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Senior Financier Joins Centrus

Centrus today announces the appointment of Robert St John as a Managing Director, following his recent departure from the Royal Bank of Scotland where as Managing Director he was responsible for managing the bank’s overall relationship across a portfolio of significant UK corporate clients.

Prior to joining Natwest in 1990 Mr St John spent eleven years at Schroders, the UK merchant bank, including two years in New York. He joined Natwest as Director of Natwest Capital Markets and in 1994 was appointed Head of the UK Investment Banking team of Natwest Markets before returning in 1998 to the bank’s Capital Markets Division as an Executive Director of Greenwich Natwest. Following the acquisition of Natwest by RBS, he was appointed Managing Director and Head of Bond Origination in the UK from 2001-2010. During his career at Schroders, Natwest and RBS he has advised an extensive range of UK, US, European and Japanese organisations on their financing requirements across the spectrum of international debt and equity related capital markets.

Commenting on today’s appointment, Centrus Partner Phil Jenkins said: “Robert is a highly respected and very experienced City financier who possesses a wealth of advisory experience across our core sectors. In addition to his extensive range of senior relationships, his knowledge of the commercial property sector will help to drive the development of our business in this area.

Robert’s appointment highlights our growing reputation as a leading debt and derivatives advisor to UK companies.”

Robert St John said “Since its formation Centrus has established an enviable reputation and I am very impressed with the quality of clients it has advised and the business it has executed. I am much looking forward to playing an active role in the further development of the business.”