BBVA Compass has appointed Maria Holmes as its head of asset management and trust.
Holmes will also lead the registered investment adviser programme for BBVA Securities.
Holmes has more than 14 years' experience leading investment, insurance and advisory services activities. She joins the bank from Santander, where she served as national sales director for its US securities business. Before Santander, Holmes held leadership positions at Citi and Fifth Third Bank.
"We were attracted to Maria's successful track record of developing and executing programs focused on client needs," says Eddie Castaneda, head of global wealth for BBVA Compass. "She will make an immediate contribution as a member of the bank's leadership team."
Holmes joins BBVA Compass' global wealth unit and will lead the teams responsible for trading activities and investment operations, risk management and product development. She will be based in Houston.