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New leadership

Mike Adams.

Mike Adams.

RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of Canada, has appointed of David Foster and Mike Adams as co-heads of the Caribbean business, based in Cayman and Barbados respectively.

Adams, who was most recently, Head of Operational Risk Management for RBC Wealth Management globally, has assumed regional leadership of the teams based in Barbados, with accountability for the Corporate & Institutional business and providing directional support to the Caribbean-based Operations, Technology and Functional teams.

He joined RBC via the acquisition of Barclays’ US private banking operations in 2002, and has since then held a series of senior compliance and risk management positions within RBC’s Wealth Management operations worldwide.

David Foster.

David Foster.

Meanwhile, Foster has assumed responsibility for the operation and supervision of the Investments, Trust and Private Client teams, including fiduciary, banking and relationship management solutions delivered through offices in Cayman, Barbados and the Bahamas.

He joined RBC Wealth Management in 2012 from Coutts, where most recently he was Managing Director of their Cayman business. Foster has over 20 years of experience in leading teams that advise international high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals and their families. Both Adams and Foster will report to Stuart Rutledge, head, of RBC Wealth Management – British Isles and Caribbean.

RBC Wealth Management provides a comprehensive set of offshore banking and wealth management services to resident and international clients in the Caribbean. With teams of professionals based in the Bahamas, Barbados and the Cayman Islands, the company has received several awards for excellence.

“These appointments were made to ensure we are in the best position to serve our clients, provide opportunities for our employees, and grow our business in the Caribbean,” Rutledge said.

“David and Mike bring with them decades of valuable industry experience that position them perfectly to lead and implement our strategy in the Caribbean, and I am thoroughly pleased to have them on board.”

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