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Created with low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs), our portfolios (opens modal window) are here to put your money on a mission.

  • No guesswork—we pick for you
  • Fast and easy way to invest
  • Diversified to help reduce risk
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  • Low fees to save you money
  • A team to manage your investments

ETF Portfolios and Performance At-a-Glance

We offer five types of ETF portfolios. Each is available in two versions—Standard and Responsible Investing.

How We Match You to a Portfolio

  • We’ll guide you through a brief series of questions online. For example, we’ll ask for details on:

    • Your investing timeframe
    • How much you plan to invest
    • Your feelings about risk
  • Based on how you answer the online questionnaire, we’ll recommend one of five ETF portfolios for you.

    Each portfolio is designed for a specific investor profile and includes a mix of ETFs and cash to meet your goals and risk appetite.

    For example, if you’re saving for retirement and want to grow your money as much as possible over 25-30 years, we would likely match you to a different portfolio than if you plan to buy a home in 3-5 years.

  • While we match you to a portfolio, you get to choose the Standard or Responsible Investing version of that portfolio:

    • Standard Portfolio: Invest towards your future goals while minimizing fees.
    • Responsible Investing Portfolio: Invest in a portfolio that gives you exposure to the performance of environmental, social and governance (ESG)-oriented indexes.

    Once you have selected your portfolio, you can choose and open your account.


An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is similar to a mutual fund, except an ETF trades like a stock on an exchange. Like a mutual fund, you can buy “units” in an ETF to own a proportional interest in a pool of assets (such as stocks or bonds).

To learn more about how ETFs work please see:

Indexed ETFs commonly track a specific:

  • Market index (a composite of securities, such as the S&P/TSX Composite Index)
  • Market sector (a group of stocks representing companies in similar lines of business)
  • Commodity (such as precious metals or energy futures)

An investment portfolio is a grouping of investments, combined in such a way to meet a specific financial goal and to match a person’s tolerance for investment risk and time horizon.

For example, depending on your reasons for investing and how long you have to invest, your portfolio could be focused on aggressive growth, moderate growth, protecting and preserving your money, or a balance of growth and preservation.

ETFs offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Diversification—this is a strategy used to reduce risk by holding securities across a variety of issuers, asset types, sectors, industries and geographies
  • Lower fees than mutual funds
  • Liquidity, which means they are easily bought and sold

RBC InvestEase is a restricted portfolio manager providing access to model portfolios consisting of RBC iShares ETFs with each model portfolio holding up to 100% of RBC iShares ETFs. RBC iShares ETFs are comprised of RBC ETFs managed by RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM) and iShares ETFs managed by BlackRock Canada Limited (BlackRock Canada). RBC GAM and BlackRock Canada have entered into a strategic alliance to bring together their respective ETF products under the RBC iShares brand, and to offer a unified distribution support and service model for RBC iShares ETFs.

Other products and services may be offered by one or more separate corporate entities that are affiliated to RBC InvestEase Inc., including without limitation: Royal Bank of Canada, RBC Direct Investing Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., RBC Global Asset Management Inc., Royal Trust Corporation of Canada and The Royal Trust Company. RBC InvestEase Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada and uses the business name RBC InvestEase.

The services provided by RBC InvestEase are only available in Canada.