Hawksford has appointed a leading financial services and wealth management specialist with over 30 years’ experience working across Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.

Brian Balleine joins as Director, Private Client Services where he will focus on developing relationships with intermediaries globally as part of Hawksford’s continued growth and expansion strategy. His role is based in Jersey where Hawksford is headquartered.

Most recently Brian was Regional Head of Butterfield’s trust business in Asia where he was based in Singapore. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Butterfield’s trust business in Cayman. He has also held senior roles with Barclays Wealth, Rothschild Trust and Bank of Ireland.

‘Hawksford occupies an interesting position in the industry with the size and reach to offer clients security and quality expertise in complex and cross-border structuring combined with the agility to respond to developing client and market requirements with ease. The company has the right strategy, direction and people to continue to carve out its unique position in the market and I am thrilled at the prospect of leveraging the network I have built throughout my career to drive further growth,’ said Brian Balleine.

‘Increased regulation continues to pose challenges for our industry but by continuing to find ways of turning these regulatory issues into a positive relationship and experience for clients we have the opportunity to be the provider of choice for clients and intermediaries,’ he added.

Darren Kelland, Global Head of Private Client Services at Hawksford, said:  ‘Brian has an extensive financial services network across the globe having held senior leadership roles in Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. We are excited that someone with such vast experience and pedigree as Brian has decided to join Hawksford.’

Mr Balleine holds a Master of Business Administration degree, is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.