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15 Mar 2022

Michelle Girard appointed as Head of US for NatWest Markets

NatWest Markets has appointed Michelle Girard as Head of the US for of NatWest Markets and CEO of NatWest Markets Securities Inc., the Stamford-based subsidiary of NatWest Markets Plc. Michelle joined the bank in 2004 and will sit on NatWest Markets’ Executive Committee, reporting directly to CEO Robert Begbie.

As Deputy Head of US, Michelle worked closely with both Markets and NatWest Group leadership teams to coordinate the bank’s strategic objectives, strengthening connectivity and business growth opportunities in the region.  She also oversaw NatWest Markets’ US technology, operational and business control functions. As Global Co-Head of Economics, Michelle was responsible for economists in the US, China and India, forecasting growth, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy and interest rates for global and regional economies.

Michelle is the Executive Co-Sponsor of the US Energized Employee network, which leads initiatives in diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, recognition, and well-being. She is a founding member of the NatWest Markets Women’s Network Steering Committee and has taken an active role in helping to create and strengthen the talent development offerings for women across the organization.

NatWest Markets Chief Executive, Robert Begbie, said:

“I am excited to congratulate Michelle on her new role as Head of the US. Her energy, market intelligence, focus on customers and purposeful leadership make her the natural choice to lead to deliver on our growth plans for the region and for NatWest. The US is a core part of NatWest Markets’ strategy, with a clear customer and coverage focus, and is essential to our business as we build and grow.”

Michelle Girard said:

“I am thrilled to be leading the region as we begin this new chapter at NatWest Markets, pivoting towards growth of the business. I look forward to working in partnership with colleagues around the bank to deliver value for our customers both globally and in the US.”

Prior to joining the bank, Michelle held roles as Co-Head of the Fixed Income Strategy & Research Group at Prudential Securities, Chief Economist at Sanwa Securities (USA) and Economist with Bear Stearns. Michelle began her professional career as a Research Assistant for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC.

Notes to Editors

NatWest Markets
NatWest Markets helps corporate and institutional customers manage their financial risks and achieve their short- and long-term financial goals while navigating changing markets and regulation. Our products and solutions are centred around three pillars: Rates, Currencies and Financing. We have developed digital self-service applications covering FX, rates, risk management, international payments and many more services. Our strategists and content experts across Currencies, Risk and Financing offer fresh thinking alongside market-leading economic insights in the key economies where our customers do business. We operate from trading hubs in London, Amsterdam, Singapore and Stamford with offices across key locations in the UK, EU, US and Asia.

NatWest Markets Securities Inc. is a registered broker-dealer located in Stamford, Connecticut. Securities business in the United States is conducted through NatWest Markets Securities Inc., a FINRA-registered broker-dealer (www.finra.org), a SIPC member (www.sipc.org) and a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of NatWest Markets Plc. NatWest Markets Securities Inc. has sales offices in San Francisco and San Jose.

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