RBC Capital Markets has a long history in the metals sector. We offer a comprehensive suite of Base & Precious metals products for corporate, institutional, and retail investors.

Precious Metals

Our precious metals experts offer best-in-class services and support to institutional and retail investors to meet their business and investing requirements.

  • Trading (buy/sell) of gold, silver, platinum and palladium
  • Certificate issuance
  • Vaulting and storage services
  • Secure transportation
  • Customs clearance
  • Inventory management
  • Insurance

Precious metals have long been used as an investment alternative in uncertain economic times. We offer a wide range of precious metal investment options and can customize a storage and transportation solution to meet your needs.

  Coins Wafers Bars
Gold 1 oz
1/2 oz
1/4 oz
1/10 oz
1/20 oz
1 oz
5 oz
10 oz
400 oz
Kilo bars
Silver 1 oz   100 oz
1000 oz
Platinum 1 oz    

RBC Capital Markets issues gold and silver certificates to clients who want exposure to precious metals without the need to safely store them. These certificates are backed by the assets of Royal Bank of Canada and can be converted to the equivalent amount of gold or cash at any time.*

  • Available in gold and silver
  • Can be purchased in any amount (minimum 5oz gold; 100oz silver)
  • No storage or transportation charges
  • Can be converted to bars or coins at any time
  • Fully transferable

* Bar or coin premium applies and additional fees apply if transportation or storage is required.

Base Metals

With a significant history in the global resource sector, RBC Capital Markets has built a world-class base metals business. We provide OTC risk management solutions, advice and trading services to institutional investors, covering all products on the London Metal Exchange – including aluminum, copper, nickel, lead, zinc, tin and steel in futures, options, OTC swaps and structures. We offer our clients access to an extensive and diverse liquidity pool.

We are a Category 2 Associate Broker London Metals Exchange (LME) Clearing Member and authorized and regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). Through our group, we offer:

  • Financing solutions for physical metal and LME warrants, from refinery through to storage warehouse. Our in-transit financing solutions cover ship, rail, barge and truck. Warehouses covered include exchange registered and non-exchange warehouse/locations.
  • OTC hedge structuring and trading services, which include bullet and daily average swap
  • Custom commodity price risk management advisory services
  • LME execution and give-up to third party clearers
  • Futures and options clearing
  • Electronic market access and connectivity (LME Select)
  • Foreign exchange brokering and settlement against LME Contracts
  • Customized custodial, clearing, financing and swap services in LME warrants

Our Team

Anton Down

Director, Precious Metals, London


Michelle Lozano

Director, Energy & Base Metals, London


Olena Zabolotna

Director, Commodities Origination, Toronto

+1 416-842-5010

Retail customers please contact your local branch for additional information.