MCIFA appoints Mariel Maretti to develop family office division



London, 22 May 2013 — London-based high net worth property finance specialist, MCIFA, has appointed Mariel Maretti to head up its rapidly growing family office division.

Mariel Maretti started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a transfer pricing adviser in Mexico and New York City before switching to private banking after completing her MBA at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.

She has extensive private banking experience, having worked as an investment adviser at Bank of Nova Scotia in Mexico City before moving to London to work for Royal Bank of Canada. There, she structured bespoke credit solutions for HNW clients with complex ownership structures spanning multiple jurisdictions.

MCIFA’s family office offers a wide range of services to the company’s HNW and UHNW clients, advising and supporting them in areas complementary to its core property finance and debt structuring proposition.

Examples include helping clients choose an appropriate banking institution, financing a luxury purchase, sourcing a management company for a newly purchased property and even — for clients moving to the capital with their families — locating appropriate schools.

Paul Munford, CEO, MCIFA, commented:

“It is a real coup to have got Mariel onboard. Her extensive experience of dealing with private banks and the high net worth makes her the perfect person to spearhead our family office. MCIFA is not just a property finance company but a first port of call for many other financial and lifestyle issues that high net worth individuals face.”

Mariel Maretti, Director of High Net Worth Clients, MCIFA, added:

“I’m really looking forward to working with Paul to develop the company’s family office, which offers holistic solutions to the MCIFA client base. A lot of MCIFA’s clients have requirements in addition to the core property finance service and my primary role will be to ensure we accommodate those needs and add value in other ways. However complex or simple a client’s requirements, and whether they’re ongoing or one-off, we are here to help.”