Julius Baer International continues UK growth strategy with new appointments

Gordon Scott

Julius Baer International today announces two new appointments within its UK business as it strengthens its proposition and grows its provision of locally-based wealth management services for individuals across the UK.

Alan Hooks will become Head of Private Clients, assuming a new role that sees him take on broader responsibility for developing further Julius Baer International’s London headquarters and regional offices, and to support the next stage of the firm’s growth.

Gordon Scott has been appointed the new Head of UK Regional Offices, reporting to Alan and will join the Julius Baer International Executive Committee to represent the firm’s regional presence. He replaces Calum Brewster, who will be leaving the business to take on a broader role in the industry.

Alan Hooks has worked at Julius Baer International since 2013, joining from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Most recently, he was Head of London at Julius Baer International and previously Head of Wealth Planning. He has spent the majority of his 20-year career advising individuals and their families, in the UK and internationally, on issues relating to long-term strategic wealth planning.

Gordon Scott has been with Julius Baer International since 2017, most recently as Team Head where he was responsible for the firm’s offices in Edinburgh, Belfast and Manchester. He has over 20 years’ experience working with and advising individual clients, trusts and charities, with prior experience at Barclays Wealth and Kleinwort Benson.

David Durlacher, CEO, Julius Baer International said: “We are delighted to announce Alan and Gordon’s new roles. Four years ago, we embarked on a clear mission to invest for the long-term in our UK growth and have since built extremely strong foundations through recruitment into key wealth locations across the country. Now is the right time to unify our business and to build further on our culture and team in the UK for the long-term benefit of our clients.

“Our growth to date has outstripped all expectations, and I want to thank all of the leadership team for their hard work and commitment to their local communities. We continue to hold high growth ambitions for our business across the UK, the relevance of which has been reaffirmed over recent months, where client proximity and a local market understanding has been crucial to helping our clients navigate challenging circumstances.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Calum for this contribution to our business over the last few years and wish him all the best for the future.”

These appointments mark the latest in a series of internal promotions Julius Baer International has made as it looks to grow its UK presence with a truly client-centric proposition and continued talent development. It follows the recent appointments of Jamie Banks to Head of Wealth Planning and Alan Hooks’ prior promotion to Head of London.