Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (“BBH”) announced today the appointment of Rafael Febres-Cordero as Head of the Firm’s International Wealth Management business. This hire is a key component of BBH’s effort to grow its international business. Mr. Febres-Cordero joins BBH as a Managing Director with more than twenty years of experience in the financial industry across various markets. He will be responsible for the strategy and development of the International Wealth Management business catering to clients outside the United States. Mr. Febres-Cordero will be reporting directly to Charlie Izard, Partner responsible for Wealth Management and will be based in BBH’s flagship office in New York.
“Rafael is joining Wealth Management at a critical time, as we are well positioned to expand our international footprint focused on key regions around the world,” said Charlie Izard. “We are excited to have a professional of his caliber and believe his experience and leadership will help us continue to provide excellent client service to meet the unique needs of our non-U.S. wealth management clients.”
Prior to joining Brown Brothers Harriman, Mr. Febres-Cordero held a variety of leadership positions over fourteen years at Fidelity Investments, including Managing Director at Devonshire Investors, a private equity division of Fidelity, as well as Managing Director, Southern Europe & Latin America within Fidelity Investments International. Prior to Fidelity, he held various leadership positions in the areas of corporate finance and international corporate banking in Venezuela.
“I am delighted to join Brown Brothers Harriman’s International Wealth Management team,” said Rafael Febres-Cordero. “I believe the client focus and top-tier investment capabilities of the Wealth Management platform poise the business for growth internationally, and I look forward to working with individuals, business owners, family offices, and family foundations.”
BBH has been a privately-held financial services provider for nearly 200 years and has over 80 years of experience providing customized, discretionary investment advisory services to select clients across five continents. BBH’s non-U.S. clients share the Firm’s commitment to thoughtful investing and appreciate its culture of stability, continuity, and confidentiality. The Firm combines world-class, proprietary investment management with expertise in asset allocation and risk management to help its non-U.S. clients achieve their long-term financial goals.