Investec Wealth & Investment (IW&I) is expanding its London office with the hire of three senior investment directors: Greg Waunford-Brown, Philip Maher and Gideon Wright.
All three are appointed from Julius Baer Wealth Management, which they joined in 2014 as part of the firm’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch International Wealth Management.
Waunford-Brown has more than 25 years of experience in wealth management. After joining Natwest as a graduate trainee in 1987, he moved into financial planning, becoming involved in transitioning clients to the group’s private banking affiliate Coutts.
Following the takeover of NatWest by RBS in 2000, he joined Merrill Lynch International Wealth Management, becoming senior vice president.
Maher also has more than 25 years of experience in wealth management. After spending 19 years at Barclays in its wealth division in Glasgow and London, he joined Merrill Lynch International Wealth Management in 2007, becoming managing director in 2013.
Wright has more than 35 years of experience in the industry. He started his career at NatWest in 1980, joining Merrill Lynch International Wealth Management in 2000, after RBS took over NatWest. His most recent role at Merrill Lynch was as senior vice president.
Louise Hall, head of IW&I’s London office, says: “We are delighted to welcome Greg, Philip and Gideon to our London team. All three are highly experienced investment professionals and their appointments illustrate IW&I’s continuing success and our ability to attract the best talent in a competitive market. I know all three will continue to ensure IW&I provides clients with the highest level of service as the firm looks to grow our client base further.”