Citi's Agency and Trust business, part of the Global Transaction Services division, has appointed Adrian Nye as new regional head of its Agency and Trust business in the Asia Pacific region.

In his new role, Nye will report to Alan Smith, head of Issuer Services based in New York, and to David Russell, head of Securities and Funds Services Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

Nye’s primary focus will be on broadening Citi’s range of corporate trust services available to regional issuers and intermediaries active in the capital markets, M&A, project finance and securitization sectors.

Citi currently provides an array of corporate trust services supporting a wide range of transactions and products, including capital markets transactions, escrow, project finance, M&A and securitization services throughout the region and globally.

Nye has more than 17 years of experience in the securities industry, 13 of which have been in Asia. He joined Citi in 2001 and moved to Singapore to grow their corporate trust presence in Asia. Nye recently relocated to Hong Kong in April 2010.