Jersey Finance pays tribute to Hans Baerlocher
Tributes have been paid to a former head of the Jersey Bankers Association who has died at the age of 64.
Hans Baerlocher, who was also chief executive of UBS in Jersey, died on Tuesday following a short illness.
He had recently taken over the group that helps Jersey students join the finance industry.
Speaking at a briefing for the finance industry, Jonathan White, the Chairman of Jersey Finance Limited, described him as a remarkable man.
The board of Jersey Finance has also paid tribute.
In a statement sent to its members on Friday, it said: "Hans was a colourful character who made a hugely valuable contribution to Jersey and the businesses and organisations he was involved with.
"As a former head of UBS locally, President of the Jersey Bankers Association, and board member of Jersey Finance, he contributed enormously over the years and was a major supporter of education in Jersey - particularly the good work done at Highlands College.
"There's no doubt that all involved in the finance industry will miss him very much."