About us

Professional wealth management since 1901

At RBC Dominion Securities, our vision is simple: to always earn the right to be our clients’ first choice for wealth management services.

For more than a century, we have helped individuals, families, businesses, charitable foundations and other organizations build on and preserve their wealth through sound financial planning, trusted investment advice and unparalleled wealth management solutions.

Today, RBC Dominion Securities is one of Canada's leading full-service investment and wealth management firms.

Explore a brief timeline of our history


Our approach to wealth management

Our comprehensive approach to wealth management gives you access to all the solutions and services you need to achieve your financial goals. This means we provide more than just investment advice and money management —we help protect your lifestyle and business, manage your nest egg, create your legacy and more.

Explore what wealth management means at RBC Dominion Securities.


Our commitment and reliability

We understand how important it is to have confidence in the people you entrust with your investment assets. RBC Dominion Securities is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF).

As a member company of RBC, we are also fully backed by the reliability, strength and resources of Canada's leading provider of financial services.

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Our history

Explore the highlights of RBC Dominion Securities’ history from 1901 through present day:

  • 1901: Established as Dominion Securities Corporation Limited in Toronto. Early business focused on government and municipal bonds but greatly expanded during the First World War with war bonds.
  • 1937: The stock trading department was added to complete the firm’s all-around investment capabilities.
  • 1950s: Branches were operating in all the principal cities of Canada.
  • 1984: Dominion Securities grew through strategic acquisitions including Pitfield, Mackay, Ross Limited.
  • 1988: Royal Bank acquired 67% of Dominion Securities Inc.
  • 1989: Dominion Securities grew through strategic acquisitions including Pemberton Willoughby Investment Corporation.
  • 1996: Dominion Securities acquired Richardson Greenshields of Canada Ltd.
  • 1996: RBC Royal Bank obtained 100% ownership of Dominion Securities Inc.
  • 2001: Expanded North American presence with the acquisition of U.S.-based investment firms Dain Rauscher and Tucker Anthony Sutro & Co.
  • Present Day: Serves the wealth management needs of clients across Canada and around the world as one of Canada’s leading full-service investment and wealth management firms.

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