About Saint Mary's
Honorary Degree - A. Douglas McGregor
22 April, 2016
|A. Douglas McGregor|
One of Canada’s top banking leaders, Doug McGregor is Group Head, RBC Capital Markets and RBC Investor & Treasury Services, Chairman and CEO of Capital Markets, and a member of the Group Executive.
As Chairman and CEO of RBC Capital Markets, Mr. McGregor is responsible for managing all of the investment banking and global markets activities conducted by 7,200 employees worldwide. He also heads the firm’s real estate lending business. As Group Head of RBC Investor & Treasury Services, Mr. McGregor is responsible for this business’ custody, treasury and financing services for institutional clients conducted by 5,200 employees globally.
Mr. McGregor began his career in corporate finance and then institutional equity sales at Pitfield Mackay Ross Ltd. in 1979. In 1983, he became a real estate investment banker for the Atlantic office of Marcil Trust, a company acquired by RBC Capital Markets in 1990.
Mr. McGregor holds an Honours BA in business and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. While at university, his accomplishments as an athlete earned him the Purple Blanket for achievement in wrestling at the national level and induction into the “W” Club Hall of Fame.
An involved community member, Mr. McGregor serves on the University Health Network’s Board of Trustees in Toronto and is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Under his leadership, RBC Capital Markets’ employees have donated a remarkable $30 million to the United Way between 2007 and 2015, through individual contributions and participation in special events. Mr. McGregor was also instrumental in driving the development of RBC’s Race for the Kids, which has raised over $19 million for children’s charities since its inception in 2009 and now includes 10 races worldwide. Other service includes active fundraising for Toronto’s Ingles House, a home for young women recovering from addiction, and helping to raise more than $1 million for its parent organization, LOFT Community Services.
Mr. McGregor lives in Toronto and has two daughters.