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RBC Capital Markets Hires Vo From Goldman Sachs and UBS’s Eves

Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Bank of Canada’s investment banking unit hired Johnny Vo and James Eves to add to its team advising clients in the financial services industry in London.

Vo is a former a co-head of European insurance research at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., while Eves was head of financial institutions equity capital markets at UBS AG, Toronto-based RBC Capital Markets said in an e-mailed statement today. The pair will report to Robin Mackie and Mike Carter, co-heads of RBC’s European financial institutional group, the firm said.

RBC, Canada’s largest lender, has been expanding its investment banking and wealth management operations in London in recent years. In April, the firm hired Kevin Smith from Standard Chartered Plc to be head of mergers and acquisitions in Europe. RBC also acquired London-based BlueBay Asset Management Plc for about C$1.52 billion ($1.5 billion) last year.

The appointments “will add greater depth to our coverage of financial institutions, which is an important sector for the bank,” Patrick Meier, RBC’s head of investment banking in Europe, said in the statement.

To contact the reporters on this story: Ambereen Choudhury in London at achoudhury@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Edward Evans at eevans3@bloomberg.net

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