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Founding Member of TSSAG

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Jim Harrris


The Securities industry professional with over 40 years Finance experience in both the UK and Canada. Jim headed Global Custody and UK Settlements teams in his career with a UK Bank. A change advocate, he is responsible for both the creation and implementation of the Continuous Risk Assessment Model at RBC. Having joined the Network Management team at RBC in London in 1994 he moved to Canada in 2010 to help establish the Americas hub in Toronto and has served twice as the Chair of the Association of Global Custodians largest ongoing committee, the Depository Information Gathering Project.  


MD, Soterium


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Conceptualized in early 2017, incorporated and launched in May 2018, Soterium is a consulting firm based in Canada with offices in Toronto and Calgary, serving the Private, Public and Not-for-Profit sectors across North America. Soterium brings together a unique blend of knowledge and experience in the Securities Services space, specializing in the Securities Lending, Global Operations and Network Management, but which retains Risk Management as its core principle. In addition, Soterium applies transferable skills across all sectors, using a menu driven delivery method, which cover amongst other areas:


  • Operational service delivery assessments

  • Business Transformation reviews

  • Strategic/Structural Reorganizations

  • Partner/Supplier/Procurement management

  • Training/Education/Reskilling

  • Revenue Enhancement/Cost Management

  • Contingency Planning 

  • Resource sourcing

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69 Steppingstone Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1X, CA

Phone: +1 647 704 9011



Core Team

Sudha Datta

Worked as Head of Operations with Sovereign Wealth fund Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) where he was responsible for custody, securities lending and investment operations for over 20 years. He is an associate of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments in the U.K. Sudha recently received the “industry Legend Award” from Global Custodian magazine. He is an independent consultant and advises asset managers, family investment offices, pension funds, endowment funds and credit unions.


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