Life at RBC Brewin Dolphin

At RBC Brewin Dolphin we place a great emphasis on our culture. This is a business focused on its relationships with people, both clients and colleagues.

Our Culture

The RBC Brewin Dolphin values – genuine, expert and ambitious – are at the heart of everything we do, and are characteristics which our people have demonstrated throughout our 250 year history. These values define how we behave, the way we deliver our services and client experience, and the way we work.


We believe that high-quality, personalised advice is best provided by people with a genuine interest in the needs of others. Our clients and employees are all valued as individuals, listened to and understood.


We are experienced professionals helping to grow and manage wealth for our clients. We share our knowledge and blend our expertise internally so that we can translate our insight into action.


We believe in making more of life’s opportunities. We want to see our clients and our company thrive so we challenge ourselves to be at our best, and embrace change to drive future improvements.

Diversity & Inclusion

We have an inclusive culture which encourages diverse thinking and enables everyone to thrive. To support this, we have an internal D&I Committee to promote diversity and inclusion across the organisation. We are members of the Business Disability Forum, the 30% Club and we have our own Women@Brewin network.

RBC Brewin Dolphin is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse workforce irrespective of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Women in Finance Charter

When RBC Brewin Dolphin signed up to the Charter in September 2018 we had 33% female representation in senior management. Since that time we have stretched our target on two occasions; to 35% by the end of 2021 and having met that target early in 2020, we stretched our target again to 45% by the end of 2023. As of 1 August 2022 women represent 39% of our senior management team.

Given the impacts of the recent acquisition by Royal Bank of Canada and the effects that this may have on our baseline data and goals, we are currently not able to confirm progress to our 2023 goal of 45% until a more detailed review of gender diversity within senior management teams  across the combined entity is possible. Our commitment to the Charter and building a diverse senior leadership team continues to be a strategic priority for RBC Brewin Dolphin. 

Our recent acquisition by Royal Bank of Canada brings many opportunities to continue to focus on advancing towards our goal through enhanced recruitment and development programs.  As we begin to bring our two businesses together we share the strategic priority to strengthen inclusion and advance representation across our senior management team

RBC Brewin Dolphin People Awards

The RBC Brewin Dolphin People Awards recognise employees who exemplify the company’s values and go the extra mile, as nominated by their colleagues. The People Awards also celebrate the loyalty that many of our people show to RBC Brewin Dolphin through their long service. The celebration of the winners and their achievements is important to us and employees tell us it is a great way to recognise the extra contributions our people make to the organisation.

Your future, your say

Employee opinions and feedback are important to us.  We run regular employee surveys and our results are consistently positive, however we aren’t complacent.  Each year, we act upon our employee feedback to make Brewin Dolphin an even better place to work.  We also encourage employees to build informal networks, share ideas laterally across the organisation and contribute their ideas throughout the year.

Agile working

We believe that agile working can help us to balance work with demands from other areas of life. It allows colleagues to work in the place that best suits the task in hand, supports collaboration and can result in higher productivity and performance through making better use of the time available in the working week. Click here to read more about our approach to agile working.


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