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Wealth manager Coutts appoints new head of global markets

Coutts, a UK-based private bank and wealth manager, has appointed Mohammad Kamal Syed as head of global markets, responsible for the delivery of discretionary client portfolios and mandates.

The company said that he will continue to oversee the strategic solutions team, including direct investment opportunities, corporate finance referrals and real estate advisory services for UHNW customers. He will also remain chairman of the investment committee responsible for key investment market decisions.

Camilla Stowell, who is Coutts’ private office head, will take on an expanded role as of head of wealth and investment management. She will be responsible for leading the teams of portfolio management, investment platform, investment delivery and wealth structuring.

Coutts has also named Harry Keogh as head of key client coverage, responsible for developing customer relationships with influential clients. This is in addition to his existing responsibilities leading the sports and entertainment and landowner client groups.

Additionally, managing director Rebecca Hughes will lead the financial sponsors and executives client group, serving city individuals in the private equity, hedge fund, asset management and financial tech sectors.

Coutts CEO Peter Flavel said: “We believe we have the best people in the industry working for us and also the most admired client base in the world. This sharpened focus on investment management is being recognised by our business growth and this reorganisation ensures we have the right people leading the right teams to deliver against our renewed strategy.”

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