Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros strengthens its UK- based South Asian team

Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros (SGPB Hambros) has appointed a new Private Banker to foster the private bank’s relationships with Asian high net-worth individuals living in the United Kingdom.

Rajat Vij joined Ann Taylor and Duncan Shimmin at SGPB Hambros’ Manchester office on 4th October and will be responsible for establishing and developing relationships with wealthy Asian clients, primarily in the north of the UK and the Midlands. In particular, Rajat will draw on his experience of networking with Asian business partners and financial intermediaries to build relationships with this specific client segment.

He reports to Amar Mir, Head of SGPB Hambros’ South Asian team, which is based in London. Rajat’s appointment serves to strengthen this team, which now comprises 8 people and has successfully expanded since its creation five years ago, building strong links with Asian clients across South Asia and Africa.

Asian high net worth individuals living in the UK have full access to the private bank’s extensive expertise in wealth management and investment solutions, including its full offering of global investment asset classes (equities, bonds, cash, commodities private equity, property, structured products and hedge funds).

Rajat Vij has over seven years experience in the UK with ICICI Bank UK, a large global Indian bank. Starting in India as a Regional Sales Manager in 2000, he worked with various divisions of the bank before moving to London in 2004 and progressing within the company to become a Senior Relationship Manager in Manchester. In this role he built a substantial private banking book for the bank, largely by generating leads through a network of contacts and referrals in northern England.