Hilbert Investment Solutions has appointed Zak de Mariveles founder and chairman of the UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) as a non-executive director.
He joins Hilbert to work closely with the London team in Marketing and Distributing a new platform which is currently in development.
Zak started his career in financial services at Gerrard Vivian Grey before joining Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW), and Barclays Capital in 1992. After focusing on retail distribution of capital market products at Barclays, Zak joined the Royal Bank of Scotland(RBS) in 2007 as Managing Director and Head of UK IFA & Listed Products Sales, within the Markets and International Banking Technology Division.
Following on from his success at RBS, Zak joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 2013 to take on a newly created role as the head of UK IFA and Exchange Traded Sales in the bank's Global Markets Business. He left the firm in 2019 to take up a permanent role as the chairman of the UKSPA.
Hilbert's Founding Partner Steve Lamarque said: "I'm delighted to announce that Zak de Marivales, will be joining Hilbert as a non-executive director. Zak brings an unparalleled bespoke service to Hilbert and will be supporting us in getting more distribution agreements and pushing our new platform within the structured products space."
The firm was established in 2012 by former Old Mutual head of structured products Steve Lamarque to specialise in cross asset, structured solutions covering equities, rates and commodities.
In 2016, Hilbert joined the UK Structured Products Association and aligned itself to the UKSPA Code and utilises its product risk rating regime.