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Mourant Galvanises Middle East focus with appointment of International Private Wealth specialist

Mourant, the international specialist services firm, has strengthened its presence in the Middle East by appointing private client expert Wendy Scott-Hamilton.

Based in Dubai, Mrs Scott-Hamilton will join Mourant’s first Middle East representative, Brian Williams, in offering the trustee and other services of Mourant Private Wealth, across the region. She will also have responsibility for building new and existing relationships with intermediaries in order to develop high value private client and trust business between the Middle East and other jurisdictions.

Mrs Scott-Hamilton joins Mourant Private Wealth from UBS Jersey, where she managed bespoke financial solutions for Private Clients. With more than 15 years of experience in dealing with High Net Worth individuals, she is an expert in all areas of investment work, including alternative investments, commodities, foreign exchange, structured products, bonds and enhanced cash. She also has experience in the estate planning and trust sector.

Having worked for 12 years for major private banks in Australia before moving to work with private clients in Hong Kong, Mrs Scott-Hamilton has an in-depth knowledge of global financial markets and a comprehensive understanding of the complex international financial planning needs of High Net Worth individuals.

Mrs Scott-Hamilton is a Certified Financial Planner, and holds the Certificate in Financial Markets from the Securities Institute Perth as well as the Certificate in Financial Advice from the Securities and Investment Institute.

Sarajane Kempster, Director of Business Development at Mourant Private Wealth, commented “Mourant is continuing to expand its operation in the Middle East and Wendy’s appointment is a reflection of our commitment to the region. I am absolutely delighted to welcome Wendy to the team. Not only does she bring an incredible amount of international experience to our operation in Dubai; her appointment also offers our clients on-the-ground access to her unrivalled private wealth knowledge. Mourant has plans for numerous exciting business developments in the Middle East and I look forward to working with Wendy to progress these over the coming months and years.”