First Horizon Names New Head Of Private Banking

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Martin De Laureal named president of First Horizon Advisors, Inc. and Head of Private Banking of First Horizon Bank.

First Horizon Corporation announced today the naming of Martin de Laureal as President of First Horizon Advisors, Inc. the Wealth Management subsidiary of First Horizon, and head of private banking for the company.

In his new role, de Laureal’s responsibilities include investment management, brokerage, trust, financial planning and family office services, as well as oversight of the Private Banking team. He most recently served as President of First Horizon Advisors, Inc.

Previously, de Laureal was President of IBERIABANK Wealth Management and was responsible for Iberia Wealth Advisors and Iberia Financial Services.  Before joining IBERIABANK, de Laureal worked for Scotia Howard Weil for 14 years, serving on Scotiabank’s U.S. Management Committee and Operating Committee.  He began his career in the Investment Banking department of Wachovia, where he focused on M&A transactions and debt and equity capital raise for both public and private equity-backed clients.

“We are thrilled to name Martin head of our Wealth Management business,” says Chairman, President, and CEO of First Horizon, Bryan Jordan. “Martin’s experience, tenure with the company and client-centric approach will be instrumental in advancing our wealth management and private banking capabilities to deepen client relationships.”

As an active leader in the community, de Laureal has served on numerous nonprofit and civic boards in New Orleans and the Gulf States region. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Crime Commission, YPO Louisiana and the New Orleans Police Foundation. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees for Trinity Episcopal School.

 

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