RBC Wealth Management’s British Isles Trust and Fiduciary Services business has been recognised for its excellence by two prestigious industry bodies, winning UK Offshore Trust Company of the Year at the Citywealth Offshore Awards 2012 and featuring in Private Client Practitioner’s list of the Top 25 Most Admired Companies.

Announced on 25 January 2012, the Citywealth Offshore Awards highlight excellence shown by advisors and managers in the private wealth sector in major offshore jurisdictions, including the Channel Islands, Switzerland and Caribbean. Winners were selected by a judging panel, following a vote by clients, advisers and peers of the shortlisted firms. Announced on 24 January 2012, Private Client Practitioner’s Top 25 Most Admired Companies celebrates the UK’s biggest and most successful private client-centric advisory businesses. A wide range of professional services industries competed for the award, including law firms, accountancy firms, trust companies and international financial advisory services. The final list was selected by a judging panel following a vote of subscribers of eprivateclient and sister site thewealthnet.

Paul Patterson, Head of Global Trust, RBC Wealth Management commented: “Our inclusion on Private Client Practitioner’s Top 25 Most Admired Companies list for the second successive year and our winning of the Citywealth UK Offshore Trust Company of the Year award is credit to our talented teams, the quality of RBC’s trust offering and our commitment to building a successful and responsible business. “Being admired is about more than being highly profitable and producing impressive business figures. Clients increasingly expect more than just a high standard of service. They are paying closer attention to a company’s values than ever before, taking into consideration such factors as the opportunities available to employees in areas such as training and personal development and whether they are good corporate citizens in the communities in which they operate.”

For more information, please contact:
Paul French, Communications, RBC Wealth Management, +44 (0)20 7002 2013
Timi Oni, Communications, RBC Wealth Management +44 (0)207 653 4516

About RBC Wealth Management
RBC Wealth Management is one of the world’s top 10 largest wealth managers. RBC Wealth Management directly serves affluent, high-net-worth and ultra high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia with a full suite of banking, investment, trust and other wealth management solutions. The business also provides asset management products and services directly and through RBC and third-party distributors to institutional and individual clients, through its RBC Global Asset Management business (which includes BlueBay Asset Management).
RBC Wealth Management has more than C$525 billion of assets under administration, more than C$305 billion of assets under management and approximately 4,300 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers and trust officers. About RBC Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We are one of Canada’s largest banks as measured by assets and market capitalization, and are among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis. We employ approximately 74,000 full- and part-time employees who serve close to 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 56 other countries.
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