He will also report to Mike Turner, who is head of global strategy and asset allocation, based in Edinburgh.
Real estate partner John Pike, CEO at Stephenson Harwood from 1996 to 2004, will be joined at Dundas by finance partner Ted Harrison, senior associates Ben Truman and Pauline Ho and associate Richard Hathaway.
Funds partner Achim Putz, who joined the firm in 2010 from SJ Berwin, will serve as the managing partner for the office. He will be joined by Benedikt Weiser and Carsten Fischer, who are joining from Mayer Brown and tax consultancy WTS Group respectively.
Mr. Roper has over twenty years experience in markets, most recently holding the position of Director on the FX Sales Desk at UniCredit. Prior to this role, he held similar positions at State Street Global Markets London and ANZ London.
The changes to the structure follow a review by former HSBC Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Mike Geoghegan that recommended restructuring NAMA’s portfolio management, credit and risk, lending and legal departments.
HSBC has an employee attrition rate of 10% annually, and replacing those staff forms part of the new hiring, an HSBC spokesman said. HSBC currently employs 296,000 staff globally.
Fox specialises in advising banks and borrowers on property-related loan transactions, while East and Elphick advise across real estate finance, acquisitions, sales and management.
In her new role, Burgess is responsible for managing the growth and development of Northern Trust's business activities across Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.
Former Kleinwort Benson group head of compliance, Cain will sit on the board of directors and will have overall responsibility for compliance, risk management and legal affairs.