Claire Johnson is reportedly joining RBC Investor Services as CEO. She will replace Francis Jackson, who is stepping down from the role following the sale of its remaining international businesses to CACEIS. Johnson is currently president of TSX Trust, part of the TMX Group, and previously spent more than 20 years at CIBC Mellon.
JTC, the C.I.-based professional services firm, has added two managers to its funds team in Jersey. Will Turner and Ben Durbano specialise in real estate and private equity respectively and join Ashley Vardon, senior director – fund services, who was appointed earlier this year. Turner was previously at Crestbridge, whilst Durbano joins from Sanne.
Further exits from HSBC’s securities services business, following the senior management changes implemented earlier this year. After Ronnie Griffin – widely regarded as one of the best trust and depositary managers in Europe – left earlier this year, it is understood that CP Yap, who was appointed head of fund services at the end of…
Apex has appointed Stephen Geddes as regional head – UK. He joined Apex in London following the acquisition of Mainspring Fund Services.
IDR, the onboarding specialist for private markets, has appointed Robin Silverthorne as tax services director. He joins from NatWest. IDR provides a tax solution with a universally compliant single access token. Investors authenticate once through one platform.
U.S. Bank has appointed Kai Sakstrup as chief product officer for its Wealth, Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking (WCIB) division. Sakstrup previously served as chief strategy officer for U.S. Bank for more than six years. He joined U.S. Bank in 2015 as senior vice president of corporate strategy. He replaces Christine Waldron, who recently joined…
Neal Chansky has joined SS&C as head of the registered funds business, based in the U.S. Chansky was most recently global head of consultant relations at BNY Mellon, and previously spent 10 years at State Street.
FundGuard, the provider of a cloud-native SaaS investment accounting platform, has opened a London office. It has also appointed Antony Slee as sales director and Ravi Patel as sales engineering director to lead local commercial initiatives. Both Citi and State Street are investors in FundGuard.
AccessFintech, the provider of real time data and insights across financial markets, has appointed Gayatri Raman as president and COO, and a member of the AccessFintech board. In this role, Raman will report to co-founder and CEO Roy Saadon. She joins from Clearwater Analytics, where she was president of Europe and Asia.
Citi had undertaken a significant reorganization of its senior management team under Jane Fraser, CEO. Amongst the changes is the creation of a Services unit, comprised of the firm’s treasury & trade solutions business (TT&S) and its securities services business, led by Okan Pekin. Shahmir Khaliq, formerly head of TT&S, heads the new unit. Prior…