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Julius Baer Continues UK Regional Build-Out

Robbie Lawther Assistant Editor London 11 September 2018


The firm has hired eight new relationship managers based in either its London or Leeds office.

Julius Baer International has hired eight new relationship managers to its UK operation who will be based across the London and Leeds offices. The new hires continues to indicate the firm’s commitment to UK growth, as reported by this publication.

Michelle White  joins from RBC Wealth Management, where she specialised in providing wealth management services to international high and ultra-high net worth clients. Based in London, she previously worked at Barclays Wealth, having started her career at Lehman Brothers. Anthony Birkbeck has over 20 years of experience working in the private client sector. Based in London, he joins from Barclays Private Bank, where he specialised in advising high net worth families in the UK.

Renaud Billard has over 20 years of experience in the private client arena. Based in London, he spent the last five years working within JP Morgan’s Global Wealth Management division. Sean Gallagher worked for 10 years at SG Kleinwort Hambros and Barclays Wealth. Based in London, he specialises in advising high and ultra-high net worth clients.
Louise Chesters has nearly 20 years of industry experience. Based in Leeds, she advises high net worth individuals and families predominantly in the North Yorkshire region. Charlotte Thomas joins from the Royal Bank of Canada, where she advised clients including business owners and entrepreneurs across the UK. Prior to this, she spent two years at HSBC Private Bank with a focus on the Americas. She is based in the London office.
Oksana Torbych has over 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry, specialising in servicing high and ultra-high net worth clients. Torbych is based in London. Aziza Ramos  worked for 15 years at Barclays, Citibank and Credit Suisse. Based in London, Ramos specialises as an investment counsellor advising high net worth clients from emerging markets.

“Our recent hires showcase Julius Baer International’s commitment to hiring high-calibre individuals with extensive track records and proven credibility,” said David Durlacher, chief executive of Julius Baer International. “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. We believe that sourcing and retaining the best talent is crucial to ensure premium client service, while simultaneously taking into account the current and future demographics of our clients.”

Rival Swiss bank UBS has also sung the praises of doing business in the UK regions, as well as in Scotland, and made several moves recently. (See this interview here.)

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