People Moves

Citi Private Bank Hires Top US Trust Execs For New York Unit

Vanessa Doctor 11 June 2010


Citi Private Bank has recruited three top US Trust executives for its New York office.

Heather Kirby and
John Hilderbrandt join the company as managing directors, while
Charles Walker steps in as senior vice president. The trio will be dubbed as ultra high net worth private bankers and will report to Leslie Bains, the interim regional executive for the Metro New York area.

Both Kirby and Hilderbrandt were managing directors at US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management's New York office. Prior to that, Kirby was managing director and private banker at HSBC, while Hilderbrant was vice president and relationship manager at First Union Bank in Washington.

Walker is also from US Trust where he was the senior vice president and private client manager. His background includes being a private client relationship manager at HSBC.

"New York is a tremendously important market for our Firm, serving as the global headquarters for Citi," said
Peter Charrington, the chief executive officer of Citi Private Bank in North America.

"Many of our clients and their families also have a significant presence here and we remain firmly committed to serving them at the highest level while continuing to expand our business here."

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