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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Zedra, Julius Baer

Editorial Staff, 14 August 2020


The latest senior moves in wealth and asset management from across Europe and the UK.

Julius Baer
Julius Baer International has promoted Alan Hooks as new head of private clients and Gordon Scott as head of UK regional offices, as it continues to develop its UK proposition.

As head of private clients, Hooks takes on broader responsibility for further developing Julius Baer International’s London headquarters and regional offices. Reporting to Hooks, Scott will focus on the firm’s regional presence, and replaces Calum Brewster, who is leaving the business.

Hooks was formely head of wealth planning at Julius Baer and joined the bank in 2013 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Scott joined the Swiss wealth manager in 2017 and was most recently team head in charge of the Edinburgh, Belfast and Manchester offices. He has prior experience at Barclays Wealth and Kleinwort Benson.

David Durlacher, CEO at Julius Baer International, said: “We continue to hold high growth ambitions for our business across the UK, the relevance of which has been reaffirmed over recent months, where client proximity and a local market understanding has been crucial to helping our clients navigate challenging circumstances.”

Boosting its private aviation and marine sector businesses, Zedra's Isle of Man operation has appointed Edward Leigh as client director. Prior to joining Zedra, Leigh was director at Equiom Group, where he also specialised in aviation and marine structuring.

“The private marine and aviation markets have both rebounded strongly as the global pandemic evolves, with operators and owners demonstrating vision and flexibility in the ways in which assets such as private jets have been deployed,” Leigh said, reflecting on Zedra’s commitment to developing this area of its business.

Zedra’s managing director in the region Joanna Bodell singled out the marine, crewing, and aviation markets as those “offering enormous prospects for growth” from the Isle of Man base where the firm serves families and corporate owners globally.

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