement Planning, Social Security Strategies and Women and Wealth. Prior to Blackrock, she worked at Ameriprise Financial as vice president of financial planning and product management.

“Kim comes to RBC Wealth Management with deep and broad knowledge in product management, retirement planning and extensive work supporting financial advisors with practice management issues,” said Mary Sumners, managing director and head of product management and strategic initiatives at RBC Wealth Management-U.S. “I am confident she will be a key leader in the growth of our product platform.”

In addition to her experience with funds, Mickelson held previous roles with responsibility for annuity product marketing and management. She started her career as a financial advisor. Mickelson holds a Bachelor’s in management from the College of St. Benedict and is pursuing a Masters in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

About RBC Wealth Management-U.S.

In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets, LLC. is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges. RBC Wealth Management has $264 billion in total client assets with 1,900 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 41 states. For more information about RBC Wealth Management-U.S., visit www.rbcwealthmanagement.com.

For more information, please contact: 

Nicole Garrison, RBC Wealth Management:
612.371.2999 or nicole.garrison@rbc.com