Simon Hopes appointed Market Leader for Coutts’ Sports & Entertainment business

London, 05-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Simon Hopes has been appointed as Market Leader for Coutts’ Sports & Entertainment business.  Simon joins the business from NatWest and RBS Stockbrokers, where he was Head of Distribution.  At Coutts, Simon will be responsible for the ongoing development and expansion of Coutts’ wealth management and private banking services for high net worth individuals in this space.  He will be based in London, and will report to Harry Keogh, Managing Director, London One, which comprises the Sports & Entertainment, Professionals, Executives and Landowners client groups.

In his previous role, Simon was responsible for distribution within the Retail Stockbrokers business using a multi-channel approach which comprised branch staff, telephony and digital.  Simon devised the ‘Self Serve’ strategy for the execution-only business which was geared to maximise the opportunities for the business in the post-RDR landscape. Prior to that, Simon spent 13 years working within RBS and NatWest’s Private Banking business in a variety of roles.  Most recently, he was Regional Director for RBS and NatWest Private Banking in the Midlands and South West.  There, Simon led a team in delivering a proactive wealth management service for high net worth and affluent individuals in the UK, achieving the highest client satisfaction rating of the business’s UK regions.
Harry Keogh, Managing Director, comments, “We are delighted to welcome Simon to Coutts.  Simon has extensive experience in the wealth management arena and has a proven track record in relationship management.   Sports & Entertainment is one of Coutts’ most renowned client groups, and a continued area of focus for the business.   Simon’s understanding of the industry and the challenges and opportunities faced by HNW individuals will be key as continue our expansion in the UK.”

Simon started his career on the Graduate Scheme at HSBC Private Banking, where he spent eight years as a Private Banking Manager, and latterly, as a Senior Private Banking Manager with responsibility for the West End Region and Lottery clients. Simon’s career with RBS started at Drummonds.  Simon studied at Nottingham Trent University.

For further information please contact:
Maria Shum, Corporate Communications, Coutts
T: +44 (0)20 7753 1255
M: +44 782 653 1525

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About Coutts
Coutts is the wealth division of Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Coutts serves clients from over 40 offices across the world offering tailored wealth management, banking, trust and tax services. Coutts is headquartered at 440 Strand, London with offices in other key international financial centres in Zurich, Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. The division includes Adam & Company providing private banking services from Edinburgh, and RBS International, based in the Channel Islands, which provides offshore banking.For further information please visit

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