Anthony S. Fell

Anthony S. Fell

O.C., C.B.H.F.



Anthony S. Fell is the former Chairman of RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Fell was with RBC Capital Markets and its predecessor, Dominion Securities, for 48 years including 18 years as Chief Executive Officer from 1981 to 1999 and a further 8 years as Chairman.

Under his leadership Dominion Securities expanded through multiple mergers and acquisitions from 1973 to 1996 to become the largest investment banking firm in Canada and, ultimately, selling control to the Royal Bank in 1987 and the balance in 1998 to form the basis of RBC Capital Markets.

Having previously served as Deputy Chairman of the Royal Bank, Chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and as a Governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange,  Mr. Fell is currently a Director of BCE Inc., Loblaw Companies, CAE Inc., and is also Chairman of Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada.

Born in Toronto, and educated at St. Andrew’s College in Aurora, ON., Mr. Fell has been actively involved in various initiatives in the community. Mr. Fell is retired Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University Health Network, past Chairman of the Greater Toronto United Way Campaign, and past Chairman of the $50M Capital Campaign for the New Princess Margaret Cancer Hospital in Toronto. He was also Chair of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Arthritis Society, Past Vice-Chairman of the $100M McMaster University Capital Campaign and past Governor of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program in Canada and of St. Andrew's College.

Mr. Fell was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2001, received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Toronto in 2008 and an Honorary Doctors of Law Degree from McMaster University in 2001.

Mr. Fell is married to wife Shari, and together they have three children: Annabelle, Graham and Geoffrey.

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