Lombard Odier builds UK presence with new hires

Lombard Odier Private Bank has strengthened its London office with six appointments as it embarks on an investment programme to build its presence in the UK.

Spearheaded by CEO Duncan MacIntyre, who joined the organisation from Coutts in January, the expanded team includes a new COO, three private bankers, a new wealth planner and a legal counsel. Lombard Odier said this is a demonstrable commitment to the UK, and reflects the focus the bank  has on the high net worth community based in the UK.

Karl Von Bezing has joined Lombard Odier as COO and will work closely with MacIntyre, to support the firm’s ambitions to grow its presence in the UK. Von Bezing joins from Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked within the wealth and asset management practice for five years.

The three private bankers have been appointed to service Middle Eastern, Turkish and French clients.

Karen Boecker joins as a senior private banker for the Middle East, with nearly 20 years’ experience working with Middle Eastern clients. She was previously head of the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Mediterranean desk, and supervisor of the international team at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management.

Duygu Gözeler Porchet joins Lombard Odier as a private banker for the Turkish market, with extensive experience of advising Turkish high net worth clients. She joins from Deutsche Bank where she was vice president of asset and wealth management (Middle East & Africa).

Aurélie Jaclot joins as private banker for the French market. She was previously a senior private banker at Pictet & Cie for eight years, based in Paris.

Géraldine Appert joins Lombard Odier as a wealth planner with 20 years’ experience, including 10 years as an adviser to international ultra high net worth individuals on cross border wealth planning. She joins from SG Hambros where she was head of the International Wealth Planning team.

Louise Dobbyn joins as legal counsel. Dobbyn was previously an Associate at Ashurst.

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