SWFI First Read, August 11, 2016

Vanguard Hires Former iShares Executive for European ETF Distribution

Vanguard hired Andreas Zingg as head of exchange-traded fund (ETF) distribution management for continental Europe. From April 2014 to June 2016, Zingg was Head of iShares Middle East and Africa for BlackRock. He also spent a number of years as Head of Sales for iShares in Germany and Switzerland. Before BlackRock, Zingg worked at UBS Global Asset Management.

RBC Investor & Treasury Services Hires David Linds

RBC Investor & Treasury Services, a division of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), named David Linds as managing director and head of asset servicing Canada, Global Client Coverage. He will be based in Toronto and report to James Rausch, head of Canadian Client Coverage at RBC Investor & Treasury Services. Previously, Linds spent 19 years at CIBC Mellon where he was last a senior vice president of business development and relationship management there.

ICD Eyes Food Opportunity in Bosnia

The Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) is looking to possibly invest in the former food giant Agrokomerc, a food producer in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ICD could invest in food production within the country giving financial life to Agrokomerc. Agrokomerc is majority owned by the Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

OTPP Loses Appeal on Employee Wrongful Dismissal

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