Today's City Moves includes Santander, Intertrust and Bristows.
Santander UK has announced the appointment of Ben Covey as head of private banking, reporting directly to Charlotte Platts, head of wealth. Ben will take up his position from 1 May and will be responsible for the direction and growth of the private banking proposition for Santander UK. With over 20 years’ experience in the UK wealth management industry, Ben was most recently divisional manager for south west and central at Santander Private Banking, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the private bank’s strategy across the region, as well as the shaping of its brand and culture. Prior to joining Santander, Ben spent over a decade at Barclays Wealth supporting private clients, charities and pension funds. His roles included discretionary portfolio manager, private banker and regional head in the south east.
Intertrust, a global leader in providing expert administrative services to clients operating and investing in the international business environment has announced the appointment of Patrick O’Brien as global head of funds. With over 27 years’ experience in financial services, Patrick joins Intertrust from Citigroup where he was head of fund services, Ireland and head of offshore sales. Prior to that he spent eight years at JP Morgan where he held several roles, latterly executive director, global head of fund services client strategy. He has held pre-approved controlled function positions with the Central Bank of Ireland since 2015. Reporting to newly appointed chief commercial officer Ian Lynch, Patrick will be responsible for leading Intertrust’s global fund strategy and expanding its client base among private capital fund managers and investors in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region. He will also continue to develop Intertrust’s tailored and holistic funds offering and focus on delivering a market leading solution.
London-based law firm Bristows has announced the promotion of senior associate Claire Smith into the partnership, effective 1 May 2019. Claire is a member of the firm’s commercial and IP transactions practice. The four-partner group acts for clients such as Astrazeneca, De Beers, Johnson & Johnson, and The Francis Crick Institute. Claire has over 15 years’ of experience advising clients on collaboration, licensing and other arrangements to develop and commercialise their technologies, brands and other valuable intellectual property assets. Claire has a unique background in life sciences having held quality assurance and project management roles in Abbott Laboratories' medical device business prior to switching to a law career.