Business Development Team

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Head of EMEA Business Development

Paul is Head of EMEA Business Development and responsible for all aspects of business and product development. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management in 2013 Paul was Executive Director at LGT Capital Partners. Previous experience includes roles at Old Mutual Asset Management International where Paul was Chief Executive Officer & Head of Marketing, Director at both F&C Asset Management and Fidelity International after starting out at Samuel Montagu and Pictet et Cie.

Paul holds the IMC Level 3 Certificate.


Nondini Chakrabarti

Nondini Chakrabarti

Associate Director, EMEA Business Development

Nondini is Associate Director for EMEA Business Development and is responsible for relationships with wealth managers, fund platforms, fund researchers and private banks. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management in 2014 Nondini was an Associate at RBC Wealth Management in Toronto, Canada.

Nondini is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University. Nondini also holds the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate.


Oliver Cooper

Oliver Cooper

Director, EMEA Business Development

Oliver is Director for EMEA Business Development and based in London. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management Oliver worked at Western Asset Management as a Client Service and Marketing Executive where he was responsible for fixed income business development in the UK as well as marketing short duration & liquidity products across Europe.

Oliver holds a BSc (Hons) in Business, Economics and Finance from Loughborough University.


Elaina Gallagher

Elaina Gallagher

Head of Marketing

Elaina is a Director and Head of Marketing for RBC Global Asset Management UK and is responsible for the marketing capabilities in EMEA. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management in 2016 Elaina was a Marketing and Client Communications Associate with a focus on institutional clients at Odey Asset Management and part of the International Sales team at Cheyne Capital Management.

Elaina graduated from Buckinghamshire New University with a BA (Hons) in Music Industry Management.


Anne-Sophie Girault

Anne-Sophie Girault

Head of European Distribution

Anne-Sophie is a Managing Director and Head of EMEA Distribution. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management in 2014 Anne-Sophie was at Aviva Investors where she managed the Client Portfolio Managers teams for Fixed Income, Equities and Alternatives. Previous experience includes roles at ABN AMRO Asset Management (BNP Paribas Investment Partners) as Senior Investment Specialist for Absolute Return strategies, Investment Director for European Equity strategies at Fidelity Investments, and part of the Institutional Department of La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild in Paris. Anne-Sophie joined the investment industry in 1998 as an Analyst for an Equity Hedge Fund in New York.

In 1998, Anne-Sophie graduated from the French Business School EDHEC.


Heidi Gunkel

Heidi Gunkel

Head of Client Services

Heidi is an Associate Director and Head of Client Services for EMEA. Heidi joined RBC in 2013 as part of a two year rotational program which allowed her to work in a variety of roles within the RBC Asset Management and Wealth Management business in North America and Europe, including the Chief Economist’s office. Heidi joined the London office in early 2015 initially as Institutional Marketing Services Manager and head of the London-based RfP team. Since 2016 Heidi has been heading up the Client Services team servicing GAM UK’s EMEA and international clients. Prior to joining RBC Heidi provided legal counsel at Bloomfield & Avocats in Montreal.

Heidi holds an MBA from John Molson School of Business, Montreal, a law degree from the University of Regensburg, and is a qualified lawyer in Germany.


Mohamed Khan

Mohamed Khan

Manager, Consultant Relations

Mohamed is Manger of Consultant Relations for EMEA. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management in early 2017 Mohamed spent seven years at J.P. Morgan in a variety of roles including the Asset Management Institutional Distribution team.

Mohamed holds a BSc in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has passed all three levels of the CFA.


Roland Schmidt

Roland Schmidt

Director, EMEA Business Development

Roland is a Director for EMEA Business Development and covers the German market based in Frankfurt. Prior to joining RBC Global Asset Management, Roland was at Carmignac, a European high-profile boutique asset management, where he was Head of Institutional and Wholesale Germany and Austria for nearly four years. Previous experience includes roles at Fidelity at the beginning of his career, Baring as Head Sales Austria and at M&G as Head of Sales, Germany.

Roland graduated with an MA in Political Science and English Studies at the University of Tier in Germany


Guinevere Taylor

Associate Director, EMEA Business Development

Guinevere joined RBC Global Asset Management as an Associate Director on the EMEA Business Development team in 2018. Prior to joining RBC, Guinevere was at Legal & General Investment Management where she was Client Manager focused on managing relationships primarily within the LGPS for four years. Previous experience includes roles at Schroders in consultant relations and client services and as an Account Manager at Northern Trust.

Guinevere holds a BA (Hons) in History and American Studies from Liverpool University.