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JP Morgan names Tara Smyth as head of Private Bank Middle East


JP Morgan has appointed Tara Smyth as head of the Private Bank’s Middle East market.

Smyth will oversee the firm’s Middle East wealth management operations and drive its overall strategy and growth for the market.
Smyth, who succeeds Jonathan Conner, will report to Pablo Garnica, CEO of JP Morgan Private Bank’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. She will be based in Geneva.
Smyth will, subject to appropriate approvals, become a member of the JP Morgan (Suisse) Management Committee and in this capacity, will also report to Paolo Moscovici, JP Morgan (Suisse) SA’s general manager. 
“We are thrilled to leverage Tara’s tenure in the Middle East and deep investments expertise in one of our most important markets within our EMEA region,” says Garnica. “She understands the complex financial needs of wealthy families and exemplifies the type of advisor that will lead our continuing efforts to deliver sophisticated, innovative advice to our clients in the region.”
Prior to this role, Smyth was head of the Private Bank’s Middle East investment team. Before that, she was a global investment specialist within the US Private Bank.

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