Why Rathbone Private Office

Dedication. Partnership.

Enduring values

Independence. Stability.

We build enduring relationships with our clients by staying true to our values.

We are independent in spirit, judgement and ownership. We treat each client individually and put your interests first. We are always informed and we aim to provide quality in everything we do.

Rathbones has been in business in the UK since 1742. Our stability comes from our success in maintaining our strong tradition of client service while always moving with the times.

Rathbone Brothers Plc

Accountability. Trust

With funds under management of £47.5 billion*, Rathbone Brothers Plc is one of the UK’s leading investment managers.

From offices in the UK and Jersey, we provide award-winning discretionary investment management for individuals and families, charities, ethical investors and the clients of professional advisers.

Our clients benefit from our financial strength as an institution, which allows us to continually invest in our people and the technology that supports high-quality service.

Our clients also value the good governance, transparency and accountability that comes with being a FTSE 250 listed public company.

* As at 31 March 2019. Includes funds managed by Rathbone Unit Trust Management Ltd.

Meet the team

A dedicated client adviser will make sure you get everything you need from us. Our Private Office is led by a team that has spent their entire career growing, protecting, and preserving wealth of this scale.

Ian Dembinski

Head of Rathbone Private Office
Ian Dembinski
Head of Rathbone Private Office

Ian Dembinski joined as Head of the Rathbone Private Office on 1st July 2016.

He has 31 years of financial services experience having started his career in investment banking in 1985 working for SG Warburg. His first 18 years involved a variety of roles including corporate banking, Iberian country coverage, debt capital markets and corporate finance sector coverage for hotels, airlines and leisure businesses. In 2003 he joined the UK private banking team of UBS as a relationship manager progressing to team leader in 2006 and Head of UK Ultra High Net Worth (“UHNW”) clients in 2008. In 2010 he joined Credit Suisse as Managing Director and Head of UK UHNW and then assumed responsibility for the UK domestic private banking group in August 2012 where he successfully developed the bank’s HNW franchise until February 2016.

He is RDR Level 6 qualified having passed the PCIAM qualifications with merit and is a member of CISI. He studied at Queens College Oxford where he read history and achieved a BA Hons.

Alex Dean

Client Director
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Alex Dean
Client Director

Alex joined Rathbone Private Office in May 2016 as a Client Director. He has 19 years industry experience in which time his clients have sought his experience in investment management, financing and trust management to achieve their financial objectives. Alex’s career includes several years as a global equity fund manager for a Nordic bank. The fund gained a Standard & Poor’s 4 star performance rating. Alex joined from the RBC, where he was a Director. Prior to RBC, Alex was a Vice President at Barclays where he advised resident non domicile clients.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and a full Diploma holder and also a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate practitioners, by virtue of holding the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management.

Alex graduated from university with an RICS accredited honours degree in Property Investment and Asset Management. Later he gained an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.


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