‘Continuity is in the DNA of the organisation,’ says Mirabaud’s head of UK market Etienne d’Arenberg. The Swiss private bank is gearing up for its 200th anniversary in 2019. 2018 has been busy for d’Arenberg, who has been recruiting ‘highcalibre’ staff from Barclays and Banque Havilland for Mirabaud’s new London office, headed by Harry Thorburn. ‘It’s been very productive in terms of client performances,’ he notes. There’s been renewed interest in alternative investments, and d’Arenberg says Mirabaud’s sustainable and impact investment is thriving too, since its 2011 partnership with Interpeace, an organisation dedicated to lasting peace in war-torn regions. He says both institutions and individuals are finding ways to participate.