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30 Sep 2010

Barclays Wealth has hired fourteen new investment representatives

$232 billion hedge fund manager Barclays Wealth has hired fourteen new investment representatives in it US branch offices.

In Miami, Tony Esses joins as a Director and Investment Representative after 24 years at HSBC Private. Robert Sperber joins as a Director and Investment Representative from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Previously, Sperber was a financial advisor at UBS and Oppenheimer & Co. in New York. James Hafele, also joins Sperber’s team from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

In Palm Beach, Matthew Burton joins as a Vice President and Investment Representative from JP Morgan.

In Atlanta, Tom Pair joins Barclays Wealth as a Director and Investment Representative in Atlanta. John Nicholas joins as a Vice President and Investment Representative in Atlanta from Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Forest Simmons joins as a Vice President and Investment Representative in Atlanta from BNY Mellon Wealth Management, where he worked for the past three years.

In New York, Ron Willis and John-Paul Tomassetti have joined as Directors and Investment Representatives. Rene Joliot, Edgar Ramirez and Romel Rodriguez have joined Barclays Wealth as Investment Representatives in New York from UBS International.

In Philadelphia, Gerhard van Arkel and Brett Thomas Meyers joined as Investment Representatives in from Wilmington Trust.

Finally, Barclays Wealth appointed Brian Sears as a Managing Director and Regional Manager for Los Angeles. Sears joins from Neuberger Berman in New York, where he was most recently Global Co-Head of Distribution for Alternative Investments. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as an investment advisor at Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.