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(21st – 27th Nov 2016)

No. 1 Julius Baer Hires Bankers from BSI Singapore

Julius Baer has hired up to 20 bankers from BSI Singapore. The bankers joining Julius Baer are in charge of managing the wealth of non resident Indians. More than half of the 200 new bankers hired this year are based in Asia.

Out of the 20 bankers, eight are relationship managers and the rest are support staff.  They were subjected to compliance checks before starting work. Learn More …



No. 2 Ex-Credit Suisse Executive Joins Falcon Private Bank 

Falcon Private Bank has hired an ex Credit Suisse banker as its Global Head Products & Services and Member of Executive Board. Arthur Vayloyan has held various management positions at Credit Suisse.

This includes Global Head of Investment Services and Products, Head Private Banking Switzerland and Global Head External Asset Management. Learn More …


No. 3 Singapore Private Banks to Disclose Charges in Bond Sales

Private banks in future will have to disclose all fees, charges and rebates in bond sales as a result of investors who have lost money in recent defaults.

Private banks have been under controversy over their selling tactics as the bonds which defaulted amounted to S$1.1 billion which is about 0.74% of the S$149 billion Sing dollar bonds. Learn More …


No. 4 J Safra Sarasin Appoints New Head of EAMs

J Safra Sarasin has appointed Peter Bühler as Managing Director & Head External Asset Managers & Intermediaries, Asia. He has 10 years of experience within this area and more than 30 years of experience in private banking. He was from VP Bank Singapore, where he established a Key Client Desk.

He will be reporting to Benedikt Maissen, Chief Executive Officer at J. Safra Sarasin Singapore Branch. Learn More …


No. 5 Citi Names Consumer Banking Head for ASEAN Region

Citi appointed Fabio Fontainha as Head of Consumer Banking for the ASEAN region with effect from 1st Dec. He is currently heading the consumer and commercial banking business in Latin America.

He has been in a number of senior roles, including Head of Consumer Banking in Malaysia, Head of Sales & Distribution and Consumer Investments in Japan and in International Personal Banking for Latin America. Learn More …


No. 6 Credit Suisse Targeting 100 percent Growth in Assets Under Management for Thailand Wealth Management

Credit Suisse (Thailand) has set a 100% growth target for its wealth management business. The company minimum level of assets for customers is $2 million and the average is 5-10 million. High net worth individuals account for 90% of AUM for the wealth management business.

There are around 91,000 high net worth in Thailand with more than $1 million in investable assets. Learn More …


No. 7 Fullerton Fund Management Appoints New Chief Investment Officer

Fullerton Fund Management appoints Patrick Yeo as its Chief Investment Office (CIO). He will be in charge of the investment direction and strategy of all asset classes and portfolios.

This is on top of his fixed income portfolio management responsibilities. Learn More …


No. 8 BNY Mellon Appoints Head of Intermediary Distribution

BNY Mellon Investment Management has appointed Chris Tse as Head of Intermediary Distribution, Hong Kong.

He will work with global financial institutions and private wealth managers to provide investment solutions from BNY Mellon’s investment boutiques. He was previously a Director and Regional Head of Business Development, Asia, FTSE Group. Learn More …


No. 9 Kensington Trust Group Granted Licence by Monetary Authority of Singapore

Kensington Trust Group (KTG), the Asian associate of private and institutional client service provider JTC has been granted a licence by Monetary Authority of Singapore to commence trust business.

This means KTG can now offer clients specialist jurisdiction specific fiduciary solutions. Learn More …


No. 10 Bank of Singapore to Open a Branch in Dubai

Bank of Singapore will be launching a branch in Dubai. The official launch is in the first quarter 2017. It has been granted a Category 4 licence to manage a branch in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

This allows them to offer a range of customised private banking solutions to its ultra high net worth clients. Learn More …


Credits: Finews Asia, Bloomberg, Fullerton Fund Management Press ReleaseReuters, Association of Banks in Singapore Press Release, BNY Mellon Press Release, JTC Group Press Release

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