Jean-François Courville

Desautels Global Expert; Chief Executive Officer at Wealthsimple for Advisors



J-F Courville was responsible for RBC Wealth Management’s global support groups, continuing and evolving the focus on supporting all geographic businesses with investment advisory and fee-based solutions, credit and cash management, brand and marketing, as well as operations and technology. He also had responsibility for RBC Wealth Management’s overall strategy and oversight of the group’s strategic growth initiatives. RBC Wealth Management provides an integrated suite of private banking, investment, trust and other wealth management solutions to affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients around the world, in addition to asset management products and solutions to institutional and individual clients through RBC Global Asset Management.

J-F joined RBC Wealth Management from Manulife Financial Corporation, where he was President & CEO of Manulife Asset Management. Prior to that, J-F was President and CEO of State Street Canada.

J-F is very active in the community, notably as Past Chair of the Board of Habitat for Humanity Toronto and as a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Desautels School of Integrated Management at McGill University. He is also a founding member and director of Toronto-based cycling philanthropy club, Les Domestiques, which has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for various charities across North America since 2009.

Specialization by geographical area: 
Desautels Global Experts
Investment Management