David Smylie

Group Head of GSB Private


David has worked in financial services since 2012, most recently as a Partner of the External Asset Management firm Sigma Private Office. Before this, David worked as a Private Banker at Arbuthnot Latham, after a move to Dubai in 2017 to join the bank. Before life in the Middle East, David was a Private Banker at Adam and Company in London, having started his career as a Wealth Management Associate at Coutts. David has a proven track record of providing exceptional service and advice to HNW clients, covering the GCC region and the UK. He advises on a broad range of private banking and wealth management solutions and specialises in complex debt requirements for individuals and structures. David is level 6 qualified with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

Quick Q&A

What was your first job?
My first proper job was a summer temp job as a collections advisor for Black Horse Finance, part of the Lloyds Banking Group.

What did you want to be when you were younger?
My dream was to play professional rugby.

What is your favourite thing about working for GSB?
The culture and people are fantastic, and the ambition to grow and positively impact the industry keeps my motivation very high.

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