Eric Lascelles

Chief Economist
RBC Global Asset Management Inc.

Eric Lascelles

Chief Economist
RBC Global Asset Management Inc.

As chief economist for RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM), Eric Lascelles maintains the firm's global economic forecast and advises its portfolio managers on key themes and risks. Lascelles is also a member of the RBC Investment Strategy Committee (RISC), which is responsible for the firm's global asset mix recommendations.

Lascelles makes regular presentations both within and outside of RBC GAM. He is also a frequent media commentator on global economic and financial trends, appearing regularly on CNBC, BNN and other networks. Lascelles’s written editorials have appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.

Prior to joining RBC GAM, Lascelles spent close to a decade at another large financial institution. Before that, he was a researcher at Statistics Canada. Externally, he serves on the C.D. Howe Institute's Business Cycle Council, the group that dates recessions and other economic turning points in Canada. He’s also on the board of the Toronto Association of Business and Economics.

Lascelles holds a graduate degree in Economics from Queen's University as well as a Bachelor of Economics from Princeton University.

Eric Lascelles's content

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Investing

Adapting investment strategy to the negative yield environment

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The world’s cache of government bonds trading at negative yields has soared. How did this come about and how will it distort financial markets?

8 minute read
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Analysis

Tools of the trade war: How the widening rift could impact economic growth

Last updated: June 04, 2019

RBC Global Asset Management’s chief economist surveys the state of the trade war and looks at why the U.S. is targeting China’s high-tech capability.

7 minute read
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Analysis

Our ingenuity will revive growth in global productivity – eventually

Why productivity’s prospects, and its effect on the global economy, remain the subject of fierce debate.

3 minute read
 

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