BARCLAYS plans to grow its Scottish wealth management team by hiring a new manager.

Alexandra Mancini has been appointed wealth manager. She will look after clients in the east of Scotland as well as growing the bank’s entrepreneurial, SME and charity customer base.

Mancini joins from Tilney, where she was a business development executive responsible for driving growth and developing new commercial opportunities. Prior to that she was a corporate advisor for FEX Group, and is a qualified solicitor in her native Australia.

John Godfrey, director of Barclays wealth management said: “This latest hire signals our continued commitment to Scotland and our plans for growth as we start the new year.

“With the current economic and political environment, it has never been more important for clients to have sound advice and flexible support in managing their investments.”