Exchange-Traded Funds Administration

Exchange-traded funds (ETF) continue to be one of the fastest growing fund segments and most popular asset classes for investors. However, as the number of ETFs has grown, the fund type has become increasingly complex.

With more than 10 years of experience, we offer a targeted ETF solution centered on integrated technology, a vast market network, and a client-centric servicing model. Whether you are a large or small asset manager, launching a standalone ETF or an ETF series, you can expect an exceptional level of client experience. We work closely with our clients to understand their particular requirements and deliver a solution that best meets their needs.

We help our clients:

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their business

through the expansion of their product offering


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operational and financial performance


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to the evolving technological environment


Our Services

Our offering includes custody and ETF administration, as well as providing complementary services such as securities lending and foreign exchange.

Key Features

By selecting RBC as your dedicated ETF service provider, you will benefit from:

Our ring-fenced ETF operations team

Our ring-fenced ETF operations team

providing a dedicated point-of-contact, and an efficient servicing model from order creation to settlement

Our far-reaching network

Our extensive network

within the Canadian ETF ecosystem, which can connect you with the right individuals, including designated brokers, transfer agents, and stock exchanges

Our Portfolio Composite File platform

Our Portfolio Composite File platform

that leverages advanced data analytics and technological agility, including the use of APIs to provide an enhanced client service experience

Our client-centric servicing model

Our client-centric servicing model

providing an experienced team to manage and maintain your fund(s) activities throughout their lifecycle

Our partnership model

Our partnership model

providing you with regular ETF insight and thought leadership to keep you abreast of the industry

  1. R&M Surveys, Investor Services Survey, 2019-2020
  2. Global Investors Group, Beneficial Owners Surveys, 2020
  3. Standard & Poor’s (AA-) legacy senior long-term debt rating of Royal Bank of Canada as of August 25, 2020


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