Prince Hermann of Leiningenis the younger son of Prince Karl of Leiningen and of his wife Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria. Hermann was born in Toronto, Canada as Hermann Friedrich Fernando Roland. Through his mother Hermann is a grandson of King Boris III of Bulgaria and a great-grandson of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. Through his father, he is a descendant of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom as well as Tsar Alexander II of Russia and is currently in the line of succession to the British Throne. His late grandfather, King Boris III of Bulgaria along with the church and the people of Bulgaria, helped save the country’s 50,000 Jews from perishing in the Holocaust by refusing to hand them over to the Nazis.
Hermann started his professional career with a US brokerage firm in New York City. He moved to Toronto in 1985 and was hired by Dominion Securities. Over the past 25 years Hermann has served in several private client and institutional roles both in Canada and overseas. He currently works with RBC Global Asset Management, and is responsible for helping build the international business for RBC GAM.
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