EDB appoints BNY Mellon exec as new leader

European Depositary Bank (“EDB”), the Luxembourg-based provider of banking, depositary and custody solutions, today announces the appointment of David Claus as CEO and Member of the Board of Directors.

As part of Apex, EDB is one of the largest providers of depositary services in Europe for regulated UCITS and alternative funds, with over $160bn of Assets under Depositary (as of May 31, 2022).

David brings close to three decades of asset servicing and asset management experience from a career spent working in Luxembourg, London and Brussels. He joined EDB in April 2022, before being nominated to the Board of Directors and subsequently taking on the CEO role, effective June 16, 2022.

David was most recently Luxembourg Country Head for BNY Mellon, serving as Manager of the Luxembourg branch of the Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV and chair of its Management Committee. Previously he held senior management roles in BNY Mellon’s Asset Servicing business and was and member of the Management Committee of the Bank of New York Mellon Brussels Branch. He joined BNY Mellon in London in 2000 and held various management positions in asset servicing and client management.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, David ran third party distribution as well as operations for the Luxembourg management company of a Continental European fund manager. He started his career in 1994 as a fund accountant in Luxembourg.

David Claus, CEO of EDB comments: “I am excited to be joining EDB, a bank with a rich history of enabling institutional investors to directly access the Luxembourg financial market. As an independent provider, EDB has an important role to play in offering our clients an agile and responsive cross-jurisdictional service in an ever-changing regulatory environment.”

David Rhydderch, Global Head of Financial Solutions at Apex Group adds: “We are pleased to welcome someone of David’s experience to lead and grow our EDB business. EDB’s digital banking, depositary and custody services differentiate our single source offering as a leading global financial services provider.”

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