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Zurich adviser hires ex-UBS bankers for new Israel branch

Zurich adviser hires ex-UBS bankers for new Israel branch

Zurich-based adviser ZWEI Wealth Experts has hired Meir Baron, Amir Eshel and Ori Sharoni for its new branch in Israel.

The three new hires were made on the basis of increased demand for the firm’s services in the country.

Prior to joining ZWEI Wealth Experts, Meir Baron worked for six years as executive director for acquisition and marketing at UBS in Israel. He was also a member of the board and management committee.

Baron was previously a deputy CEO at IBI Investment House and was a founder and chairman of the board at IBI Provident Funds.

Amir Eshel has more than 35 years of experience in the asset management industry, as a former executive director at UBS in Israel as well as CEO of family office Clal Finance. He moves to ZWEI Wealth Experts from his role as head of investment committee at MIGDAL Mutual Funds.

The third hire Ori Sharoni has worked for 35 years in the industry and set up the investment firm Millennium, which was later sold to Meitav.

Sharoni also used to be head of acquisition and marketing at BHI Switzerland. He is currently a member of the investment committee of AYALON Finance.

Commenting on the new hires, Klaus Wellershoff, chairman of the board at ZWEI Wealth Experts, said:

'Meir Baron, Amir Eshel and Ori Sharoni are a team with an exceptional set of competences that will help to provide advice to investors in Israel.’

These three hires are the lastest additions in a recent hiring spree at the firm. In June the firm hired Paul Stäheli, a senior banker from UBS, for its Zurich office. Two month later, the firm secured senior adviser Hans Münch from Willis Towers Watson.

ZWEI Wealth Experts currently has a team of 14 advisers.

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