RBC Global Low Volatility Equity

Bill Tilford

Bill Tilford

Head of Quantitative Investments

Bill is Head of Quantitative Investments at RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM). He has been working in the investment industry since 1986.

Prior to joining RBC GAM, Bill was Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Securities (Public Market Investments) at a federal Crown corporation, where he managed one of the world's largest Global market neutral/overlay portfolios using fundamental and quantitative strategies in both equity and corporate credit markets. For 12 years, he was a partner at a large Canadian asset manager, where he helped lead a quantitative investment team that managed core and style-tilted funds in the U.S. and Canada. Bill has also held senior positions at two large Canadian brokerage firms.

He obtained a Master's in Mathematics (Statistics and Finance) in 1992 and a Bachelor of Mathematics (Hons) in 1988 - both from the University of Waterloo.


Julian Douglass

Julian Douglass

Head of Research, Quantitative Investments

Julian is a quantitative research manager on the Quantitative Investments team at RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM).

Before joining RBC GAM in 2013, Julian engaged in research and analysis supporting actively managed equity strategies for a major Canadian pension fund. In this role, he contributed in areas such as portfolio optimization, strategy back testing, global tactical asset allocation and developing quantitative models. Julian joined the industry in 1999 as a quantitative analyst at one of Canada’s largest independently owned asset management firms.


Oliver McMahon, CFA

Oliver McMahon, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Investments

Oliver is a senior portfolio manager specializing in the management of quantitative equity mandates at RBC Global Asset Management Inc.

Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Oliver headed the product management team for the Canadian arm of one of the world’s largest investment management firms researching, designing, and creating new ETFs. For the prior four years, Oliver was a senior portfolio manager at the same firm, developing stock-picking models for Canadian long-only and long-short equity strategies. He began his career in London, England at a global bank responsible for managing quantitative UK and European equity strategies, and in 2003, Oliver joined a large Canadian bank as a portfolio manager implementing alpha generation and risk reduction strategies for quantitative Canadian and U.S. stock portfolios. Oliver became a CFA charterholder in 2003.


Norman So, CFA

Norman So, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Investments

Norman is a portfolio manager on the Quantitative Investments team at RBC Global Asset Management Inc. who specializes in quantitative Canadian equity mandates.

Norman’s focus is on researching, designing, and managing investment solutions that are rooted in quantitative discipline. Prior to joining the Quantitative Investments team, Norman facilitated the development of quantitative resources for research initiatives within the Quantitative Research Group (QRG) at PH&N Investment Management. He joined the firm in 2004 and became a CFA charterholder in 2007.