Chief Investment Officer
Dan is the Chief Investment Officer of RBC Global Asset Management, and a member of the RBC Global Asset Management’s Executive Committee. As CIO of RBC Global Asset Management, in Canada Dan is responsible for the firm’s overall direction of investment policy and fund management. He chairs the RBC Investment Strategy Committee, the group responsible for global asset mix recommendations and portfolio construction for use in RBC Wealth Managements’ key client groups including RBC Dominion Securities and RBC Phillips, Hager & North Investment Counsel; and he also chairs the PH&N IM Asset Mix Committee, the group responsible for establishing asset mix strategy for institutional clients in Canada. In addition, Dan is a member of the Boards of RBC Global Asset Management Inc., of BlueBay Asset Management LLP and of two other RBC-affiliated companies, and is a member of the RBC Pension Investment Strategy Committee.
Dan began his career in 1980 as an analyst with a Canadian insurance company, where he held various positions before being appointed Director, Common Stock Investments. In 1987, he joined the Canadian Trend and Cycle Department at RBC Dominion Securities, where he chaired their Investment Strategy Committee and was responsible for the firm’s top-down research including its global economic, quantitative and technical research teams. He assumed the position of Chief Investment Strategist at RBC Capital Markets in 1990 and was appointed Managing Director of Research & Chief Strategist at RBC Capital Markets in 1995, a position he held until moving to RBC Global Asset Management in 2002. Dan became a CFA charterholder in 1985.
CFA (1985); BComm (Hons) (1980), University of Manitoba