Zurich/London, 10 September 2018 – Today Julius Baer International announces eight new hires to support business growth and regional expansion in the UK market. Based across the London and Leeds offices, the new hires complement the appointments made earlier this year as the business continues to affirm its commitment to UK growth.

David Durlacher, CEO, Julius Baer International, said: “Our recent hires showcase Julius Baer International’s commitment to hiring high-calibre individuals with extensive track records and proven credibility. 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.”

The new RMs include:

Michelle White, who joins from RBC Wealth Management, where she specialised in providing holistic 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 in their London-based private client team looking after European family offices and the firm’s senior executives.

Anthony Birkbeck brings 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 brings over 20 years of experience in the private client arena. Based in London, he is dedicated to high net worth individuals and families, having spent the last five years working within JP Morgan’s Global Wealth Management division. Prior to this, he managed similar client relationships at SG Hambros.

Sean Gallagher is an experienced wealth manager, having worked for 10 years at SG Kleinwort Hambros and Barclays Wealth. Based in London, Sean specialises in advising high and ultra-high net worth clients.

Louise Chesters is an experienced wealth manager with nearly 20 years of industry experience. Based in Leeds, Louise is dedicated to advising high net worth individuals and families predominantly in the North Yorkshire region.

Charlotte Thomas joins from the Royal Bank of Canada, where she counselled an array of 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. Based in London, Oksana focuses on tailored wealth and investment solutions, including meeting client’s liquidity needs, as well as wealth structuring and succession planning.

Aziza Ramos is an experienced Wealth manager having worked for 15 years at Barclays, Citibank and Credit Suisse. Based in London, Aziza specialises as an Investment Counsellor advising high net worth clients from emerging markets.

David Durlacher continued: “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. To this end, the firm is also committed to nurturing new talent, having recently welcomed our Apprentice Class of 2018. Over the coming months, candidates will begin their professional training which will take around 18 months to complete, providing them with the opportunity to be a part of a business that can offer them a challenging and rewarding future.”