RBC looks to profit amid European blues

By Josh Critchley & Darrell Uden
Published February 12, 2020 | 2 min read

Global Capital published a profile on the European investment banking business of RBC Capital Markets following an interview with Josh Critchley, Head of European & APAC Investment Banking, and Darrell Uden, Head of European ECM & Corporate Broking. The feature discusses RBC’s successful European and sector build-out in investment banking and increasing focus on the opportunities from financial sponsors.

“In March, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will mark the new decade by moving into new European headquarters at 100 Bishopsgate in London. The timing is fitting: it is almost a decade since the lender emerged unscathed from the financial crisis and announced its ambition to become a full-service investment bank in the region.

We remain focused on the overall profitability of the enterprise and, with one of the highest returns on equity in the sector, RBC is well-positioned to compete with the increasingly dominant US firms

- Josh Critchley


The upcoming relocation is a sign of achievement and ongoing commitment, and, taking a 10 year view, the expansion of its investment banking business has been a success.”

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We have globalised our ECM offering and that increases cross-border flows in a world where companies are seeking more overseas listings

- Darrell Uden


Josh Critchley & Darrell Uden

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