Make the right financial decisions for your business.

Consultancy and professional recruitment within the financial services sector, providing you with the knowledge and talent to make the right financial decisions for your business. We offer a personal, flexible, transparent service.

Over the years, we’ve built valuable, trusted relationships with several world-leading banks - allowing us to share with you exclusive knowledge and opportunities.

Our team of specialists are headed-up by our Principals:
Scott McDonnell
LinkedIn
Jason Macdonald
LinkedIn

Global Banking Services (MacGBS)

Our Global Banking Service offers tailor-made solutions to principal investors, independent and external asset managers (IAMs/EAMs), wealth management organisations, and single and multi-family offices (SFOs/MFOs).
We work closely with global custodians, fund administrators and investment managers to provide you with a specialist service that will improve the efficiency of your business.

By introducing you to the right people, we can save you time and effort. Work with us, and we'll turn our specialist knowledge into commercial opportunity for you and your clients.
  • Assistance with due diligence, risk, compliance and KYC
  • Identifying areas of potential benefit to you and your clients
  • Talent acquisition and retention
  • Assistance with global custody and credit solutions
  • Real estate, property disposal and investment opportunities
  • Intelligence on platforms
  • Professional introduction to key global executives

Proven investment success

Independent External Asset Managers Our client wanted to offer their existing resident non-domiciled client base an international custodial solution (that was non Swiss-based) for non-UK regulated assets.

We were able to introduce a custodian who managed the relationship, offering the client full advisory and discretionary services plus leverage.
Family office We were able to introduce a significant off-market real estate opportunity to the principal of a family office.

The arrangement suited both parties, especially as we were able to bring together lending and legal professionals who completed the deal, smoothly and efficiently.
Multi-family office A multi-family office was looking to take on clients from an emerging market background.

We were able to introduce a relationship that improved their KYC documentation and compliance, therefore allowing the onboarding of this significant London affiliation.
Our functional expertise focuses on three key sectors:

Private Banking (PB)

  • Director / Partner / Principal
  • Head Global Private Banking
  • Country Head
  • HNW Key Client Executive
  • Senior Private Banker
  • Private Banker
  • Executive Board
  • Regional Head
  • Market Head

Wealth Management (WM)

  • Director / Partner / Principal
  • Executive Director
  • General Manager
  • Chief Investment Officer (CIO)
  • Head Asset Manager
  • Investment Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Wealth Advisor

Group (G)

  • Director / Partner / Principal
  • Vice President
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
  • Senior Vice President
  • General Manager
  • Head Group Risk Manager
  • Head Group Treasury

Recently completed assignments

United Kingdom Head of Private Bank
Senior Private Banker Middle East Clients (WM)
Head of Offshore Private Banking (PB)
Equities Portfolio Manager (WM)
Hedge Fund Sales, Europe PC (WM)
Senior Analyst (WM)
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager (WM)
Senior Private Banker x 4 (WM)
Private Banker x 3
Head of EAM (PB)
Head of European MidCap Equities Team (FM)
RM Eastern Europe Team (PB)
Associate Director - Client Advisor UKRND Private Clients (PB)
Senior Portfolio Manager Emerging Markets Asia (PB)
Chartered Tax Advisor Private Clients (PB)

Switzerland‎ Head UHNW & FO Zürich Team (PB/FO)
Head of Business Development EAM (PB)
Head of Private Banking EURASIA (PB)
Director UK Private Clients (PB)
Managing Director Ultra High Net Worth Switzerland (PB)
Senior Portfolio Manager Emerging Markets Latin America (PB)
Team Head -Entrepreneurs Private Banking (PB)
VP HNW Client Advisor - Entrepreneurs Team (PB)
Director and Chief Strategy Officer Asia (FO)
Vice President - Global Portfolio Strategist (FO)
Director Portfolio Management Pan-European SMid Cap Equities (AM)
Executive Director Head of German Equities Team (AM)
Director - Sales Swiss Equities (AM)
Head of Emerging Markets Equities IM Unit (FM)
Equity Fund Manager - MENA Equity Fund (FM)

United Arab Emirates Global Head of Private Bank (WM)
Chief Investment Officer (WM)
Head of Entrepreneurs Group (PB)
Head of Private & Institutional Asset Management
Private Banker x 6
Group Head of Treasury
Private Banker (WM)
Senior Portfolio Manager Emerging Markets Asia (PB)
Director SPB RM Turkish Clients (PB)
Investment Advisor UHNW, FOs Saudi (PB)
General Manager and Global Head of Wealth Management (PB)
Executive Director - Head of Global Entrepreneurs (PB)
Director Wealth Strategist EMEA Region (WM)
Vice President - Portfolio Strategist (AM)

Hong Kong Head of Fund Manager Selection Swiss Bank (FM)
Senior Investment Advisor Equities and Fixed Income (PB)
Team Head Fixed Income Investment Advisory (PB)
SRM International Clients HNWI (PB)
Managing Director Head of Credit Services (PB)

Singapore Market Segment Head Wealth Management
Senior Portfolio Manager Emerging Markets
Head of Fund Selection Portfolio Management
Private Bankers x 2

Opportunities

We're currently seeking the following:

A Head of Front Office Private Banking is required with 15year track record
Location › DIFC- Dubai
Show Description
Head of front office for Investment/Private Bank in the DIFC.

The role is to Head the office, run and build the front office team (managing the growth of assets and people) with 25% of your time on your own clients. Be effective deputy CEO 

Skills
Institutional / UHNW expertise.
Knowledge of Financial instruments
Strong connections with institutions and the HNW and UHNW families behind the institutions.
75% time team management/build - 25% running own clients

This is a leadership position running whole offering currently Cat 3A and moving to full Private Bank licences.

Ideally looking for
• Arabic speaking
• Knowledge of the key people, families and institutions in the Middle East 

The key services
- They can loan on Fixed Income and equity anything that is listed on an exchange 
- This lending does not come off balance sheet effecting Tier 1 capital ratios 
• Will lend on real estate all forms but will only use for good clients 
• Full suite Private Banking Investment services which will grow with new CIO 

Ideally we require this person in situation by January this year – can be sooner based on current employers notice period.

Salary range up to 80-100,000 AED per month
Plus Bonus
Plus benefits



A London based Hedge fund looking to develop a multi-family office & UHNW offering
Location › London UK
Show Description
The CEO of a Hedge fund, alternative investments specialist firm established in 2002, is looking to develop a multi-family office using the capabilities of his existing hedge fund.

The multi-family office will provide all the usual EAM services plus be able to utilise the investment caperbilites of the hedge fund for full research across all asset classes.

Additional services that they are looking to offer a superb Quant QIS team that can structure and white label products for family offices and third parties or individual UHNW.

A high revenue linked model will be on offer and equity participation in the multi family office structure plus a commission for any QIS services sold externally.

It would suit a senior advisor with his/her own client base that they want to manage in an EAM capacity. A banker who would also see the advantages of Investment services and a full service offering being available and working closely with an existing team of experienced investment professionals.

Please let me know if you would like to have a chat about what they are looking to do.

Kind regards,
Deputy CEO Large Middle East Investment Bank – UAE – DIFC
Location › DIFC - United Arab Emirates
Show Description
The role:
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) oversees the day-to-day operations of the corporation and is responsible for strategy, business development, marketing & communications, finance, legal affairs, human resources and all other essential functions.
Required Education and Experience:
• Masters degree from an accredited institution and/or significant experience of business management.
• Minimum 10 years of senior leadership experience in the energy industry.
• Sound working knowledge of the key functional areas of responsibility of banking and Finance
• Experience of running the daily operations of a profit-oriented company with multiple divisions
• Ability to work in a team environment and lead change to promote growth.

Submissions should be sent to Scott McDonnell at scottmcdonnell@mac-ies.com
Export Credit Agency (ECA) and Financier sort for African Infrastructure project
Location › Zambia & Eastern Europe
Show Description
A European Construction company has a partnership with a development trust to fulfil the strategic plan.
They have a contract to build a road which will improve Agriculture. Water and sanitation; Tourism and natural resource conservation; Education; Health; HIV/AIDS, it will decrease the unemployment in the Chiefdom.
The construction company have a contract with the Road Development Agency for between $150-200 million.
The construction company is looking to find a reliable and reputable financier for the Project.
The Financier will have a direct contract with the Ministry of Finance involving the Road Development Agency. GTES are in situ.
The company have asked for our assistance is searching for a lender and importantly an Export Credit Agency.
We have one lender interested so would look at ECA only or both.

Please contact for more information Jason MacDonald Partner
Jasonmacdonald@mac-ies.com
General Counsel – International Oil and Gas Corporation
Location › Based in London, UK.
Show Description
The role:
The General Counsel commands an essential role, and is responsible for overseeing, identifying and resolving the legal issues within the corporation, all divisions and subsidiaries, and across all company policies and programs, such as marketing, credit, finance, human resources, corporate governance, crisis management, compliance reporting management and public policy advocacy. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the efficient administration, particularly with regard to ensuring: compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements; that decisions of the board of directors are implemented; that the company and its directors operate within the law; and that company records are maintained.

Reporting directly to the Executive Chairman and CEO in London , the successful candidate will provide advice on the most confidential level.

Required Education and Experience:
• Exceptional legal qualifications and experience.
• Broad skill set covering corporate law, finance, governance, strategy and corporate secretarial practice.
• Experience of serving a board of directors and executive management.
• Ability to work in a team environment and lead change to promote growth.

To ensure full consideration, please apply by DATE and submit:
• A letter of introduction outlining the applicant's background and qualifications.
• Curriculum vitae/resume.
• Contact information for five professional references

Submissions should be sent to Scott McDonnell at scottmcdonnell@mac-ies.com


General Counsel – International Private Bank
Location › London UK
Show Description
The role:
The General Counsel is responsible for overseeing, identifying and resolving the legal issues within the corporation, all divisions and subsidiaries, and across all company policies and programs, such as marketing, credit, finance, human resources, corporate governance, crisis management, compliance reporting management and public policy advocacy. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the efficient administration, particularly with regard to ensuring: compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements; that decisions of the board of directors are implemented; that the company and its directors operate within the law; and that company records are maintained.


To ensure full consideration, please apply by DATE and submit:
• A letter of introduction outlining the applicant's background and qualifications.
• Curriculum vitae/resume.
• Contact information for five professional references

Submissions should be sent to Jason MacDonald jasonmacdonald@mac-ies.com
Human Resources SVP – International Energy Firm
Location › London, UK.
Show Description

The role:
The Human Resources Director’s primary objectives will be the safety of the staff, the development of a superior workforce, and the development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance. Specific duties include:

• Recruiting and staffing internationally
• Performance management and improvement systems.
• Compliance with employment regulation.
• Employee orientation, development, and training.
• HR policy development and documentation.
• Employee relations.
• Compensation and benefits administration.
• Employee safety, welfare, wellness and health.

Required Education and Experience:
• Master's degree from an accredited institution.
• Minimum 10-15 years of senior leadership experience in human resources.
• Sound working knowledge of the key functional areas of responsibility.
• Experience of leading complex change and expansion projects.
• Strong oral and written communications skills.

Submissions should be sent to Scott McDonnell at scottmcdonnell@mac-ies.com

international Lending – Middle East Bank
Location › international
Show Description
We have been asked to originate and introduce business through our UHNW network to a Middle East Bank . The bank has recently opened in the DIFC and are looking to expand their Securities lending business. We understand this to be listed Fixed Income and equities or other asset classes that are listed on exchanges. The reason for this drive is the lending does not come off their Tier 1 capital. Their preference is to offer this to UHNW individuals and Family office holdings.
International lending at 50m+
Location › Emerging Markets
Show Description
We are working with a Russian Bank to secure new loans outside of Russia

Min Loan size $50m

The areas of interest to them are 
• European commercial real estate, this is still not development finance (unless part of a bigger group) more yield-producing assets, Hotels and commercial property. 
• All Emerging markets and the middle east project (not limited to real estate)
• All sectors for example Tech, Oil, development and so on and difficult projects

If you have any new projects on the horizon or projects that need refinancing they have competitive rates and are an interesting new player in the market, particularly European real estate. 
International Production & Development Manager – Oil firm – UK
Location › London, UK
Show Description
The Production & Development Manager (PDM) commands one of the highest ranking and most important positions within the company. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will be a member of the board and will be responsible for an expanding portfolio of producing operations . He / she will implement a strategic plan to ensure the optimum financial, technical and operational performance of the assets through the establishment of annual targets, key performance indicators and budgets. Specific duties of the PDM include:

• Building and managing relationships with government, regulators, contractors and other partners throughout the region; developing the company’s reputation as a “local partner of choice.”
• Identifying opportunities for future growth.
• Establishing and maintaining HSE standards to achieve world-class safe operating capabilities; ensuring the assets are properly resourced from a personnel, logistical and technical perspective.
• Leading a multi-disciplinary team and engendering a results-oriented culture.

Required Education and Experience
• Degree in engineering from an accredited institution.
• Minimum 10-15 years of senior leadership experience
• Extensive knowledge of acquisition and exploration operations
• Sound working knowledge of HSE leadership, technical integrity, performance maximization and all key functional areas of responsibility.
• Experience of delivering results with multiple stakeholders in a complex environment.
• Strong oral and written communications skills.
• Ability to work in a team environment and lead change to promote growth.
• Inspiring and motivational leader, and a proven ability to build competent, highly committed and motivated teams that thrive in a results-driven climate.

Submissions should be sent to Jason Macdonald at jasonmacdonald@mac-ies.com
Mega Yacht finance required
Location
Show Description
Looking for financing of UHNW Mega Yacht through alternative or conventional structure.

Contact for more information
Off Market Deal – Hotel Group UK
Location
Show Description
• Hotel group Uk.  Owner wants to exit and current management want a MBO and serious equity partner. So the proposition is you can retain the current management team and own whole group. It is highly profitable and the owner is looking for GBP 350 - 400 million.

Please contact for more information
Off market deal – Prime Office 100m
Location › London
Show Description
• Holborn central London office 100 million yield 4.5%, blue chip tenant law firm
Prime UK Shopping Centres – Freehold and Leasehold options
Location › London and UK
Show Description
Five shopping centre locations in London and other UK
Freehold and leasehold opportunities
Private Client banker – Africa
Location › London & Nigeria
Show Description
Private Client banker - Africa

Mandate directly from the Head of the UK Bank 

The firm is an internationally accredited leader in investment and asset management. 

Looking for a Private Banker with an investment management background

Market will be UHNW African clients who custody in London.

Ideal profile:
• 5-7 years’ experience
• CFA
• Has relevant geographical experience / strong African links.

The position is based in London
Senior PB – Middle East
Location › UAE
Show Description
Swiss Bank require Senior Experienced banker, with Middle East Institutional and UHNW experience of at least 15 years.
Senior Private Banker, Private & Institutional Clients
Location › London
Show Description
MACG12

Client: Global Investment Bank, London

Target Market: International high-net-worth individuals, their families and their businesses, private equity, venture funds, and institutions.

Compensation: Monthly bonus based on high percentage of revenue plus Salary and Benefits

Experience: Established banker with at least 6 years track record one firm

The client provides tailored 'whole bank' wealth management services designed to meet the unique needs of high-net-worth individuals, their families and their businesses, private equity and venture funds, and institutions. All advisors provide their clients with access to all of the firm’s institutional execution capabilities and deliver world-class financial services.

By providing an open architecture platform affords clients with access to products and services from both within the Firm and from a variety of other major financial services institutions.

Clients have full access to the resources of the global firm, including asset management products, equity, fixed income and commodities trading platforms, and award-winning research.
Take over and rebranding of existing Formula One team
Location
Show Description
The proposition
¥ the takeover and rebranding of an existing Formula One team; and
¥ the production and sale of a new Supercar; and
¥ the development of an integrated licensing, merchandising and digital strategy.

The funding
¥ The funding required from an investor(s) is circa £200 million which will be utilised as follows:
–  Takeover of XXX Formula One team – circa £100 million
–  Design and manufacture of supercar prototype – circa £45 million
–  Working capital – circa £55 million

The investor(s) will be entitled to provide the funding in a combination of debt and equity to be agreed.

The investor(s) will be entitled to take a first charge debenture over the three proposed companies namely:

–  XXX Automotive Limited
–  XXX F1 Limited; and
–  XXX Licensing & Merchandising Limited.

The Directors believe demand exists for a new high end luxury and technologically advanced XXX branded supercar.

The Directors further believe that with good sound financial control, F1 teams can be managed at a breakeven state and still be competitive! The end result of rebranding is to re- establish one of the coolest autosport brand names in the world.

The rebrand creates larger sponsorship revenues and should make the F1 Team self-financing.

The iconic brand presents mouth watering licensing and merchandising opportunities.

The Formula One series, in 21 locations around the world, provides a unique backdrop for both the sale of the new Supercars and new business opportunities.
UHNW Private Banker Middle East Specialist
Location › Dubai or Singapore
Show Description
Ref. MACG11

Senior Private Banker
Dubai or Singapore

Opportunity:

The head of the Private bank has appointed us as its representative. The private bank is expending and we are mandated to find 2-3 private bankers in Q1/2 The Bank operates throughout Asia, for now we are looking for Senior Bankers in Singapore, UAE and London.
This also offers a rare opportunity, as the candidate will join a leading Asian institution as it grows into the International and Middle East Markets.
A leading Asian Bank with a strong balance sheet that propose a high level of services in advisory and investment solutions. They have an incredibly strong reputation and platform makes it a very attractive proposition.

A highly efficient engine and gives your client’s collective expertise, knowledge and resources of all their banking, financial and investment divisions — in other words, the whole bank.

Responsibilities:

1. Client acquisition and development
2. Run both Discretionary & Advisory Mandates
3. Bring client contact list/book of clients
4. Responsible for development and implementation of relevant strategy
5. Whole bank solution offering

Requirements:

1. 7 years or more Middle east experience
2. Private and Institutional client experience
3. High level experience of Multi-Asset class investing:
Please enter your details and attach your CV to register interest in one of our opportunities.

Attach your CV (Max 1MB)

Testimonials

We’re proud of our proven track record for successful placements but don’t just take our word for it; here’s some feedback from some of our industry professionals.

“It was a pleasure to work with them and have them help me to join the very good organization I’m with now.”

Very dedicated team which has clearly defined the position and the Bank compared to other head-hunters, as soon as you have provided your resume, you receive a clear feed-back from them with regular updates following the interviews. Very good professionals and very good contacts to have Jason and Scott.

 logo

“This team is not just about effective recruitment. They are also effective consultants in the broadest sense”

The team at MAC international are not only efficient and professional at finding the right people for the right roles but their broad experience in the industry has provided our team with useful insights as to how the industry is changing and how our business needs to adapt.

 logo

“I really do not think that you could have been more supportive or professional throughout the process.”

I would like to thank the MAC team sincerely for the discreet and professional way in which they approached me about this opportunity. Making career changing decisions is never easy and making the right one in this case was absolutely critical to my future. Please accept my sincere gratitude.

 logo

Contact

For general enquiries, please use the contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

Tel +44 (0) 207 692 0920
Email info@macgbs.com

Mac Global Banking Services
22 Hanover Square
Mayfair, London
W1S 1JP