Our Corporate Banking group provides leading financial service capabilities for our corporate and institutional clients worldwide. The team harnesses the capabilities of RBC’s global platform and works closely with Investment Banking and Global Markets to provide lending and financing strategies via seamless execution that achieves our clients’ objectives.

Areas of Expertise

Our Corporate Banking professionals have expertise in structuring and executing transactions across the credit ratings spectrum and offer all forms of credit solutions, including: 


  • Revolving Lines of Credit
  • Term Loans
  • Performance & Standby Letters of Credit
  • Bridge & Acquisition Loans
  • Margin Loans
  • Leases
  • Capital Call

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Our Team

Patti Perras Shugart is Managing Director and Head, Global Corporate Banking and a member of the Operating Committee at RBC Capital Markets. In her role, Patti oversees a team of approximately 600 professionals globally who specialize in lending, trading credit, loan portfolio management and transaction banking for our corporate and institutional clients. She also chairs the Loan Portfolio Review Committee and the Commitments Committee which determine the firm’s global lending decisions.

Patti is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. She sits on the firm’s Capital Markets Global Diversity Leadership Council, is a co-founder of RWomen, a global internal forum dedicated to fostering and developing female talent, and she chairs  VersaFi’s Advisory Council.  She is RBC’s Executive Sponsor for the United Way’s Women United group, is a past United Way Cabinet Member, and a past Executive Champion for the Toronto RBC Race for the Kids. Patti has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the industry through the Champion of Change award from VersaFi in 2016. She was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women's Executive Network in 2015 and 2017, and received VersaFi’s Award for Leadership in 2010.

Patti also sits on the Advisory Board for the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and is Co-Chair of the Global Advancement Board at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She has an MBA from the University of Toronto (Rotman) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University.

Ralph Sehgal is Managing Director and Deputy Head of Global Corporate Banking, a business with offices across Canada, the US, Europe and Australia. He also leads a team of professionals in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver that provide client coverage across a broad range of industries and also sits on a number of internal committees, including the Corporate Banking/Global Credit Operating Committee and the loan Commitments Committee.

Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets in 2009, Ralph spent 13 years at CIBC World Markets in a number of roles, the most recent of which was Managing Director and Team Leader covering large corporate clients. Ralph also spent a number of years living and working abroad in Finland, Switzerland and England for Credit Suisse.

Ralph is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion.  He is a National Executive Co-Sponsor of Mosaic, an employee resource group focused on promoting an inclusive environment within RBC Capital Markets.  Ralph was also named a Women in Capital Markets (WCM) Champion of Change in 2023.

Ralph is a former member of the United Way Toronto's MIG Cabinet. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph holding a Combined Honors degree in Management and Economics, as well as Queen’s University where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree. Ralph also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Jim Allred is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Energy Corporate Banking for RBC Capital Markets. Jim joined RBC in 2008 and has over 35 years of corporate finance experience in the Energy industry. Previously, Jim has held senior management positions with Bank of America and Societe Generale as well as a position within the energy industry as Vice President and Treasurer of Link Energy, a crude oil gathering and transportation company.

Jim has served on educational and charitable boards including the Alumni Advisory Board of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas - Austin and the Forge for Families which assists underprivileged children in Houston. Jim graduated from the University of Texas in 1986 with a BBA degree in Finance.

Ian McArthur is a Managing Director and for the past 7 years has been providing Investment Banking senior coverage to the oilfield services sector in Canada. In addition to these responsibilities, Ian McArthur is Head, Corporate Banking - Energy, Canada. In this role, he leads a team of 9 professionals in providing the loan requirements and associated debt products to oil&gas/utility/pipeline/oilfield services industry sectors. Mr. McArthur also chairs the Energy Operating Committee which provides industry oversight to the energy lending activities globally.

Mr. McArthur has been with the firm for over 25 years. Prior to taking on his current responsibilities in February 2008, Mr. McArthur was Managing Director and Head, Project Finance, a group he was associated with for some 15 years. Mr. McArthur holds the degrees of MBA (honours) from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.

Kathryn Ogden is a Managing Director and Global Head, Real Estate Corporate Banking. 

Kathryn joined RBC in 2009 in Dallas and was Head of Asset Management for the disposition of RBC’s legacy US real estate loan portfolio prior to helping launch the Real Estate Capital Partners platform in 2011. She moved to London in 2013 to launch the Real Estate Capital Partners platform in Europe before moving back to Dallas in 2016.

Prior to joining RBC, Kathryn worked in the London office of the Real Estate Principal Investment Area of Goldman, Sachs & Co. responsible for the management of a portfolio of real estate assets in the United Kingdom and Europe. Kathryn spent seven years with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Dallas, Paris and London and has managed the financing, sale or initial public offering of real estate assets located in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Kathryn holds an honors degree in Business from The University of Texas at Austin.

Patrick Shields is a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets and Head of Corporate Banking in New York.  He leads a team of bankers that deliver relationship coverage, credit product structuring and transaction execution across the credit ratings spectrum. Sectors covered include industrials, consumer, healthcare, municipals, infrastructure, power & utilities, financial services, media, telecommunications, and technology.

He also provides senior level coverage for several corporate relationships including automotive clients. He has been actively involved in the auto sector since 1995.

Mr. Shields is a member of the Global Loan Commitments Committee, US Regional Operating Committee and Corporate Banking Global Operating Committee.

Since joining RBC Financial Group in 1990, he has held various account coverage and management positions, working in Corporate and Investment Banking offices in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and New York. Prior to joining RBC, Mr. Shields worked for five years as a middle market lender at Manufacturers Hanover. He holds an MBA from Loyola University at Chicago and Bachelors of Science in Accounting from D'Youville College.

John Carere is a Managing Director and Group Head for Real Estate Corporate Banking, leading the team in Canada.  John is also a member of the Corporate Banking Global Operating Committee.  Prior to his assumption of this leadership role in spring 2021, John worked as a member of the Real Estate Corporate Banking team in a series of increasingly senior roles since joining the team in spring 2008.  Prior to joining Corporate Banking, John spent three years as a senior underwriter in the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities Group of RBC Capital Markets, originating commercial mortgage loans for the purpose of securitization. 

John has worked in financial services for 25 years.  Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets in 2005, John held a series of client facing origination roles at both CIBC World Markets and Bank of Montreal, both in Toronto, Canada. 

John received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario and undergraduate degree from The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

Mr. Dickinson joined RBC Capital Markets in March 2008 as a Director in European Leveraged Finance. He was appointed head of European Leveraged Finance in 2017.

Mr. Dickinson remains co-head of European Leveraged Finance (a role he shares with Craig Campbell) and was appointed Managing Director and Head of UK & Europe and Australia Corporate Banking in April 2023.

From April 2009 to June 2010 Mr. Dickinson worked in the Toronto Leveraged Finance team on US and Canadian transactions. In September 2014, he assumed responsibility for the European High Yield Capital Markets. In 2016 he was appointed head of European Sponsor Coverage a role he relinquished in 2022.

From 2006 to 2008 he worked in the Origination and Execution offices for CIBC’s European Leveraged Finance department. Between 2003 and 2006, he worked in Calyon’s Leveraged Finance team in London.

Mr Dickinson gained his MBA at Cranfield Management School between 2002 and 2003 and prior to this was employed between 1996 and 2000 as a Lawyer in the London office of Morgan Lewis working in the corporate finance and banking teams on European and US transactions.