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RBC Wealth Management appoints head of distribution in the British Isles


RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of Canada, has appointed Antony (Tony) Johnson, to the position of Head of Distribution, RBC Wealth Management – International.

In this newly created role, Johnson will be responsible for leading RBC Wealth Management – International’s private client distribution teams, including the relationship managers in the UK and Channel Islands-based Private Client Wealth Management and Trust teams. Reporting to Stuart Rutledge, CEO, RBC Wealth Management – International, he will be based in London and begin his new role in March 2015.
Johnson joins RBC Wealth Management following a long and successful career at RBC Investor & Treasury Services. In his most recent role as Global Head, Sales & Distribution he has been responsible for directing sales, relationship and strategic client management efforts across the globe for the business.
Rutledge says: “Tony is a consummate distribution and sales professional and is the perfect leader to help develop and articulate our value proposition to the market. His experience in providing strategic sales leadership and client relationship management, his ability to effectively embed successful sales methodologies and practices and his leadership skills are all well proven.
“The British Isles is an important market for RBC Wealth Management and with Tony at its helm our outstanding team of UK and Channel Islands-based relationship managers is destined for even greater success.”
Before re-joining RBC in 2003, Mr Johnson was Executive Vice President, Europe with BISYS Fund Services where he led their fund administration outsourcing businesses in the European region. He joined BISYS from RBC Global Services where he spent five years as Head of Sales and Relationship Management, Europe/Middle East. He previously worked with Citibank as Vice President, Sales, responsible for promoting securities services in the UK & Nordic markets.

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