robert-armstrongLondon, 25th March, 2013: Duncan Lawrie Private Bank has today announced the appointment of Robert Armstrong as Non-Executive Director. Armstrong is a financial market risk specialist with over 20 years’ experience encompassing wholesale markets and derivatives, retail banking, life insurance and pension schemes.

Armstrong started his banking career with Mellon Bank and was appointed Financial Controller of their London Branch in 1980. He then joined KPMG where he became a Partner and led their Treasury & Risk Management Consulting Practice. Since then, he has worked for Rabobank as Global Head of Market Risk, Abbey National as Group Market Risk Director and Lloyds Banking Group as Group Market Risk Director. After retiring in 2011 Armstrong joined the Fairbanking Foundation to volunteer his experience.

Robert Armstrong, Non-Executive Director at Duncan Lawrie Private Bank, comments:
“I am looking forward to being part of Duncan Lawrie Private Bank and I am wholly impressed by the bank’s current attitude to risk from the clients’ perspective, which totally aligns with my own personal ethos. The culture and long-term thinking behind the bank and its growth strategy were instrumental in my desire to be involved in this exciting opportunity. My work at Duncan Lawrie will chime with the work I have been involved in at the Fairbanking Foundation.”

Matthew Parden, Managing Director at Duncan Lawrie Private Bank, comments:
“Robert’s risk experience and credentials are second to none and we look forward to working with him in what is a challenging era for the industry. It is important that we continue to manage client assets with care and ensure our service and approach to risk reflects the needs and expectations of our clients.”



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