Why RBC’s New Recruiting Boss Is Focusing on Hiring More Women
October 8, 2019 by Mrinalini Krishna
With a new head of advisor recruitment at the helm, RBC Wealth Management U.S. is looking to attract more women and diversify its financial advisor force.
Kristen Kimmell, a long-time advocate for women in the business, was appointed to the job last week. Her efforts so far have helped the firm grow its female advisor ranks by 23% in the last two years and double the number of women branch directors.
Kimmell talks to FA-IQ about what her key priorities are for RBC’s recruitment strategy and what approach the firm is taking towards increasing diversity.
Q: What are your top priorities in terms of recruiting strategy?