Julius Baer makes eight senior hires in UK push

Julius Baer International has made eight new hires in London and Leeds in a bid to further grown its UK operations.

Seven of the recruits of the Swiss Private Bank and UK & Ireland wealth manager will be based in London: Michelle White, Anthony Birkbeck, Renaud Billard, Sean Gallagher, Charlotte Thomas, Oksana Torbych and Aziza Ramos.

Louise Chesters will be based in Leeds, and will advise high net worth individuals and families predominantly in north Yorkshire.

“Our recent hires showcase Julius Baer International’s commitment to hiring high-calibre individuals with extensive track records and proven credibility.

“Our goal is to become the employer-of-choice for the most talented individuals in our industry and we remain committed to providing our clients with world-class expertise and insights that are specifically tailored to their individual needs,” David Durlacher, chief executive of Julius Baer International, said in a statement.

White joins from RBC Wealth Management, where she specialised in international high and ultra-high net worth clients. Birkbeck has 20 years of experience working with private clients and joins Julius Baer from Barclays Private Bank.

Joining from JP Morgan’s Global Wealth Management division is Billard who previously managed client relationships at SG Hambros.

Gallagher is a wealth manager, having worked for 10 years at SG Kleinwort Hambros and Barclays Wealth.

Thomas joins from the Royal Bank of Canada, where she worked with business owners and entrepreneurs across the UK. With 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry, specialising in servicing high and ultra-high net worth clients Torbych will focus on tailored wealth and investment solutions.

Ramos has spent 15 years at Barclays, Citibank and Credit Suisse, and specialises as an investment counsellor working with high net worth clients from emerging markets.

The UK push comes at a time as the no-deal Brexit scenario is still on the negotiations table and several companies are shifting their operations to mainland Europe to avoid disruption.

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