Hampshire Trust Bank expands portfolio management team with senior hires


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Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has made two new hires, growing its portfolio management team with the recruitment of Victoria Baily and Graham Smith into significant roles within its specialist mortgages division.

Leading the new portfolio management team is Victoria Baily, who joins as head of portfolio management from Secure Trust Bank.

Victoria is tasked with leading the strategic management and oversight of existing borrowers. Baily spent almost nine years in senior relationship roles at Secure Trust Bank, and more than eight years in similar property-focused posts at Barclays Corporate Banking.

Graham joins as portfolio manager, focused on the ongoing management and review of existing borrowers.

He also joins from Secure Trust Bank, where he spent more than four years as a relationship support specialist and relationship support manager, leading a team responsible for the origination of deals in the real estate sector.

Prior to his last role, Graham previously held a variety of relationship management roles at Lloyds Bank.

Victoria Baily, head of portfolio management, specialist mortgages, HTB, commented: 

“HTB understands the importance of relationship management and expects the highest standards, which is what attracted me to this role.

I’m excited for the challenge of leading the portfolio team at a bank with such a great reputation.”

Graham Smith, portfolio manager, specialist mortgages, HTB, commented:

“An opportunity to join a growing, ambitious bank was something I wasn’t going to pass on.

I’m relishing the task of further supporting HTB’s client base, alongside specialist mortgages team.”

Chris Daly, managing director, specialist mortgages at HTB added: 

“We continue to build our business around people and attracting the calibre of talent in Victoria and Graham will be a fantastic addition in developing the portfolio management function.

Each time we attract the right talent, we’re focused on doing so with an aim of making incremental improvements for our brokers.

Both Victoria and Graham will play a vital role in ensuring the experience with us, after a deal draws down, remains second to none.”