In the newly created position, Clive Brown will oversee RBC GAM’s business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, excluding BlueBay Asset Management
Brown will begin the role on 1 October and will be based in RBC GAM’s London office, where he will report to RBC GAM chief executive John Montalbano.
Brown has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including 21 years at JP Morgan Asset Management, where he most recently worked as global chief operating officer and chairman for Asia, based in Hong Kong.
He was also chief executive at JP Morgan Asset Management International.
Montalbano said: “RBC GAM’s global growth plans include a focus on Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
“[Brown] is ideally suited to provide focus and direction to our teams in London and Hong Kong in support of our business expansion plans in these regions.”
RBC GAM has over C$335bn ($305bn, £180bn, €220bn) in global assets under management, and sales and distribution teams located throughout Europe and in Hong Kong.
It offers investment solutions for institutional and individual investors, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, pooled funds, separate accounts and specialty investment strategies.
In August, the company appointed Anne-Sophie Girault as Europe, Middle East, and Africa managing director for business development.
She was most recently responsible for the client portfolio managers’ fixed income teams at Aviva Investors.