Rupert Robinson, Signia Wealth’s head of wealth management has left the firm, bringing the total amount of directors to leave in the last 18 months to eight, writes Mark Foxwell.

The sudden departure of Robinson, who was previously the former chief executive of Schroders Private Banking, will come as a blow to the UK headquartered boutique firm. He leaves after less than a year.

Private Banker International can reveal that others to depart in the last 18 months include Rupert Robinson (Head of Wealth Management) Ana Maria Harrison (Managing Director PE) Sonjoy Phukan (Managing Director-clients) Milena Ivanova (Managing Director-clients) Ameet Patel (Head of Alternative Investments) Martin O’Hare (Managing Director Head of Investment Solutions) Spencer Moulton(Director ,Private Equity) Andrew Larsen(Associate Director-clients).

Signia Wealth has tried to differentiate its offering from private banks by giving clients access to direct opportunities in alternative asset classes, with Robinson heading up the strategy to double the £2.2 billion it had under management over the next five years.
It is unclear whether Robinson resigned after further directors leaving.

Signia Wealth declined to comment.