Lombard Odier builds UK presence with six new hires
Lombard Odier Private Bank has strengthened its London office with six appointments as it embarks on an investment programme to build its presence in the UK.
Spearheaded by Chief Executive Officer, Duncan MacIntyre, who joined the organisation from Coutts in January, the expanded team includes a new Chief Operating Officer, three Private Bankers, a new Wealth Planner and a Legal Counsel. This is a demonstrable commitment to the UK, and reflects the focus the seven generation private bank has on the High Net Worth community based in the UK.
Karl Von Bezing has joined Lombard Odier as Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with Mr MacIntyre, to support Lombard Odier’s ambitions to grow its presence in the UK. Karl joins from Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked within the Wealth and Asset Management practice for five years.
The three Private Bankers have been appointed to service Middle Eastern, Turkish and French clients. Karen Boecker joins as a Senior Private Banker for the Middle East, with nearly 20 years’ experience working with Middle Eastern clients. She was previously Head of the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Mediterranean desk, and Supervisor of the International Team at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management.
Duygu Gözeler Porchet joins Lombard Odier as a Private Banker for the Turkish market, with extensive experience of advising Turkish High Net Worth clients. She joins from Deutsche Bank where she was Vice President, Asset and Wealth Management (Middle East & Africa).
Aurélie Jaclot joins as Private Banker for the French market. She was previously a Senior Private Banker at Pictet & Cie SA for eight years, based in Paris.
Géraldine Appert joins Lombard Odier as a Wealth Planner with 20 years’ experience, including 10 years as an adviser to international Ultra High Net Worth individuals on cross border wealth planning. She joins from SG Hambros where she was Head of the International Wealth Planning team.
Louise Dobbyn joins as Legal Counsel. Louise was previously an Associate at Ashurst LLP.
Duncan MacIntyre, Chief Executive Officer, UK at Lombard Odier comments: “We have set ambitious targets to grow Lombard Odier and part of that growth comes from further developing our London office for a wider range of private clients. When I joined Lombard Odier I was struck by the opportunity to deliver a new, more challenging form of private banking that encapsulates the philosophy by which this seven generation family firm has supported countless families through more than 40 financial crises. We need a strong team to help me on that journey and we will be making more senior private banking and investment management hires in the months ahead. Each member of the team brings different strengths and experiences but each has been hired for embodying the same fundamental spirit and belief that working in partnership with our clients, we can help support them in meeting their ambitions – for their family, their wealth, and their future.”