Top Headlines in the Last 7 Days
(16th – 22nd Oct 2017)
No. 1 Fullerton Fund Management Appoints Jenny Sofian as CEO
Fullerton Fund Management has appointed Jenny Sofian as the Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st November 2017. She will takeover the role from Ho Tian Yee, Chairman of the board, and is the interim CEO.
Jenny joins from Amundi Singapore, where she was the CEO and Head of South Asia since November 2009. She has over two decades of experience across Asia and held investment and business leadership roles. Jenny had joined Amundi in 1996 to manage Asian equity portfolios. She was later appointed Head of Research for Asia and in 1999, promoted to Managing Director.
Fullerton Fund Management is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, was founded in 2003 and managed SGD17.3 billion AUM as at 30 September 2017. Learn More …
No. 2 Lombard Odier Hires Lee Wong as Head of Family Services Asia from UBP
Lombard Odier has hired Lee Wong as Head of Family Services, Asia from Union Bancaire Privée (UBP). She will be be leading wealth planning and family services in Asia and will report to Vincent Magnenat, CEO Asia at Lombard Odier.
Lee Wong was Head of Wealth Planning South Asia in Union Bancaire Privée (UBP). She was with Coutts which was subsequently acquired by UBP. Prior to UBP, she was with UBS and BNP Paribas. Learn More …
No. 3 UBP Hires Adele Yeo as Head of Investment Advisors Southeast Asia from Citigroup
Union Banciare Privee (UBP) has hired Adele Yeo as Managing Director & Head of Investment Advisors for Southeast Asia. She will lead a team of investment advisors and will report to Ranjit Khanna.
She joins from Citigroup, and prior, was with Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and BNP Paribas. Learn more …
No. 4 HK Mason Group Acquires Raiffeisen Privatbank Liechtenstein for CHF 58.6 Million
Hong Kong listed Mason Group Holdings has acquired Raiffeisen Privatbank Liechtenstein AG for CHF 58.6 million.
With the acquisition, Mason Group, an investment holding company focusing on financial businesses will be able to offer sophisticated private investors and high-ranking asset managers from Asia. Raiffeisen Privatbank Liechtenstein will be able to open up the Asian markets through targeted investments.
Raiffeisen Privatbank was founded in 1998 as a subsidiary of Walser Privatebank AG. Learn More …
No. 5 Crossinvest Named as Best Discretionary & Advisory firm in Asia
Independent asset manager, Crossinvest Asia was named the “Best Discretionary & Advisory Offering 2017” at the Private Banker International (PBI) awards. At the recent Wealth Briefing Asia Awards 2017, it was also voted the Best Independent Wealth Manager in Asia.
Crossinvest is a multi-generational family-owned group and was established in Singapore in 2005, with its heritage dating back to 1985 in Switzerland. The firm is founded by by Lara and Christophe Audergon and currently led by Chief Executive Officer, Rohit Bhuta. Learn More …
No. 6 30th AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum to Take Place in November 2017 in Hong Kong
The 30th Anniversary of the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum (“AVCJ Forum”) will bring together over 1,000 leading industry experts and investors from 34+ countries to discuss the future of the private equity industry on 14-16 November in Hong Kong.
These leaders will address some of the industry’s most pressing challenges, with a focus on Asia.
According to AVCJ Research:
- Fundraising in Asia reached an all-time high of $127 billion in 2016
- Fundraising total stands at $73.1 billion in the first 9 months of 2017
- Investment totalled $144 billion in 2016
- Investment totalled $140.8 billion is the first 9 months of 2017
- Private Equity exits amounted to $72.4 billion in 2016
- Private Equity exists amounted to $53.4 billion in 2017
No. 7 Odyssey Capital Group Hires Max Martirani as Head of Asset Management from Symmetry Investments
Odyssey Capital Group has hired Max Martirani as Head of Asset Management. Odyssey had received its asset management license from the Hong Kong regulator in September 2017 and is launching several discretionary portfolios investing in global and Asian assets.
Prior, Max was a portfolio manager at Symmetry Investments, focusing on Global macro, Asia, G10, FX, rates, equities, commodities and options. Before Symmetry, he was an executive member and PM at Graham Capital for 3 years and portfolio manager at Citadel for 2 years.
More notable hires:
- Gregory Young, Guard Capital
- Liu Wenyi, Goldman Sachs
- Atilla Korodi-Szasz, BlueCrest
Odyssey was co-founded by Alex Walker and Daniel Vovil, former executive directors at Swiss-Asia Asset Management in Hong Kong. Learn More …
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