Julius Baer names UBS Mexico alum to coordinate Latam investment solutions

Polidura will operate from the Zurich offices of Julius Baer, which recently reinforced its activities in Mexico by increasing its global share in NSC Asesores to 70%.

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Citi Private Bank seeks to assist FOs in protecting wealthy families’ privacy

"Without a global standard for privacy protection in a progressively digital world, it is becoming increasingly complex for our clients to safeguard the privacy of wealthy families," says Citi's Edward Marshall.

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Andbank bids to be among Argentina’s first licensed global investment advisers

Andorran private bank Andbank, already active in Mexico and Brazil, wants to be operational in Argentina in the first half of 2018, said Carlos Moreno, the firm's head of the Americas.

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New advisory designation marks resumption of private-banking activity in Argentina

While local companies can fit into this category, it is expected that foreign banks that left the country due to lack of legal protections will try to make landfall again in Buenos Aires. To do this they will have to open offices in the country and register as an AAGI.

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HSBC channels Andean and Central American wealth clients to UBS

As part of a streamling, HSBC’s Peter Boyles announced that the bank expects up to 40 employees to be offered positions at UBS. Clients will be referred to UBS’s Wealth Management Americas division.

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BNP Paribas Brazil makes string of hirings to beef up wealth team

Rogerio Santos, who has passed through HSBC, Votorantim, BankBoston and Cititbank, was named BNP's commercial superintendent for wealth management. Five other hires were made to beef up the wealth management area.

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HSBC names Joe Abruzzo head of global private banking for the Americas

As HSBC’s chief private banking executive in the region, Abruzzo will oversee efforts to advance client service offerings and achieve sustainable growth for the business.

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Bradesco targets Brazilian riches abroad

Banco Bradesco, Brazil’s second-largest bank by market value, said it will join rivals Banco Itau, BTG Pactual and XP Investimentos and open an office in Miami in July 2017.

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Andbank considers expansion into Argentina

Private-banking services for Argentines have largely been relegated to Uruguay since the early 2000s, when Argentina defaulted on its debt and the banking system collapsed.

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Itau names Constantini as US CEO and head of Northern Hemisphere wealth biz

Carlos Constantini, who was named CEO of the US unit, will be based in Miami, home to Itau's private-banking operation for Latin American clients. He will take charge of Northern Hemisphere wealth-management, including the Zurich business.

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