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RBC Global Asset Management has launched four equity funds that offer exposure to international markets.

The funds were created since “Canadians [are] looking for investment opportunities [across] a variety of different geographies,” says Dan Chornous, CIO of RBC GAM. The details of each fund are as follows.

RBC Global Equity Fund: It primarily invests in equity securities of large global companies, and is suitable for those planning to hold investments over the long term. RBC GAM’s London-based team global equity team will manage the offering.

RBC U.S. Equity Value Fund: It invests primarily in high-quality companies that are trading at attractive prices relative to the price of the overall market. It’s appropriate for those seeking value-based strategies that offer exposure to quality U.S. companies. RBC GAM portfolio managers Stu Kedwell and Doug Raymond are the managers.

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RBC Japanese Equity Fund: It invests in the equity securities of companies located in Japan (businesses that have principal business interests in Japan also count). It’s suitable for long-term investors seeking targeted exposure to non-domestic businesses, as well as economic and currency diversification.

RBC Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Equity Fund: It aims to provide long-term capital growth by investing in equity securities of companies located in the Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan. Similar to the above fund, businesses that have principal business interest in the region also count. The Hong Kong-based Asian equity team will manage the fund.

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All funds are available to retail and institutional investors. Applicable management fees are outlined in the table below.

Fund Name Management Fee (%)
Series

A

Advisor Series

D

Series

F

Series

H

Series

I

RBC Global Equity Fund 1.85 1.85 1.10 0.85 1.70 0.70
RBC U.S. Equity Value Fund 1.75 1.75 1.00 0.75 1.60 0.60
RBC Japanese Equity Fund 1.85 1.85 1.10 0.85 1.70 0.70
RBC Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Equity Fund 1.85 1.85 1.10 0.85 1.70 0.70

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