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August 3, 2018

Hampden and Co founding chairman to step down

Independent private bank Hampden and Co founding chairman Ray Entwistle is set to retire later this year.

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The responsibility to select Entwistle’s successor has been bestowed on a team led by the bank’s senior independent director Alex Hammond-Chambers.

“I was being described as a ‘veteran banker’ in the media before Hampden & Co even opened. This past three years have been exciting, fuelled by clients who continue to write to me to say what a pleasure it is to have found a bank that acts with decency and integrity. I will continue to be involved with Hampden & Co, as we become the most respected private bank in the United Kingdom,” Entwistle noted.

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In 1977, Entwistle moved to Scotland to establish Lloyds Bank’s first branch in Scotland. Later, he joined Adam & Company, where he held several leadership roles including CEO and chairman.

In 2010, he established a new private bank named Scoban. The private bank was launched as Hampden & Co in 2015 with offices in Charlotte Square as well as Mayfair.

The rebranding was the result of insurer Hampden Group’s acquisition of a substantial stake in the business.

Hampden & Co CEO Graeme Hartop said: “Ray has been instrumental and inspirational in the set-up of Hampden & Co and we would not be where we are today without his vision and tenacity.”

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