WS to raise RBC Capital Markets profile

RBC Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of RBC Financial Group, has hired Weber Shandwick Square Mile as the bank moves to increase its City profile.

‘We think there are a lot of untold good stories here. In particular, there is a lot of good stuff going on in London which we have not been particularly good at publicising,’ said RBC Capital Markets comms manager Jane D’Amico.

D’Amico joined as RBC Capital Markets’ first communications head last September from the Department for Education and Skills.

She declined to comment on the other agencies that were invited to pitch and would not give the name of the agency that previously held the account.

WS Square Mile director Melissa Rowling and managing directors Michael Prescott and Mike Kirk are leading the account, having begun work for RBC Capital Markets earlier this month.

RBC Financial Group is the branded subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, North America’s fifth-largest bank.

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