The Swiss private banking group Julius Baer is bringing forward the restructure of its management team to be effective as of 1 January 2013, one month before formal completion of Merrill Lynch’s overseas businesses.

Julius Baer acquired Merrill Lynch’s International Wealth Management businesses outside the US in August 2012.

The group’s future chief operating officer, Merrill Lynch’s Gregory Gatesman, will only be joining Julius Baer on 1 February 2013.

The restructure will result in several other changes.

Within the Bank, Yves Robert-Charrue will move on from CEO of Switzerland to Head of Market and Custody and will be replaced by Giovanni Flury.

Remy Bersier, formerly in charge of overseeing France and Belgium will be responsible for Southern Europe but will still be in charge of Africa and Middle East.