HSBC has made a number of hires and appointments to its investment management team in Geneva, Switzerland, to build capacity in key areas for the benefit of its clients.
Karl Faivre has been appointed Head of Investments and Wealth Solutions (IWS) EMEA (excluding UK), and Head of IWS Switzerland, after successfully overseeing the products and investment teams in Switzerland for the past three years. In his expanded role, Karl is responsible for the full range of products, platforms and wealth proposals for Personal, Premier and Private Banking clients in the EMEA region. Karl has a strong background in business creation and development and in-depth product expertise, combined with in-depth knowledge and experience of the EMEA region markets.
At the same time, HSBC Switzerland has also appointed Alexander Neil as Head of Equity Advisory in order to strengthen its stock picking capacities. Alex has been with HSBC since 2018 and brings to his new role more than sixteen years of experience in equities, notably at EFG Bank and several years on the sell-side in London and Paris.
In addition to these internal appointments, HSBC continues to hire talent from its competitors. The bank has recruited Cristiano Mendes as a structured products specialist to strengthen its team in Switzerland. Cristiano has spent the past eight years in investment management roles at UBS, Lombard Odier and Barclays Wealth Management.
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