Marc Reiss | Deputy MD

marc reiss md wealth management and private bankingAn Introduction to Marc Reiss - Deputy Managing Director – International Activities and Private Banking

Born and raised in London, Hasmonean Grammar School, Bnei Akiva Madrich, Gap year in Israel studying, First and Second degrees in Economics, Statistics and Business Administration from the University College of London, and first job in large Investment Bank.

So far, the pretty standard CV for a nice Jewish boy from Hendon.

After being part of the first group of students to partake in the "March of the Living" from London, my way of thinking changed dramatically. Decided never to rest on my laurels and take comfort for granted, and that the best way forward, was always to strive to do my best, both as an individual professionally and as part of the Jewish world, as I saw it.

It seemed to me, that moving to Israel, would satisfy both needs and challenges.

Despite all the challenges involved in leaving familiarity for the relatively unknown, the satisfaction in doing something meaningful, and a feeling of contributing to our home, was reward enough.

These values have accompanied me throughout my personal and professional life.

I have since been through the formidable manager training program in Bank Hapoalim, managing various departments and subsidiaries predominantly in the wealth management, private banking and asset management fields.

I set up what was then (!) the worlds largest bank, Citibank, wealth management operations in Israel, spent time in Zurich with them and back to London for several years, responsible for the wealth management businesses in the EMEA region.

And yet, despite that constant urge to strive to achieve my best as a professional, the yearning to come back home was stronger.

I have been fortunate, again, to satisfy both needs, within Mizrahi Tefahot bank. Based here in Israel, my responsibilities include instituting the commitment to excellence and service, business wide, that have been driven into me from all my previous experiences.

Being responsible for the local Private Banking and Foreign Resident Private Banking businesses, has provided an opportunity to travel throughout the Jewish world, meeting interesting people and most importantly bringing business to Israel, whether on the credit, mortgage, investment or deposit taking side.

I take much pride in being part of a world class organization, that succeeds because of a deeply held commitment to product and service excellence for clients, and a passion for contributing to and strengthening our Israeli economy.

Mizrahi Tefahot also takes pride in employing new people, many of which are fellow Olim Chadashim, and bringing new and important business to our organisation.

It is this commitment, throughout our bank, that has bought us many international and local accolades, as Israel's fastest growing, most efficient and "best bank" in Israel, for several years running.

I invite you to contact any of us, to find out how we can welcome you home, and become part of Mizrahi Tefahots ever growing client base.

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