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BNY Mellon hires German depotbanking expert

27 November 2013


Global investments company looks to consolidate position in key market

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BNY Mellon has appointed Lars Hella as head of depotbank services in Germany. Based in Frankfurt, he will report to Laura Ahto, COO of investment services, Germany.

Hella joined BNY Mellon's German branch in July 2014 and moves into his new role from the global securities operations area. He has extensive industry experience of depotbanking (in both Germany and Luxembourg), global custody, capital management companies, fund accounting and fund administration having previously held positions with the German consulting firm itechx, Caceis and State Street.

Thomas Brand, head of investment services for Germany at BNY Mellon said, "In his new role, Lars will be key to driving excellence and innovation around our established depotbanking activities.

His long experience and broad expertise in this space means he is ideally placed to further consolidate BNY Mellon's reputation as a leading provider of depotbank services here in Germany and to ensure our clients benefit to the full from the significant investment and intellectual capital we have committed to this business."

BNY Mellon in Germany has depotbank volumes of 133.5bn euros and asset under custody and/or administration of 607.3bn euros.


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