Zurich, Switzerland, September 22, 2016 – Brown Brothers Harriman is pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Bolton as Managing Director and Office Head for Zurich. Mr. Bolton will be responsible for the firm’s strategic alignment with institutional and private bank clients and will have responsibility for BBH's European Relationship Management discipline. He will report to Geoffrey Cook, co-head of BBH’s EMEA business and Supervising Partner for Zurich.
Having held senior positions in BBH’s European and US offices, Mr. Bolton has worked with global fund managers and financial institutions for close to 20 years. Most recently serving as Managing Director of Brown Brothers Harriman Trustee Services (Ireland) Limited and Head of the BBH Dublin office, Mr. Bolton has also co-managed the Boston Relationship Management team, with responsibility for the execution and growth strategies for some of BBH's largest relationships.
“Switzerland is an important player in the global wealth management business and a key region for our bank and asset manager clients.” said BBH Partner Geoffrey Cook. “BBH has been committed to serving our Swiss clients for nearly 50 years. Hugh brings to Zurich deep financial and operational expertise that will help our clients achieve their growth objectives and deal with the rising complexity of the global regulatory landscape.”
Hugh Bolton added, “I’m delighted to join the Zurich team at an exciting time for both the Swiss market and BBH. The increasing demands of investors, whether through private banks or collective investment schemes, provide our Swiss clients with new opportunities and challenges. We look forward to growing our partnerships through this evolution and to being part of our clients’ continued success."
About Brown Brothers Harriman Services AG
BBH Zurich was established as Brown Brothers Harriman Services AG (BBH SAG) in 1968. The entity serves as a representative office of a foreign bank, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) & Co.
BBH Zurich offers local customer support and relationship management to clients of BBH&Co. (i.e. sophisticated institutional asset gatherers located in Switzerland and other parts of Europe). Services provided by BBH&Co. include: US and Global Custody, Securities Lending, Foreign Exchange and Infomediary.
About Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) & Co.
BBH & Co is a privately held financial institution that has been a thought leader and solutions provider for nearly 200 years. The Firm serves institutions, businesses, families and individuals in its three business lines: Investor Services, Investment Management, and Private Banking.
BBH’s Investor Services business provides cross-border custody, accounting, administration, and execution services in close to 100 markets for many of the world’s leading asset managers and financial institutions. With $4.4 trillion of assets under custody and administration as of December 31, 2015, BBH is consistently ranked among the world's top global custodians, asset administrators, foreign exchange, and securities lending providers.
BBH operates a global business with eighteen locations, including New York, Boston, Beijing, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, Kraków, London, Luxembourg, Nashville, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Wilmington, and Zurich.