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Saranac expands ranks with quadruple hire

Saranac expands ranks with quadruple hire

Wealth management firm Saranac Partners has expanded its ranks with four new hires.

They include Stephen Griffiths (pictured), previously a managing director at JP Morgan Private Bank, who joins as head of wealth advisory.

Meanwhile, Maria Porta has come on board as a client adviser from UBS. She was formerly co-head of the ultra high net worth team at Barclays Spain. 

Mike Dardis also joins Saranac as a client adviser from Floreat Group, an international family office based in London. He started his career in investment banking at JP Morgan before moving to Barclays, where he was a director covering UK-based high net worth clients.

Tom Spencer marks the final new addition to  Saranac’s client adviser team. He formerly advised high net worth clients at Bank Leumi.

The hires bring the staff roster to more than 40. 

A spokesperson for Saranac Partners commented: ‘The business continues to grow quickly and is attracting clients across all elements of the proposition.’

Saranac was founded by former Barclays Wealth chief executive Tom Kalaris. He stepped down as a director last June, but remains a shareholder in the business.

The company counts David Giampaolo as its managing partner, who heads London-based networking club Pi Capital, while former Linklaters partner Robert Elliott is chairman. 

The team also includes Kleinwort Benson’s former managing director Jeremy Brown, Ed Klinke, HSBC’s former UK discretionary portfolio management head, and Giovanni Revedin, who was previously managing director at JP Morgan. 

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