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September 15, 2021

Julius Baer expands professional team in Russia

By Patrick Brusnahan

Swiss wealth management group Julius Baer has hired three senior-level professionals to boost its presence in Moscow.

Vladislav Metnev joins as an investment adviser, and both Daria Matusevich and Ekaterina Ardasova join as relationship managers. The appointments are set to strengthen the firm’s coverage not only in Moscow, but also in the regions.

Metnev joins from Ingosstrakh-Investments Asset Management Company, bringing over 20 years of industry experience, which will play a crucial role in providing tailored investment advice to clients.

In addition, Matusevich is an experienced relationship manager joining from Credit Suisse Moscow, where she counselled HNWI and UHNWI private banking clients for more than a decade.

Furthermore, Ardasova is an experienced relationship manager, having worked for over 10 years at Sber Private Banking and VTB24 (Russia).

Ewgeni Smuschkovich, subregion head Russia & CEE, Julius Baer and chairman of the Board of Directors, Julius Baer CIS, commented: “As a global wealth management group, we realise the importance of our presence in Russia. We are committed to running a strong business for the long term and serving clients across the whole country. The size of our franchise in Russia combined with exemplary client proximity continue to set us apart.”

Rudolf Scherrer, head of Julius Baer CIS Ltd, added: “We are delighted with these important additions to our already robust business in Russia and welcome our new colleagues on board. Their in-depth knowledge and years of experience are the perfect complement to our Investment Advisory Office in Moscow. We are looking forward to offering our bespoke services to clients in Russia.”

Julius Baer recently hired Vincent Ming as its new Singapore-based deputy group head Greater China.

Ming will report to Chew Mun Yew, group head Greater China Singapore. He will be responsible for growing and strengthening the bank’s franchise in the Greater China market.

Furthermore, Ming joins the bank with 15 years of experience in private banking as a senior manager covering the Greater China market. He was most recently market head of North Asia at UOB Private Bank, a role he held since 2017.

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