GENEVA (HedgeWorld.com)–HSBC Republic Bank has raided Union Bancaire Priv?e’s products and sales team in order to bolster its own European hedge fund marketing team.

Barbara Rupf Bee, Heinz Hoffmann and Gabriela Rutschmann-Rathgeb all joined HSBC’s Zurich office as part of a new unit that will market the bank’s hedge fund offerings to institutional and family office clients in Switzerland, Northern Europe, Germany and Austria, according to an HSBC news release.

Ms. Bee will head HSBC Republic’s new Geneva-based Alternative Fund Investment team. Along with Andr? Heusser, head of Swiss institutional sales, Ms. Bee will market and promote HSBC Republic’s hedge fund products.

Mr. Hoffmann and Ms. Rutschmann-Rathgeb will work under Ms. Bee in Zurich.

Officials at Geneva-based Union Bancaire Priv?e did not immediately return calls seeking information about if anyone had replaced Ms. Bee, Mr. Hoffmann and Ms. Rutschmann-Rathgeb.

CClair@HedgeWorld.com