Jeff Baron Updates Profile With New HSBC Job

May 2, 2018

[Updated] According to his LinkedIn profile, Jeff Baron – who announced late last month that he was quitting politics – has landed a new job with HSBC in Bermuda.

His recently updatde LinkedIn account states that Mr Baron has started a new position as “Country Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation – Bermuda at HSBC Private Banking”.

Screenshot of Mr Baron’s LinkedIn account:

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Mr Baron was elected as the OBA MP for Constituency #25 Warwick North East at the last General Election defeating the PLPs Kathy Lynn Simmons 493 votes to 428. Before that he served in the Senate, and was the National Security Minister under the OBA.

When he decided to quit politics he tweeted: “Dear Bermuda: Thank you. It’s been a privilege to serve you for the last 5+ years of my life. I am stepping away from politics – effective today, and am stepping towards new opportunities.”

No date has yet been set for the by-election.

Update 4.22pm: An HSBC spokesperson told Bernews, “HSBC continues to step up its efforts to keep financial crime out of banking and is pleased to confirm the hiring of Jeff Baron as the bank’s Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation.

“In this new role he will supplement our existing capability by leading work to proactively identify emergent financial crime risk.”

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  1. facts of the rock says:

    Jeff is fishing for big money sharks!

  2. Lol says:

    Jeff cared about Bermuda until it didn’t pay him so well!

  3. Know it All says:

    Does he really have a job then? HSBC sold the Private Bank to Butterfield….soooo….

    • Question says:

      Turns out you don’t actually “know it all” doesn’t it.

  4. Daniel says:

    I remember when Jeff baron was a police officer now he’s some hot shot at the bank hmm

  5. Cow Polly says:

    Congratulations Jeff, I’m sure you’ll do very well in your new position.

  6. Kermit says:

    I would be interested in knowing how his background warrants Head of Financial Crime?? I’m back to sipping my tea #twobermudas

    • legalgal says:

      He’s Bermudian. That’s the only qualification he needs.

      • Well according to de Population and Housing Census he’s doing good, but de other Bermudians are not.
        Told you it was two Bermudas.

        • Anbu says:

          so how is david burt doing compared to you then oj. What has burt and the other well off plp ministers done for anyone but themselves so far? Besides letting the populous sit on his wall to watch the race the other day i mean. I expect crickets from u as usual. But carry on with your evil devil drivel. Petty jealousy as usual.

      • Brady says:

        If you read his resume you will see he is very qualified for the job. It is about security – not finance itself. He would not need a financial qualification. We should wish him well in this position. I certainly do.

    • Question says:

      You think you should review every job someone gets? What are you, the gestapo?

  7. Oh really says:

    Congrats to him. I don’t blame him from stepping out of politics. He does not need to hear the crap PLP spew daily. We are still waiting for the party of the day to accomplish something. Not impressed with them they will never ever live up to what OBA did in 4 years. It’s their island now I am ready for the show to start.

    • Time Shall Tell says:

      “Good! Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you” — Emperor Palpatine

      • Anbu says:

        I wish. There would be a lot less windus on that hill

        • Time Shall Tell says:

          Anbu — “I wish. There would be a lot less windus on that hill”

          By your statement I can see you stand for folly, incompetence, injustice & corruption. Windu had little tolerance for the failings of the Senate or the arguments of politicians. As a defender of peace and justice he always stayed true & pure during times of influences of temptation & corruption. He constantly stood to weed out the corrupt & to correct injustices or to bring down the unjust. So why would you want less of others like him representing you, unless perhaps your hate flows that deep?

      • PLP racked up $1 Billion in 14 years, SpoongeBob did it in 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Toodle-oo says:

          Yet still you haven’t expressed your gratitude that the money was used to keep you employed !
          (Whereas before it wasn’t)

        • nerema says:

          Er, wrong.
          The PLP racked up $1.5bn in new debt between 2007 and 2012. A 500% increase in where our debt was in 2007.

          The OBA added about another $0.9bn in the next five years.

          The PLP was spending money like water, mostly on themselves.

  8. Coffee says:

    I see he stepped down to step up to take steps toward stepping up efforts to prevent his bank account falling down !