Source: St. Mary's University
RBC Executive to Address Sobey MBA Students
October 17, 2006
M. George Lewis CA, CFA, ICD.D
Chairman & CEO, RBC Asset Management Inc.
Executive Vice-President of Wealth Management
RBC Canadian Personal & Business
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
Sobey Building, 4th Floor
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Please RSVP with Joan McIntyre, 420-5002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As Chairman and CEO of RBC Asset Management Inc, George Lewis has
responsibility for Canada's largest mutual fund family (RBC Funds) and one
of Canada’s largest asset management firms with over $63 billion under
management. Under his leadership, RBC Asset Management achieved more than $6
Billion in long-term net sales for the first time in its history in 2005. As
head of RBC’s Wealth Management business in Canada, George also oversees the
Canadian full-service brokerage business of RBC Dominion Securities, RBC’s
self-directed brokerage business (Action Direct) and personal trust services
business (Royal Trust). From 2003 until 2005 he was responsible for the
Canadian product groups and RBC Banking and RBC Investments including credit
cards, mortgage, deposits and also investments, a period in which RBC grew
its’ market share profitability in all of these businesses.
Prior to joining RBC Asset Management in 2000, George was managing director,
head of institutional equity with RBC Capital Markets, responsible for
institutional equity sales, trading and research activities on a global
basis. George’s career with RBC began in the investment banking division of
RBC Capital Markets in 1986. He worked on some of the firm's largest merger
and acquisition, and underwriting assignments. Between 1990 and 1996, George
was a top-rated analyst in the research department of RBC Capital Markets.
He covered telecoms, pipelines and gas and electric utilities. He was
Canada's top-ranked analyst for three consecutive years from 1994 to 1996.
In 1995, George was appointed director of research of RBC Capital Markets,
overseeing a period of growth that resulted in the firm having the
top-ranked research in surveys of Canadian institutional investors.
He joined RBC after earning a Master of Business Administration degree with
distinction from Harvard University. He acquired his chartered accountancy
while working with Arthur Andersen & Co. and a Bachelor of Commerce degree
with high distinction from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.
While working with RBC, George earned the chartered financial analyst
designation, as well as being certified by the Institute of Corporate
Born in Pembrooke, Ontario, George and his wife Leanne now live in Toronto
and have two children. He is an active community member serving on the Board
of Directors of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation as
well as a member of the Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto. George
also served on the Board of Operation Springboard and is a current Patron of
that organization. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ontario
Power Generation Inc. and is a past member of the Boards of the VISA Canada
Association and Moneris Solutions Inc.
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