Dutch trust operator Intertrust has appointed James Ferguson as the new head of its Americas business and a member of its executive committee.

Ferguson will take up the new role on 5 March 2018 and will manage the firm’s six US offices and offices in Bahamas, Brazil, BVI, Canada, Curacao, and its key office in the Cayman Islands.

Ferguson most recently served as the global head of strategy and product development at U.S. Bank’s Wealth Management & Investment Services arm.

He previously had a 17-year stint at J.P. Morgan, where he served as the global head of alternative investment services.

Intertrust CEO Stephanie Miller said: “The Americas are an important market for our business and James will lead in taking advantage of opportunities in the region. With over 20 years of experience in corporate and fund services, including several senior executive leadership roles, he will be a valuable addition to our Executive Committee.”