Kleinwort Benson makes push into IFA market

Kleinwort Benson has made two hires as it attempts to expand its presence in the discretionary investment market.

The wealth manager has brought in Jeremy Hippolite as executive director for business development and Glenn Baker as director for business development.

Mr Hippolite joins from Standard Life Wealth where he helped to develop its discretionary fund management business. Mr Baker has been hired from Schroders Private Banking, where he was a business developer for four years.

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Mr Hippolite will take overall responsibility for the development of the firm’s proposition within the IFA intermediary arena.