Top Headlines in the Last 7 Days
(6th – 12th Feb 2017)
No. 1 Vontobel Enters into Strategic Agreement with Bank of Singapore
The agreement now allows Bank of Singapore clients to place their assets in Vontobel’s booking centre in Zurich and have access to the range of European financial products and services.
No. 2 UBP Adds Wealth Manager to Singapore Unit
Febby Avianto joins Union Bancaire Privee as Market Head South East Asia. Before joining UBP, Avianto was a Managing Director at Falcon Private Bank in Singapore.
Previously, he worked with RBC, Bank Sarasin and UBS in Singapore and was in charge of managing the Indonesian market. Learn More …
No. 3 Lazard Asset Management Pacific Co Appoints Head of Sales
Lazard Asset Management Pacific Co has appointed Paul Cody as Managing Director, Head of Sales.
Before joining Lazard he was the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Bennelong Australian Equity Partners and was in charge of building the assets under management to over AU$5 billion. Learn More …
No. 4 BNP Paribas Insurance and Wealth & Asset Management Posted Good Asset Inflows
BNP Paribas posted good asset inflows in Insurance, Wealth & Asset Management units. The assets under management as of 31st December 2016 hit a record level of 1010 billion Euros, an increase of 5.8% compared to 31st December 2015.
Strong asset inflows at Wealth Management in Asia, France, Italy and BancWest contributed to the increase. Learn More …
No. 5 Pictet Releases 2016 Figures
Pictet Group reported a 2% rise in operating income to CHF 2.177 billion. Assets under management or custody has increased by CHF 25 billion from 1st January 2016 to CHF 462 billion as of 31st December 2016. Net new money reached CHF 12.4 billion.
Pictet Group has also reported a 7% decline in consolidated profit to CHF 422 million. Learn More …
No. 6 Morningstar Named as Best Market Intel Provider by Asian Private Banker
Asian Private Banker has named Morningstar the winner in the “Best Market Intel Provider” category in its annual Technology Awards.
This year, Asian Private Banker looked at more than 100 submissions across 16 categories from over 50 financial technology firms with private banking technology offerings in Asia. Learn More …
No. 7 Ex-CIC Chief Operating Officer Moves to UBP
The former Chief Operating Officer at CIC in Hong Kong has moved to Union Bancaire Privee.
The new COO is Stephane Kierfer and will report to Ian Cramb, UBP’s overall Operating Chief and Michael Blake, Head of Private Banking in Asia. Learn More …
No. 8 MetLife Appoints New Business Director
MetLife has hired Maya Kiyokawa as Director in Institutional Client Group of MetLife Investment Management. Maya will now lead business development in Tokyo and build partnerships with retirement funds, insurance companies, government funds and trust banks.
Previously, Maya has held senior roles at Deutsche Asset Management (Japan) Limited and Fidelity Investments Japan Limited in senior client services roles. Learn More …
No. 9 HSBC Said to Seek Wealth Management Asset Acquisitions
HSBC is planning to pursue deals to expand in asset and wealth management. The targets would be portfolios of assets or platforms allowing the bank to offer a wider range of products, rather than sizeable asset-management companies.
Wealth products, including asset management has already accounted for 10 percent of HSBC’s total revenue in the first nine months of 2016. Learn More …
No. 10 Lion Global Investors Launches New Global Disruptive Innovation Fund
Lion Global Investors has launched their new global disruptive innovation fund, Lion Global Disruptive Innovation Fund that invests into 300 to 500 companies.
Designed to be passively managed, the fund invests into 3 categories in software innovation, breakthroughs (artificial intelligence, big data and analytics) and hardware innovation. Learn More …
Credits: finews asia, Bloomberg, MetLife Press Release, BNP Paribas Press Release, Pictet Press Release, Asian Private Banker, Vontobel Press Release, Lazard Press Release, Lion Global Investors Press Release
February 2017 Headlines