LONDON, April 4 /CNW/ - RBC Dexia Investor Services has appointed Simon
Shapland as Managing Director for the UK, subject to regulatory
approval. Mr. Shapland will chair the UK Management Committee and have
overall responsibility locally for both the business strategy and for
employee relations. He will also be in charge of client satisfaction
and of developing local regulatory relationships. He will report to
Tony Johnson, Global Head, Sales & Distribution.
Mr. Shapland joined RBC Dexia upon its creation in 2006 as Regional Head
of Sales and Relationship Management for the UK, Ireland and the Middle
East. He has held the role of Head of Sales & Distribution for
Continental Europe, based in Luxembourg, since 2008. Prior to this he
was Regional Vice President for Europe and the Middle East at RBC
Global Services, a company he joined in 2004 from BISYS Fund Services
where he was Senior Vice President and Head of Sales for Europe. He had
previously held a number of senior positions at ABN AMRO Mellon Global
Securities Services, including that of First Vice President, Regional
Sales and Marketing Manager for Europe.
"Simon has played a key role in growing our European business in the
past three years and his wealth of experience will ensure the continued
development of our presence in the United Kingdom," said Tony Johnson,
Global Head, Sales & Distribution. "As the UK's prime business builder,
he will drive both onshore and offshore sales and strategic client
management in the country."
Mr. Shapland replaces Simon Olenka who is bringing his operational
expertise to a core company initiative as Head of the Enterprise
Custody Program. In this key strategic role, he will be responsible for
developing RBC Dexia's custody product suite.
RBC Dexia excelled in the latest influential R&M Consultants Global
Custody Survey, securing the top position in ten categories, including
the overall client service award. The company was also recently named
2010 European Custodian of the Year by Funds Europe magazine and
received top scores in seven key categories in the 2010 Global Investor
Global Custody Survey, including #1 overall for the Americas and EMEA.
RBC Dexia was also awarded "Top Ranked" status in four key categories
in Global Custodian's 2010 Global Custody Survey and 'European Transfer
Agent of the Year', 'Fund Administrator of the Year: Luxembourg' and
'European Client Relationship Manager of the Year' at the 2010 ICFA
About RBC Dexia Investor Services
RBC Dexia Investor Services offers a complete range of investor services
to institutions worldwide. Our unique offshore and onshore solutions,
combined with the expertise of our 5,400 professionals in 15 markets,
help clients grow their business and sustain enhanced performance
through efficiency improvements and robust risk management practices.
Equally owned by RBC and Dexia, the company ranks among the world's top
10 global custodians with USD 2.8 trillion in client assets under
RBC Dexia Investor Services Limited is a holding company that provides
strategic direction and management oversight to its affiliates,
including RBC Dexia Investor Services Bank S.A., a credit institution
licensed in Luxembourg by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur
Financier and the Ministry of Finance. All are licensed users of the
RBC trademark (a registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada) and
Dexia trademark (a registered mark of Dexia Crédit Local) and conduct
their global custody and investment administration business under the
RBC Dexia Investor Services brand name.
SOURCE RBC Dexia Investor Services
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