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RBC appoints Russia and Eastern Europe fiduciary planner

RBC Wealth Management is seeking to extend its Russian and Eastern European client base……


Valery Zaikin, a Russian national, will particularly focus on the Russian, Kazakhstani and Ukrainian markets in his role as director in the private client fiduciary services team at RBC.

He joins RBC from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a Moscow-based fiduciary specialist and wealth planner.

Steve Sokić, director and head of business development, private client fiduciary services, said of the appointment: “Diversifying our global geographic focus and increasing our penetration into emerging markets continues to be an important part of our growth strategy.

“Valery is perfectly placed to complement and extend our existing intermediary and client network, building on the work of our existing Eastern European-focused private client fiduciary services team based in Jersey. 

“His contacts, cultural affinity, language skills and international legal expertise will be an enormous asset to RBC.”

According to RBC, Zaikin – who will be based in London – has significant experience advising ultra high net worth Russian and Eastern European clients, particularly around using on trust and fiduciary structures.

RBC said he is a member of the International Bar Association and is also helping to found a new branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Step) in Moscow.

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