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Rob Hodgson, a British wealth management executive whose most recent role was as a senior private banker with Westpac in Sydney, will join the GWM Group’s London office on Monday.

The position is a new one, and comes as the firm further expands its London office. As reported here last year, the Dubai-based GWM Group, also known as Guardian Wealth Management, opened the FCA-authorised London operation to cater for UK-based, high-net-worth clients, out of offices located in the city’s affluent Mayfair district.

Previous roles for Hodgson, pictured above, in addition to Westpac include almost 10 years with Lloyds Private Banking, in its HNW Mayfair operation.

He holds the Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Investment Management Certificate qualifications, and specialises in complex tax planning and investment management for high and ultra-high net worth individuals, according to GWM.

At GWM, Hodgson will be responsible for expanding the HNW business across Europe, according to Chris Payne, who heads up the London operation. Including Payne and Hodgson, the London GWM Investment Management team now numbers six.

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Mike Coady haven taken GWM UK to Chartered Status is very pleased about this announcement and has no doubt Rob Hodgson will make a great success.