National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions (NI 31-103) requires a registered firm to disclose certain information to each of its clients. If you are a portfolio management client of RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM Inc.), RBC GAM Inc. has already provided much of the disclosure information that is now required by NI 31-103 within the terms of the investment management agreement that you have entered with it or in the schedules attached to that agreement. The specific information that must be disclosed to a client includes a list of issuers who are related or connected issuers to RBC GAM Inc.
The RBC Funds, the RBC Corporate Class Funds, the RBC ETFs, the PH&N Funds and the BlueBay Funds are all connected issuers of RBC GAM Inc. Other mutual funds or pooled funds managed or advised by RBC GAM Inc. or its respective associates and affiliates, are also connected issuers of RBC GAM Inc. iShares ETFs managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”) are connected issuers of RBC GAM Inc. effective January 8, 2019, following the announcement of a strategic alliance between RBC GAM Inc. and BlackRock Canada. For more information about the strategic alliance, please visit www.rbcishares.com. For a list of the current connected issuers of RBC GAM Inc., other than the issuers referred to here, please see the additional links on this page.