RBC Capital Markets appoints Deborah Freer as U.S. Chief
NEW YORK, May 11, 2009 — RBC Capital Markets
today announced the appointment of Deborah Freer as Managing
Director and Chief Operating Officer for its U.S. operations.
She will report to Mark Hughes, RBC Capital Markets' Global
Chief Operating Officer/Head of Global Credit. As Freer will
be based in New York, she will also work closely with Mark
Standish, President and Co-CEO of RBC Capital Markets.
In this role, Freer will participate in the management of
RBC's U.S. capital markets business. She will partner with
business unit leaders and operating executives, and serve
as a key point of local contact and coordination for the firm's
functional support teams in the U.S.
Prior to joining RBC, Freer spent 20 years with Merrill Lynch
in a variety of senior management roles within the firm's
global capital markets, systems, technology, marketing and
business development functions. Freer has extensive experience
in the rationalization and consolidation of business processes,
including specific expertise in re-engineering futures, security
services and financing operations. Her most recent role at
Merrill Lynch was head of Global Client Services for Capital
Markets, where she was accountable for the day-to-day operations
of the firm's capital markets clients. Freer was most recently
with Citigroup's Global Financing Services business, where
she was Head of Client Integration, responsible for client
relationships and all aspects of new business processing.
"Throughout her career, Deborah has been highly effective
at identifying core issues and providing solutions that align
with a firm's corporate vision," said Mark Hughes, Global
Chief Operating Officer/Head of Global Credit, RBC Capital
Markets. "Her extensive experience in assembling and
leading multi-functional teams that support capital markets
operations, combined with a deep understanding of client relationships,
will be a tremendous asset to us as we continue to grow our
capital markets platform in the U.S."
About RBC Capital Markets
RBC Capital Markets is the corporate and investment banking
arm of RBC and is active globally in debt origination, sales
and trading, foreign exchange, infrastructure finance, structured
products, metals and mining, and energy. Its North American
includes a significant U.S. middle market investment banking
franchise and leading equity, underwriting, sales, trading
and research businesses. Bloomberg ranks the firm as a top
20 investment bank globally.
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For further information, please contact:
RBC, (212) 428-6902,
The Hubbell Group, (781) 878-8882,