HSBC Private Bank has appointed Mark Fitzgerald as regional head of investment services and product solutions for the UK, Channel Islands, France and Germany.

In the new role, Fitzgerald will deliver the wealth strategy of the private bank, and manage local teams offering investment strategy, investment counselling, discretionary portfolio management, trading, as well as family governance services.

Based in London, Fitzgerald will be and report to global private banking chief of staff Stuart Parkinson and locally to regional head of global private banking for the UK, Channel Islands, France and Germany Chris Allen.

Fitzgerald’s experience in the investment sector spans over two decades. This includes stints at BlackRock, where he served as the managing director in a multi-asset hedge fund team, and at Barclays.

“We have been growing the business in the UK by working closely with our colleagues across HSBC to support the personal financial needs of the Group’s corporate clients. With Mark on board, we are looking forward to building on that success, bringing the best of HSBC to our clients and delivering the best possible investment solutions that meet their changing needs,” Allen stated.