Last updated: 06:03 / Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Led by Habib Subjally

RBC Global Asset Management Adds New Global Equity Team in London

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RBC Global Asset Management Adds New Global Equity Team in London
  • The team joins from First State Investments
  • The core of his team has worked together for the last 7 years, with an average tenure of 16 years

RBC Global Asset Management has announced the addition of 10 global equity specialists to its investment management team at RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited in London. The team of specialists, led by Habib Subjally, join from First State Investments (UK) Limited where they previously managed US$2.5 billion in a variety of global equity strategies for institutions and private clients over the past eight years.

Mr. Subjally will assume the position of senior portfolio manager and head of Global Equities. Neil Abbott, Luis Benoliel, Marcus Lun, Jeremy Richardson, Julie Thomas, Dag Wetterwald, Perry Winfield and Ben Yeoh are joining as senior portfolio managers, and Romain Scampini will join as portfolio manager.

"These expanded capabilities complement our existing breadth and depth of expertise across a wide range of global mandates," said John Montalbano, chief executive officer, RBC GAM. "The addition of this team brings considerable new strength to RBC Global Asset Management's expertise in global equity management."

Over the past eight years, Mr. Subjally was head of Global Equities and led the global equity team at First State Investments. He holds a Bachelors degree from the London School of Economics and the Chartered Accountant and ASIP designations. The core of his team has worked together for the last seven years, with an average tenure of 16 years in the industry.

"RBC GAM's investment approach is characterized by fundamental research and rigorous discipline, along with a focus on risk management and portfolio construction, all within a team-oriented structure," said Dan Chornous, chief investment officer, RBC Global Asset Management Inc.

The new global equity team joins investment professionals at RBC GAM-UK specializing in emerging markets and European equities, as well as global and emerging markets fixed income. In total, the London office currently comprises 34 investment professionals and staff (including five from the new global equity group). That number will grow to 39 when Mr. Subjally and the remaining members join in early March.

"As a global organization with over C$300 billion in assets under management, RBC GAM is committed to continually growing our capabilities," said Mr. Montalbano. "Our growth trajectory - including organic growth as well as acquisitions such as BlueBay Asset Management in 2010 - reflects our commitment to bringing world-class expertise to our investment solutions and, ultimately, to our clients."

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RBC Global Asset Management is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and includes institutional money managers BlueBay Asset Management LLP, Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management, RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) Inc., and RBC Global Asset Management (U.K.) Limited. RBC GAM group of companies manage more than C$300 billion in assets. RBC Global Asset Management is part of RBC Wealth Management, with more than C$639 billion of assets under administration and more than C$387 billion of assets under management.

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