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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Salary: $62K - $112K

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is a Canadian multinational financial services company and the largest bank in Canada by market capitalization. The bank serves over 20 million clients and has more than 100,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1864 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, it maintains its corporate headquarters in Toronto and its head office in Montreal. RBC was the largest Canadian company by revenue and market capitalization.  The company has operations in Canada and 36 other countries, and had $1.01 trillion of assets under management in 2021. Details below.

Job Description

What is the opportunity?

As a Global Manager Research “GMR” Research Analyst at RBC, you are part of a team that provides thoughtful opinions, ratings, and ongoing due diligence of 3rd party asset managers for RBC’s global businesses and distribution platforms.  You are a part of a global investment team supporting an asset base over $400 billion USD for various platforms across the RBC enterprise.

The Retirement Analyst role within GMR will lead research and due diligence activities for Retirement Plans in supporting the U.S. retirement business at RBC, and will partner closely with Retirements Product Management team to set strategy and framework for providing enhanced services for 3(21) and 3(38) retirement plan advisors

What will you do?

  • Actively involved in leading research, due diligence, and investment recommendations for retirement plans
  • Collaboration on strategy and initiatives with key retirement plan stakeholders
  • Strategically involved in business development as a subject matter expert to assist advisors with in-person client engagements to help generate new business and support existing relationships
  • Participation in several different investment committees to lead investment decisions and recommendations for various RBC WM retirement plan types
  • Provide timely insight, information and guidance through both written (i.e. white papers) and verbal (i.e. firm-wide calls) communication
  • Assume coverage of Target Date Funds and other retirement asset classes such as Stable Value funds.

What do you need to succeed?

Must haves:

  • Strong leadership, strategic thinking, and collaboration skills
  • Proven analytical, critical thinking, problem solving and organizational awareness skills
  • Advanced interpersonal, written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Adaptable to changing market and business conditions
  • Proficient in use of software tools such as Microsoft office suite, Morningstar, eVestment, Factset, and Bloomberg
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Series 7 license or the ability to acquire shortly after starting in the role.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience conducting research and due diligence on investment managers or other research related to retirement plans and products
  • Solid understanding of key investment products and concepts including portfolio management, investment strategy (asset allocation), and investment structures (i.e. mutual funds or limited partnerships)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example and operate at a high performing level with less oversight and direction from other colleagues
  • CFA/CAIA designation and/or advanced educational degrees

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable.
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Flexible work/life balance options.
  • Opportunities to do challenging work.
  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities.
  • Access to a variety of job opportunities across business.

Job Skills

Communication, Critical Thinking, Detail-Oriented, Due Diligence, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Financial Regulation, Fund Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship Management, Investment Management, Investments, Manager Research, Microsoft Office, Personal Development, Qualitative Research Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Research Analysis, Retirement Planning, Strategic Planning, Taking InitiativeAdditional Job Details






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