November 28, 2020

Butterfield Appoints Bruce John Head of Private Banking in Cayman

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Bruce John

Bruce John

Hamilton, Bermuda and George Town, Grand Cayman—11 February 2013: Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited (“Butterfield”) today announced that it has appointed Bruce John Senior Manager and Head of Private Banking in the Cayman Islands.  In this role, Mr. John will have responsibility for leading and managing the day-to-day operations of Butterfield’s Private Banking division in Cayman and the Caribbean region.

Mr. John is a career banker with more than 30 years of experience in wealth advisory, trust, corporate and commercial banking.  Prior to joining Butterfield, he was based in Hong Kong and headed the trust company as the Managing Director for a major international bank with responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region.  There he worked closely with high net worth clients advising them on complex offshore estate planning and investment management solutions.  Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Mr. John spent 12 years in Cayman where he held senior management positions with a major international bank, managing their wealth management and commercial-corporate banking operations. He worked closely with high net worth clients and entrepreneurs advising them on day-to-day banking, customised lending, investment and estate planning solutions used to preserve and enhance their personal wealth, and expand their businesses. Prior to Cayman, Mr. John worked in Canada in the areas of commercial-corporate banking and investments.  He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Michael McWatt, Deputy Managing Director & Executive Vice President, Banking at Butterfield, said, “We are pleased to welcome Bruce to the Bank.  With his proven leadership and business development skills and broad experience in international wealth management, he will be a great asset to Butterfield as we continue to strengthen and expand our Private Banking services.”

Butterfield provides a highly personalised Private Banking service to affluent clients, centered on the development of tailored, holistic solutions that address each client’s unique financial circumstances and goals, and which seeks to create and preserve family wealth for generations.  Mr. John and the Cayman Private Banking team draw upon Butterfield’s international asset management, trust and banking resources to provide those services.

Mr. John can be contacted on (345) 815 7791 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited is licenced and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield”) is Bermuda’s first and largest independent bank, and a specialist provider of international financial services. The Butterfield Group offers a full range of community banking services in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, encompassing retail and corporate banking and treasury activities. Butterfield also provides private banking, asset management and personal trust services from its headquarters in Bermuda and subsidiary offices in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and  the United Kingdom. In Switzerland and The Bahamas, Butterfield provides personal trust and company services.

Butterfield is a publicly traded corporation with shares listed on the Bermuda and Cayman Islands stock exchanges. Butterfield’s share price is published daily in The Royal Gazette ( and is also available on Bloomberg Financial Markets (symbol: NTB BH) and the Bermuda Stock Exchange website (

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