Whatever happened to all those Barclays executives of the Bob Diamond era? The answer is that several of them went on to set up Saranac. Will Proger joined up with the old gang again following a brief stint at Mirabaud. ‘It’s by far the highest-quality team I’ve worked with in the 18 years I’ve been doing this job,’ he tells Spear’s. Saranac embraces technology, aiming for a ‘nimble’ operation by ditching ‘central legacy systems that date back to the Eighties and the Nineties’. ‘There’s a freshness to it, which means that it feels different immediately from the get-go,’ says the engaging Proger. Such upgrades are, he adds, what tech-savvy clients are hungry for these days.