NatWest Group today announced the appointment of Shani Unantenne as Head of Funds, a newly created role within their Financial Institutions business and part of the Commercial & Institutional franchise. Shani will join the bank in May.

In her new role, Shani will lead and implement NatWest’s strategy for the Funds sector within the franchise, driving greater engagement with clients and deepening coverage across the sector.


Shani Unantenne, incoming Head of Funds, Commercial & Institutional, NatWest said:

“I am thrilled to be joining NatWest Group to take on the Head of Funds role at a market-leading bank in the sector. "

“NatWest has an incredible platform supporting the Funds industry and I look forward to working with the talented teams across the bank to build on our success, to continue to deepen our client partnerships and play a key role in the ongoing evolution of the industry.”


Shani previously held the position of Head of Funds for Europe for over eight years at ANZ Banking Group. She has also occupied a range of management roles at Lloyds across Wholesale Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions.

Based in London, Shani will join NatWest’s Financial Institutions Leadership Team.


Stuart Foster, Head of Financial Institutions, Commercial & Institutional, NatWest said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Shani to NatWest to lead our ambitious strategy in this important and growing sector."

“Shani brings a wealth of experience and range of skills that will strengthen the team and ensure we deliver for our Funds customers.”


Based across the UK, Europe, Asia and USA, NatWest’s Commercial & Institutional franchise provides specialist banking services and expert advice to a broad range of businesses, from supporting start-ups at launch to partnering with large companies and global institutions. It helps customers achieve their financial goals and manage their risks, while navigating change, by providing financing, transaction banking, trading and risk management services. 

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