Our Financial Institutions Group provides advisory services and financing solutions to a wide array of financial institutions worldwide. Our global team of over 100 professionals works closely with dedicated product specialists to leverage RBC’s full-service platform and deliver comprehensive solutions including M&A advisory, equity and debt financing, structured finance and derivative solutions focused on risk management.

Our Sector Expertise

Our sector expertise includes:

Our Team

Venkat (Vinnie) Badinehal recently joined RBC Capital Markets as the Head of the Financial Institutions Group within Global Investment Banking based out of New York. Prior to RBC, he was a Managing Director and Head of the Financial Institutions Group in the Americas at Deutsche Bank leading the investment banking coverage of financial institutions clients in the Americas. Mr. Badinehal specializes in providing strategic, capital markets, balance sheet and M&A advisory services to financial institutions clients. Mr. Badinehal was previously the head of the US Banks effort at Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for the investment banking coverage of banks in the US. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2009, Mr. Badinehal was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1996 as an associate and worked at Merrill Lynch for more than twelve years primarily covering financial institutions. Mr. Badinehal has served as an advisor on some of the industry’s most notable transactions. He has been part of over 200 M&A and capital markets transactions globally with an aggregate transaction value of greater than $500 billion.

Mr. Badinehal has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was an Emerging Economies Fellow. At Wharton, he was the founding Chairman of the Wharton-India Economic Forum and currently serves on the advisory board of the forum.

John Bylaard is the Managing Director and Head of the Canadian Financial Services Group in Investment Banking. He has played key roles in many advisory and public and private financings, including equity and debt offerings for life insurance, specialty finance, asset management and regulated clients. Prior to joining the Financial Services Group, John worked within Corporate Finance on a variety of initial public offerings and financings across a variety of industry sectors. 

John holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario.