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Julius Baer Adds Senior Private Bankers

Editorial Staff 3 August 2022

Julius Baer Adds Senior Private Bankers

Serving the Middle East and Africa markets, the men are based in Geneva. They come from JP Morgan and HSBC.

Julius Baer has appointed senior relationship managers Jonathan A Conner and Thomas E M Kloss for the Middle East and Africa markets. They are joining the Swiss bank in Geneva and will report to Yvan Wicht, group head of Middle East & Africa, Geneva.

Conner brings more than 25 years’ experience in financial services and, specifically, in the private banking industry. Prior to Julius Baer, he worked at JP Morgan for 14 years, where he provided wealth management services to ultra-high net worth individuals and families from the Middle East from its offices in New York and Geneva. During this time, he served in various senior roles, including senior relationship manager, team head and Middle East market manager. 

Prior to joining JP Morgan, Conner was chief of staff to the CEO of Citigroup Private Bank. He holds an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School, New York.

Kloss is joining from HSBC Private Bank in Geneva, where he was responsible for managing client relationships across the Middle East. Kloss worked at HSBC Private Bank for more than a decade, including in HSBC’s Qatar local office in Doha. He holds an MA in economics from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

“We have successfully expanded our Middle East franchise during the past decades. Jonathan and Thomas are highly experienced relationship managers and therefore perfectly equipped to support our further development out of Geneva, an important location for Julius Baer,” Régis Burger, global head Middle East & Africa at Julius Baer, said. 

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