Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Robina Barker Bennett as head of its North America financial institutions team based in New York. She will transfer from the bank’s London headquarters and will continue to be Lloyds Bank’s global funds director, a role she has held since 2010. She will report to Mark Grant, CEO commercial banking, North America in the US and Edward Thurman, managing director, FI in the UK.
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Robina Barker Bennett as Head of its North America Financial Institutions (FI) team based in New York. Robina will transfer from the Bank’s London headquarters and will continue to be Lloyds Bank’s Global Funds Director, a role she has held since 2010. Robina will report to Mark Grant, CEO Commercial Banking, North America in the US and Edward Thurman, Managing Director, FI in the UK.
Prior to moving to New York Robina played a key role in expanding and growing the Funds business within FI and more recently raising the profile of how we support both Funds and their portfolio investments across Lloyds Banking Group. Robina has 24 years of experience in the banking industry having started her career at Hambros Bank. She also held a number of positions at Enron and CIBC, prior to moving to Lloyds Banking Group in 2007.
Mark Grant, CEO Commercial Banking North America, commented: “Financial Institutions are fundamental to both the UK and US economies and are a core part of the Lloyds Bank client proposition. As the industry develops we must grow and adapt to meet the increasing needs of our clients in the FI arena. Robina’s expertise and stature within the industry will bring additional depth to the North America FI team, and her arrival is part of that team’s expansion as we enhance the services we offer our North America clients to meet their growing needs.”
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Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking is part of Lloyds Banking Group, a UK-focused retail and commercial bank with more than 30 million customers across the globe, including 1 million SME customers and 91% of the FTSE 100.
The Group’s strategy is built on being the best bank for clients and colleagues alike, and creating value by investing where they can make a real difference for their clients. They have been carrying these principles in North America for over 100 years with offices in New York, Houston and Chicago.
In North America their Commercial Banking business provides a client-oriented approach for businesses with strong links to the UK. Through their network of relationship managers and by working closely with their Head Office, they offer sound local US and UK knowledge and advise their clients on their businesses and the solutions they need to secure growth and manage risk.
They provide clients with core banking products such as lending, to develop their activities, drive wealth and job creation, as well as deposits and a range of domestic and international transaction banking services. They are also experts in the Capital Markets and Financial Markets areas (Foreign Exchange, Money Market, Credit), and are present in the US through their local broker dealer Lloyds Securities Inc.