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Royal Bank Of Canada (RY)

Participants
Asim Imran Head of Investor Relations
Dave McKay President and Chief Executive Officer
Nadine Ahn Chief Financial Officer
Graeme Hepworth Chief Risk Office
Neil McLaughlin Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking
Doug Guzman Group Head, RBC Wealth Management, RBC Insurance and RBC Investor & Treasury Services
Derek Neldner Chief Executive Officer and Group Head, RBC Capital Markets
John Aiken Barclays
Ebrahim Poonawala Bank of America
Paul Holden CIBC
Meny Grauman Scotiabank
Doug Young Desjardins Capital Markets
Sohrab Movahedi BMO Capital Markets
Gabriel Dechaine National Bank Financial
Mario Mendonca TD Securities
Lemar Persaud Cormark
Mike Rizvanovic Stifel
Scott Chan Canaccord Genuity
Call transcript
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Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to RBC's conference call for the First Quarter 2022 Financial Results. Please be advised that this call is being recorded. I would like to turn the meeting over to Asim Imran, Head of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, Mr. Imran.

Asim Imran

morning good and you everyone. Thank

us be Speaking Wealth Head, Personal Executive Chief and President questions, Management, joining Chief Commercial Group Banking; Group and McKay, Nadine today Risk McLaughlin, Ahn, Head, Head, Also Hepworth, Insurance will Neldner, Officer; Graeme Chief and and I&TS; Capital your Derek Guzman, Dave Markets. Financial Group for today Doug Officer. Neil Officer; and

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Dave McKay

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Graeme Hepworth

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lines that, the Q&A. with operator, let's open So for

Operator

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John Aiken

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Nadine Ahn

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John Aiken

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Nadine Ahn

maybe. Neil, to Turnover

Neil McLaughlin

mean, don’t to be based think looking that thanks at I really scenario commission we we contemplated are we I really question. These a truthful. would people. where – are sales to the Yes, haven’t variable

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John Aiken

Thank you. Understood.

Operator

you. go Please next from America. The question ahead. Poonawala Ebrahim Thank Bank from is of

Ebrahim Poonawala

remarks markets geopolitical guess cross that growths, lot clearly to morning. wanted consumer of just spend a that attention bullish, back talked Dave, very everything your in inflation, terms sounds currents you I prepared including commercial risk. the go paying Good of to about mortgage to, lending,

Just love as transitory think cycle any insights things, we up give when you trends of might the downside around more economic of outlook? this? opening that the are we stronger, forward do to would the markets risks mid the immigration with not be you early things QX of do back some sense risk underlying are much the are moving growth Or more and caught mentioned us a [ph] outlook, the you see are at the in where terms maybe cycle, cycle, you look

Dave McKay

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Ebrahim Poonawala

I And think helpful. That’s follow-up. Yes. a just as

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You’ve not acquisitive. been very

the talked Would You’ve asset generation any past. dislocation seeing a correction we about asset markets? especially some capabilities in period public where the in love color, price, are in

Dave McKay

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about So it. smart we are being

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Ebrahim Poonawala

Dave. clear. Very Thanks,

Operator

next Thank Paul from from Please you. is ahead. Holden go The CIBC. question

Paul Holden

Thank morning. Good you.

feel in I of in any ask I because sanctions this question, impacts of we just Are thinking RBC? happening what’s first terms kind the So order magnitude to of have compelled, Russian about Europe. should be there and the

Dave McKay

start, I’ll Graeme And you. let maybe with I’ll over in to then jump my perspective. and Graeme

Graeme Hepworth

are don’t the fact not have Russia of bypass, Ukraine. or the think I that those that we that's we like to with mean, markets point to first allows countries meaningful do that that, the kind make have any clients the appetite directory, in risk is a or I don’t us operate operate and sure. Yes, we I risk to mean high exposure that.

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be concern of I so, these of us or again, areas against well happening concerns would that be And those appetite kind this the now we on environment. emerging in us position model in will Europe. are would right our serve that focused and But well risk operating think Eastern

Dave McKay

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that seen You’ve today.

invert in in we’ve at I as geopolitical long short end tightening historically curve of the the over that all tends risk volatile is be points quite time, can the to it temporarily. curve see think of does and but seen XX U.S. out about you the with term. What the smooth

to continue So capacity talked move the about, and all the this expect we to still underlying economy, used, for that monetary forward tighten, the of that still of rate economic continue to inflationary would to I are I form very some strength increase being pressures expect strong. drivers

Paul Holden

which for… Okay. leads to That question, actually That’s me real my perfectly is in great.

Dave McKay

get want You Nadine… to

Paul Holden

on, more provide, of to is Nadine you’ve for factors be you sense – and go NII than those NII some lead you obviously what are might or variables a a and there prepared put What And that the us give magnitude? there’s that there are, certain of curious into number I’m of sensitivity disclosed sort in which Nadine talked what about order benefit particularly sort of sensitivity and your the that general may NIM of from rate kind factors if assumptions can remarks. of your into of sensitivities? a tightening

Nadine Ahn

Sure.

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balance points. and we about margins about have basis So saw there $XXX in compressed billion XX

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Paul Holden

for you. That’s Thank me? great. it That’s

Operator

Meny question Scotiabank. Please Thank you. go Grauman from from ahead. is next The

Meny Grauman

good Hi, morning.

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Nadine Ahn

say that. Meny. components there’s I primary two would related Thanks, to

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Meny Grauman

That's helpful. Thank you.

Operator

Thank Capital Markets. you. ahead. The next Please question is from Doug go Young Desjardins from

Doug Young

Good morning.

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Nadine Ahn

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Doug Young

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Dave McKay

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Doug Young

Great. I Thanks. the color. appreciate

Operator

Thank Movahedi from is Capital The BMO from ahead. Sohrab Markets. next question you. Please go

Sohrab Movahedi

capital or I and some – guess, businesses, that in markets start I'll be market two up capital as Or the would more also questions. so left think off. I several that I Is could in I the underwriting Maybe where traditional credit times, with deployment. of, source have be like? chewed Doug a Nadine capital banking risk? you've think, mentioned Dave, there good

Dave McKay

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Derek Neldner

Sure. Thanks, Sohrab. appreciate I the question.

across I business think the opportunities Banking both see now and Markets we the right Global business.

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Sohrab Movahedi

at clarify just to and And no appetite? Derek, even change real the with risk margin

Derek Neldner

Correct.

Sohrab Movahedi

for then Neil. you. second question my And is Thank

way, on Neil, deposit I any revenue the initiatives? is think I talked attribute consistent you've and there pickup. could – kind gains, you that market you some how and in the Dave I actually of both checking did provided of think, much think of share Is emphasis checking Ventures statistics, stuff the mortgages because RBC around –

Neil McLaughlin

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Sohrab Movahedi

you. Thank

Operator

Bank is next The Gabriel question from ahead. Dechaine from you. go Please Thank National Financial.

Gabriel Dechaine

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Graeme Hepworth

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Gabriel Dechaine

a you to out make might is which point maybe would there an to, you which it at a Royal adjustment? point bank, and signaling there's every have have affect So at but I know,

Graeme Hepworth

a Are you credit adjustment? referencing

Gabriel Dechaine

Well, yes, yes.

Graeme Hepworth

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constantly we right so to say increase and reflect now say time headwind would those there our And models. all of soon. a we But wouldn't quarter and we'll coming that's that I that expect that each that reassess an any reserving into indicate

Gabriel Dechaine

Okay.

Dave McKay

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So I get that's watching at to. think what that's what you're trying and to for we're

Gabriel Dechaine

Okay. Well, thank you.

Operator

go next Thank Mendonca Mario Please from ahead. is question from TD you. The Securities.

Mario Mendonca

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Nadine Ahn

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Mario Mendonca

you inflection timing? actually we are in a terms will of exhibit we actually see have in So you're loan yields for XX, this see to Page that. starting Do might sense when saying on – the

Nadine Ahn

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Dave McKay

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Nadine Ahn

five-year the rate. …in

Mario Mendonca

is five-year, I not the at as as Canadian, as much obviously, well, but... up looking the Canadian maybe U.S. Yes. but five-year the was

Dave McKay

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Mario Mendonca

actual that We'll need rate before see Okay. see margin we to Bank tick increases Central might right. up

Nadine Ahn

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Dave McKay

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Mario Mendonca

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dynamic quarter? a in about seeing the securities. we're example, increase specifically significant market this Could in the repos dynamic really Now increase such repo a on again that big to would from cause you for of quarter sort talk last repos, and –

Nadine Ahn

you? could Derek,

Derek Neldner

things. of a sort seeing Mario. or I'll there what a Quarter-over-quarter, Sure, of refer of big the just timing is is couple It's part What seasonality to Derek. year. that of as you're

that of period and that support a market just for with they head period our really timing opportunities through our of to good global a the in providing they're liquidity the quarters intra-quarter on year-end. of year-end in creates peers step many And because because so often fiscal will many period calendar our XX, around our around year-end, back them liquidity on us and fiscal calendar for versus pull December as often the of clients year-end us, that's multi-week operating into the are

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in the terms the notable of impact. of market earlier and been that's what all into but Central to years, a Nadine the liquidity things quarter-over-quarter. put definitely volumes, come brought over is saw that down, the the and like by financing part So had of this has it's Longer-term you with has that demand our through spread Banks also couple for repo last down referred

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higher that to liquidity system, would the comes business. we rates go help but and as time, take out normalize expect of does it spreads will that So in

Mario Mendonca

Thank you.

Operator

The from Persaud next question go is from Lemar Cormark. Please ahead.

Lemar Persaud

is My Great. question for Nadine. probably

of heard in think captured on expense – I waterfall the suggest expense that expectations I So inflation expectations part is the you Slide slide structural XX.

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be thoughts helpful? So would any

Nadine Ahn

you. Thank Sure.

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Lemar Persaud

it. Thank you. Got

Operator

The from Please next you. question ahead. Rizvanovic Thank Mike from Stifel. is go

Mike Rizvanovic

probably question for Good morning. A Neil.

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Neil McLaughlin

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Mike Rizvanovic

And remaining single-digit just guidance range. follow-up earlier mortgage color. the appreciate a Dave's growth that in on then high I on maybe

comment believe, this For year, to. I what the was the of rest referring

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Neil McLaughlin

the it's Neil again. take Yes, I'll question.

the of year guess give towards that bit comment would be a mortgage you the outlook. to end outlook So high an I of single extended digits. made the Dave

cool activity, rates As we slowing see market, that end into get we'd come see mid-single XXXX.. some to up, the in naturally digits down

Mike Rizvanovic

helpful. for Thanks the That’s Okay. color.

Operator

ahead. Thank you. The from Scott Canaccord next Genuity. Please question go is Chan from

Scott Chan

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Dave McKay

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Scott Chan

Thank you Dave.

Asim Imran

One more get question and will off. it we

Operator

Thank you.

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Sohrab Movahedi

which Okay. Thank I got include, the Guzman, just wanted Doug that responsibilities to actually go you've well. think, you. I Doug, overall, Great. now to expanded

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Doug Guzman

Yes. Thanks. Sure.

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Sohrab Movahedi

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Doug Guzman

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Sohrab Movahedi

Thank taking my question. follow-up you for

Operator

I'd like over to McKay. conclude Mr. This to back Dave will question-and-answer session. the the turn meeting

Dave McKay

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Operator

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