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Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada is the second largest depository institution in Canada with C$1,292 bn in assets and a market capitalization of C$136 bn as of October 29, 2018. At fiscal 3Q18, the company had approximately C$832 bn in total deposits. RBC operated 1,338 branches as of fiscal 3Q18, primarily in Canada. (30 Oct 2018)

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Euro Financial Movers: Stressing The Positives

Euro Financial Movers: 02 Dec 2018, 10:07 PM ET - The Bank of England's stress test results, more money laundering problems for Danske Bank and Deutsche Bank, HSH Nordbank's Tier 1 termination, Axa's deleveraging, and the effect of S&P's rating methodology change on insurance hybrids.

RBC: 4Q18, Comm. Loans Drive Canadian Growth

Earnings Note: 29 Nov 2018, 6:00 AM ET - Royal Bank of Canada reported F4Q18 results that beat consensus. Earnings were up 15% YoY on growth across all but one operating segment, with P&C Banking, Capital Markets, and Wealth Management all growing earnings by double digits. 

US Banks: A Glance at Impact of Mid-term Elections

Sector Analysis: 15 Nov 2018, 5:14 AM ET - We explore the impact of mid-term elections in the US on banks. The rollback from legislation is likely to end (ex-bipartisan initiatives). Regulators still have leeway to alter requirements/details, and we see more hearings on the horizon.

U.S. Regional Banks: Fed Guidance on 2019 CCAR

Worth Watching: 14 Nov 2018, 10:27 PM ET - U.S. Regional Banks: In a recent speech, the Fed's Vice Chairman of Bank Supervision Randal Quarles commented on plans for the upcoming CCAR cycle. The Fed is in the process of deciding  how to implement a number of changes that have been proposed ..

US Banks Conf. Notes: Big Data + Digital Divide

Sector Analysis: 13 Nov 2018, 4:14 AM ET - We attended BancAnalysts Association of Boston (BAAB) conference in Boston, where 10 banks in our coverage presented. One of the main takeaways was the capabilities that the big money centers have built around data analytics.

US Banks: Fed Proposes Reg. Overhaul for Non-GSIBs

Sector Analysis: 01 Nov 2018, 5:30 AM ET - The Federal Reserve released two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRs) to revise capital and liquidity requirements for banks $100 - 700 bn in assets. Certain requirements for the 8 GSIBs were addressed in a separate NPR.

US Strategy: What to Watch for on 3Q Earning Calls

Strategy Analysis: 11 Oct 2018, 4:37 AM ET - We surveyed our analyst teams for key sector level issues they will be paying close attention to with upcoming third quarter earnings calls beyond the typical sales, margins and earnings guidance. 

US Banks: 3Q18 Preview - Reg. Oversight & Funding

Sector Analysis: 10 Oct 2018, 9:08 PM ET - Citigroup, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and PNC kick off U.S. bank earnings on Friday. We will be paying close attention to funding costs as well as commentary on lending standards reflecting the possible easing of regulatory oversight.

Canadian Banks Webcast Transcript: Bail-in & TLAC

Transcript: 04 Oct 2018, 3:50 AM ET - This is a transcript of our recent webcast presentation "Canadian Banks - FAQ on Bail-in and TLAC." The webcast covered the impact of the recently-implemented bail-in rules and TLAC requirements on banks' issuance plans and other issues. 

WEBCAST: Canadian Banks - FAQ on Bail-in and TLAC

Announcement: 19 Sep 2018, 11:55 PM ET - In this 20-minute webcast, we outline Canada’s bail-in rules ahead of September 23 implementation, as well as TLAC requirements. We answer FAQ on what the new regulations mean for the Canadian banks’ senior debt issuance going forward. 

US Banks: Emerging Markets Exposure

Sector Analysis: 11 Sep 2018, 5:55 AM ET - We review the exposure of US banks to emerging economies as they experience a number of challenges ranging from geopolitical issues to trade-related concerns to rising current account deficits.

Register Now: 2018 Global Financials Seminars

Announcement: 10 Sep 2018, 9:51 PM ET - Register for our upcoming fifth annual Global Financials Seminars.

RBC: 3Q18, Wealth & Markets Momentum in U.S.

Earnings Note: 23 Aug 2018, 11:38 PM ET - RBC reported F3Q18 earnings in line with Street consensus.  Earnings increased YoY due to double digit increases in both net interest income and noninterest income, benefiting from higher interest rates and loan growth, as well as fees. 

Canadian Banks: S&P Announces Ratings for Bail-in

Worth Watching: 16 Aug 2018, 9:08 PM ET - Canadian Banks: S&P Ratings announced that it is not changing the credit ratings or outlooks of any of the six domestic systemically important banks (DSIBs). S&P's decision comes after it reviewed the final bail-in regulations which go into eff ..

US Financials: Turkish Delights (Exposures)

Sector Analysis: 13 Aug 2018, 4:14 AM ET - Given ongoing turmoil associated with Turkey, we outline exposure to that country for US financials. In short, direct exposure tends to be immaterial. Turkey is not a major market for US banks, while insurers have modest exposure, if any.

Interplay Between US Banks & Fed's Balance Sheet

Sector Analysis: 08 Aug 2018, 5:36 AM ET - In this note, we discuss the impacts of the Fed's balance sheet unwind on banks. We expect that U.S. banks will become the "natural buyers" of U.S. Treasuries not bought by the Fed, offsetting the impact on rates.

HK/SG Conference 2018: US Banks

Transcript: 06 Aug 2018, 9:39 AM ET - We recently presented on US Banks as part of the Hong  Kong and Singapore conference series. 

US Banks 2Q18: Earnings Rise, Supervision Slides

Sector Analysis: 25 Jul 2018, 4:22 AM ET - Seventeen of the 22 banks in our coverage beat expectations in 2Q18 as earnings improved due to higher rates and a benign credit environment. However, post-crisis regulatory safeguards are been chipped away at.

Canadian Banks: Moody’s Takes Actions for Bail-in

Worth Watching: 17 Jul 2018, 10:19 PM ET - Canadian Banks: Moody's took various ratings actions on Canadian banks to reflect the bail-in regime that was finalized in April 2018 and which will be implemented in September. As a result of the pending bail-in implementation, Moody's is chan ..

US Banks: 2Q18 Preview - Loan Demand Picking Up?

Sector Analysis: 11 Jul 2018, 5:05 AM ET - Citigroup, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and PNC kick off 2Q18 US bank earnings on Friday, July 13, 2018. We expect underlying results to benefit from a pickup in loan growth and higher rates, but capital markets results should be down from 1Q18.

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