Vice President, Head of Investment Solution
Karen is the Vice President and Head of Investment Solutions at RBC Global Asset Management. She leads the product strategy team for the individual investor business whose goal is to develop, manage and support a wide range of investment solutions for private clients globally through multiple distribution channels.
She recently moved into her current role after being Vice President and Head of Advisor Channel Sales at RBC GAM since 2009, where she was responsible for national sales strategy and overall business development of solutions in the advisor channel, managing a team of more than 55 sales professionals.
Karen began her career as an Investment Advisor for over five years at CIBC Wood Gundy in Calgary. In 2000, she spent three years with RBC as a Regional Managed Products Specialist for the Prairie Region. In early 2004, Karen moved to Toronto to accept the role of Program Manager for Guided Portfolios, Parameters and Focue Funds with RBC GAM. Later, she assumed responsibility for the Estate and Financial Planning Services team.
A native of Alberta, Karen graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree focused in Finance. She has a strong passion for leadership, investor education and mentorship centered on how women can grow and thrive in the asset management world.