Kevin O’Brien, a senior manager with Bank of Ireland Private Banking, is to join Julius Baer International as a director in the Swiss bank’s Dublin office.
Mr O’Brien, who is a 12-year veteran of Bank of Ireland joins a 10-strong Baer team in the Irish capital.
Julius Baer first entered the Irish market in 2012 when it acquired Merrill Lynch’s Dublin based private banking unit, as part of a wider integration of Merrill Lynch’s international wealth management business outside the US and Japan which Baer agreed to acquire for $880 million.
David Durlacher, chief executive of Julius Baer International in the UK and Ireland, has been moving to build up the business in the regions of the British Isles.
Earlier this year the bank set up an office in Edinburgh to focus Scots, Northern Irish and advisory businesses in the north of England.
Baer says it is committed to plough substantial investment into the UK and Ireland, through new office openings in Manchester, Leeds and Dublin, and a number recent hires, including Calum Brewster as head of UK regional offices.
Baer has CHF 399.9 billion in assets under management, and was founded in 1890.