Geneva base for new JP Morgan PB Mid-East head

JP Morgan has appointed Tara Smyth as head of its private banking in the Middle East, responsible for driving strategy and growth in the region.

Geneva-based Smyth succeeds Jonathan Conner, and will report to Pablo Garnica, CEO of JP Morgan Private Bank’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. As such, Smyth will also become a member of the JP Morgan (Suisse) Management Committee reporting to Paolo Moscovici, JP Morgan (Suisse) general manager.

Previously, Smyth was head of the private bank’s Middle East Investment Team, and before that a global investment specialist in the US private bank.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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