UK/CANADA - RBC global services, institutional & investor services (IIS) - Canada's largest custodian and a provider of securities services worldwide - has appointed Simon Coleman as its director of operations in the UK.

In his new London-based role, Coleman will oversee all aspects of global custody processing in more than 80 worldwide markets.

He joins from advisor, KPMG, where he held a number of leadership positions, including principal consultant for financial sector consulting and operational responsibility for the investment management and investment banking practices.

José Placido, senior vice-president at RBC global services IIS, comments: "We are extremely pleased to welcome Simon to our global services team. His expertise in the global custody arena, as well as his extensive leadership experience, will be tremendous assets to us going forward.
“This appointment is the latest step in the strategic growth of our global business, and delivers on our promise to continue to attract and retain the brightest minds in the industry for RBC Global Services and our clients around the world."

Coleman replaces David Banks, who has accepted a new position with RBC Global Services as director of operations, Australia.