The Royal Bank of Scotland last week hired Celia Rountree, v.p. in dollar-bloc fixed income sales at the Royal Bank of Canada in London, in a new role as a senior saleswoman for Asia Pacific in Melbourne. "I'm thrilled to be back home," said Rountree, an Australian native. She has been given a broad mandate for the Australasian region to market primarily non-Australian dollar fixed income products ranging from government bonds to structured credit notes. She now reports to Robert Edgely, Asia Pacific head of sales in Melbourne, who did not return calls.
At RBC, Rountree reported to Jonathon Hunter, managing director in fixed income in London. Hunter was traveling and could not be reached for comment.