BELGIUM - Fortis Bank has bolstered its global custody department in France and Belgium with the recruitment of Jan De Bolle from Kas Bank.

“Jan De Bolle will join Fortis Bank's Global Custody Management as account manager on December 1 2002,” Fortis said in a statement.

De Bolle, 31, is a Belgian national and will serve clients in France and Belgium. He was most recently relationship manager at Kas Bank and has previously worked at the Bank of New York, Bank Insinger de Beaufort and Palladyne Asset Management.

Sander Struyk, head of account management said: "Jan's knowledge and experience of the asset management and custody businesses, together with his multiple language capabilities, will further strengthen our global custodian's position."