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JP Morgan Private Bank Appoints New Middle Eastern Leadership

Amisha Mehta, Deputy Editor, 8 July 2016


JP Morgan's private banking arm has handed the role to a familiar face.

JP Morgan Private Bank has appointed Tara Smyth as head of the Middle East market, replacing Jonathan Conner, who has moved to the US to assume a new role within the bank.

Smyth, who has been with JP Morgan for over 16 years, was most recently head of the private bank’s Middle East investment team. Before that, she was a global investment specialist within the US private banking division.

Based in Geneva, Smyth will oversee the firm’s Middle East wealth management operations and drive its overall strategy and growth for the market. She will report to Pablo Garnica, chief executive of JP Morgan Private Bank’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Subject to appropriate approvals, she will also become a member of the JP Morgan (Suisse) management committee. In that capacity, she will report to Paolo Moscovici, JP Morgan (Suisse)’s general manager.

“We are thrilled to leverage Tara’s tenure in the Middle East and deep investments expertise in one of our most important markets within our EMEA region,” said Garnica. “She understands the complex financial needs of wealthy families and exemplifies the type of advisor that will lead our continuing efforts to deliver sophisticated, innovative advice to our clients in the region.”

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