Nedbank Private Wealth has poached John Williams from Credit Suisse UK to serve as the head of wealth planning for its international operations.

At Credit Suisse, Williams held a similar position for five years.

In his financial career of over 25 years, he also worked at Barclays and UBS.

“Now, more than ever, families need to understand the complex options open to them for their finances – plans that will be unique to each based on their circumstances,” Williams noted.

In the new role, Williams will work alongside HNW families and their advisers to facilitate their financial plans.

He will operate out of London and initially work to support the firm’s private clients.

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Nedbank Private Wealth CEO Stuart Cummins said: “As a boutique private bank and wealth manager, clients trust us to manage their finances and to be there for their families now and for generations to come.

“We are fortunate to have an award-winning team and I am delighted that John has decided to join us on our mission to protect our clients’ wealth, to advise them with integrity and to make their lives easier.”

The latest appointment continues Nedbank Private Wealth’s recent hiring spree.

Earlier this year, the firm appointed Rebecca Cretney as investment counsellor and David McFadzean as head of investments for Jersey.