Jean-Christophe Gerard, who took the role of interim Head of Barclays Private Bank EMEA in April, now assumes an expanded role in Barclays Private Bank as Head of Private Bank Europe, Monaco and Switzerland and CEO of Barclays Monaco on a permanent basis. Jean-Christophe will be responsible for leading Private Bank teams across Europe through Barclays European booking platforms in Switzerland, Monaco and Dublin.
As CEO of Barclays Monaco, Gerard will be responsible for positioning the business for growth in the Principality. According to Gerard, Barclays – which has been present in Monaco for nearly a century and is the longest-serving foreign wealth manager in the Principality – has the right to win in the region through the delivery of bespoke services and solutions to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients.
“We are one of the top private banks in the region and the leading investment solutions provider for (U)HNW clients within the Principality of Monaco,” says Gerard. “Our private bank proposition offers bespoke banking, credit, and investments products as well as direct access to Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank and to a wide range of non-standard solutions for our clients, using capabilities from across Barclays through our Strategic Solutions Group. As part of a major global financial services provider, with more than 325 years of banking expertise, we offer a full range of banking, credit and investment solutions.”
Based in Monaco since 1922 and named ‘Best Private Bank – Monaco’ by PWM in their 2018 Global Private Banking Awards, Barclays Private Bank employs a diverse and experienced workforce of 200 highly-trained, multilingual colleagues. “Over 17 languages are spoken in our Monaco office, which offers end to end client coverage in location to European and non-European clients, and has a strong Discretionary Portfolio Management performance, with currently £18bn of assets under discretionary management,” says Gerarad.
Jean-Christophe Gerard has a proven track record of client expertise and a deep industry experience, especially in the area of investments. Prior to his current role, he was Global Head of Investments at Barclays Private Bank, managing a global team of investments advisors and specialists, as well as a number of key client relationships. He also spent 25 years at HSBC in private banking, asset management and investment banking, serving clients on all continents.