Deutsche Bank International Private Bank has appointed James Whittaker to head UK coverage, marking the next phase of its growth strategy and buildout in London.Whittaker will join the bank in early October and will be a member of UK IPB’s Executive Committee. He will also, subject to regulatory approval, join the Board of Deutsche Bank UK Limited.
He joins from UBS where he spent 14 years as a private banker and leader, most recently as head of the firm’s UK ultra-high net worth (UHNW) team in London and a member of the UBS UK management committee. He was recently named in the Spears Top 10 UHNW advisors and has been regularly included in Private Asset Management (PAM)’s list of Top 40 Under 40. He started his career at Coutts and is a graduate of the University of Bath where he read Economics and Politics.
“I’m delighted that James is joining Deutsche Bank’s team in London in this significant leadership role and as the next phase of our growth plan for the UK begins to take shape,” says Michael Morley, Head of Deutsche Bank International Private Bank in the UK and Nordic markets and CEO of Deutsche Bank UK Limited.
He adds: “James’s impressive career both as practitioner and senior industry leader will enable us to move ahead with pace and professionalism.”
Deutsche Bank created its International Private Bank in June, combining its Wealth Management and Private & Commercial Business International units into a business that serves 3.4 million private, wealth and commercial clients around the world.
Whittaker says: “This is an exciting time to be joining Deutsche Bank as it invests in building out its private banking business around the world and here in London for UK and international clients.”