Meet some of the people who work at SGPB Hambros
Our employees reflect our values of professionalism, innovation and team spirit. They are focused on delivering results for the business and for our clients in a sustainable manner, by developing long-term, enduring relationships with clients, colleagues and partners.
Meet some of our employees by following the links on the right.
Our Private Bankers
How long have you been working for the SGPB Hambros?
What do you believe makes SGPB Hambros unique?
We are not product sales led but genuinely try to find the best solution for a client’s particular circumstances.
What type of clients do you work with and what are they looking for?
UK resident clients, many of which need help with the organisation of their finances. Most of my clients use us for discretionary portfolio management.
What makes a good private banker?
An ability to explain financial concepts to clients who are not familiar with finance. A proactive attitude, focus and attention to detail as well as follow through.
Which attributes do you think make SGPB Hambros a trusted private bank amongst our clients?
Funds research and a broad range of investment strategies and products.
Our Management Team
Eric became SGPB Hambros Chief Executive in September 2007. Before this he was Group Head of Private Banking and Managing Director of the London office at SG Hambros. He is responsible for developing the Group’s commercial and marketing strategies and oversees the Group’s private banking activities as well as manages the day-to-day running of the London office.
Eric started his banking career in 1983 at NatWest in London as a graduate trainee. In 1986 he joined Hambros Bank Limited and undertook a variety of roles in investment banking and acquisition finance. He then moved to the Guernsey office in 1996 as Head of Private Banking, and continued in this role following Société Générale’s acquisition of Hambros Bank Limited in 1998 before moving back to London in 2000.
Eric has an MBA from the City University Business School in London. He is married with two children and has a keen interest in hill walking, photography and playing guitar.
Warwick Newbury held the position of Group Chief Executive of SGPB Hambros from 1998 until September 2007 with overall responsibility for the profitable development of the SG Hambros group of companies in London, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and the Bahamas.
He started his banking career in 1964 at Coutts where he held various positions both in Switzerland and in the UK. He was appointed Head of Coutts Private Banking in 1990. He moved to Hambros Bank Limited in 1997 as head of private banking, becoming Group Chief Executive of SGPB Hambros following Société Générale’s acquisition of Hambros Bank in February 1998.
On 1st October 2007 Warwick became Chairman of SG Hambros Bank Limited. He continues to chair the boards of the SGPB Hambros offshore banks in the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. He is also Chairman of the SGPB Hambros Offshore Defined Benefits Pension schemes.
Warwick was awarded the Spear’s Private Banker of the Year (2007) and the Private Asset Managers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He is married with two children and enjoys shooting and opera.
Eric Verleyen, CFA, joined Societe Generale Bank & Trust Luxembourg in 2005 as Head of Discretionary Management for the private bank. During his time in Luxembourg, he has contributed to the development of tailor-made portfolio management dedicated to Ultra High Net Worth Individuals. In 2009, his responsibilities were enlarged to include Advisory Managed activities before becoming Chief Investment Officer, in charge of Discretionary Management and Advisory Management teams, as well as Products Offering in Luxembourg.
Previously, Eric Verleyen worked for KBL Luxembourg where he headed a portfolio managers team and for Sakura Bank Luxembourg.
He holds a degree from the Institut d’Administration et de Gestion of Louvain (Belgium) and was recently rewarded with the title of Outstanding Young Private Banker 2011 by Private Banker International.