HSBC Singapore names wealth head

HSBC Singapore appointed Cameron Senior as head of wealth and international for its retail banking and wealth management (RBWM) business.

In this new role, Senior drives changes to the business as the bank aims to strengthen its wealth management and advisory sales platform for emerging and mass affluent customers, both in Singapore and for those with international needs.

Prior to this, he was HSBC’s head of retail distribution for three years. He has covered Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK during his 20-year career within the bank’s retail business.

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HSBC Singapore names wealth head

HSBC Singapore appointed Cameron Senior as head of wealth and international for its retail banking and wealth management (RBWM) business.

In this new role, Senior drives changes to the business as the bank aims to strengthen its wealth management and advisory sales platform for emerging and mass affluent customers, both in Singapore and for those with international needs.

Prior to this, he was HSBC’s head of retail distribution for three years. He has covered Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK during his 20-year career within the bank’s retail business.

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Julius Baer poaches from StanChart

A former investment advisor at Standard Chartered Private Bank, Lionel Poh has joined Julius Baer as relationship manager, to cover the Swiss private bank’s Southeast Asian markets.

This is Poh’s second stint at Julius Baer, where he was previously director of the funds advisory team for nearly five years, before moving to Standard Chartered in 2015 to cover Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Prior to joining Julius Baer in 2010, Poh was a fund analyst at BNP Paribas where he supported due diligence and analysis on mutual funds, fund of hedge funds and private equity funds.

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T. Rowe Price hires from BlackRock

T. Rowe Price has hired Wenting Shen as solutions strategist within its multi-asset division, as part of the firm’s expansion into the Asia Pacific region.

Based in Hong Kong, Shen joins from BlackRock, where she was most recently vice president for multi-asset solutions. 

In her new role, Shen reports to Thomas Poullaouec, who is the Asia Pacific head of multi-asset solutions. 

She will work with the team to create customised multi-asset solutions for T. Rowe Price’s clients across the Asia Pacific region, including Korea, Japan, Australia, Singapore, and Thailand.

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Schroders poaches from Amundi

Schroders has hired Citywire AA-rated Reginald Tan as head of multi-asset product for Southeast Asia, based in Singapore. 

Tan joins from Amundi Singapore, where he was director, head of multi-asset strategies for South Asia.

Responsibilities for the new role include delivering solutions to clients in Southeast Asia across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei markets, working with both institutional and intermediary clients. 

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HSBC PB hires global wealth solutions head

HSBC appointed Alan Beattie as global head of private wealth solutions (PWS).

Based in Hong Kong, Beattie is responsible for managing the PWS business globally and will report to Peter Boyles, CEO of HSBC Private Banking.

He brings 25 years of experience with HSBC having held several senior roles previously, including regional head of commercial banking of HSBC Latin America and deputy chief executive officer of HSBC Europe.

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Hermes names Apac director

Hermes Investment Management appointed Lin Chew as director for its Asia Pacific business development team, based in Singapore.

Reporting to Jakob Nilsson, head of business development, Asia Pacific, Lin is responsible for managing engagement with the company’s clients and prospects across the region.

Her most recent experience was with Winton Capital Asia, where she helped manage growth of the business in the region. 

Prior to that, she worked at Standard Chartered Bank, Lehman Brothers, Citibank and PwC.

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Deutsche Bank expands Singapore NRI team

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management hired three new managing directors to support its growth strategy in Asia. 

All of them are Singapore-based relationship managers dedicated to cover non-resident Indian (NRI) clients.

Rasik Ahuja joins from UBP where he was desk head for NRI and South Asia since 2014. Prior to that, he worked at EFG Private Bank and Citigroup.

Swapnil Mishra comes from BSI Bank where he was deputy head of the global South Asia business for eight years, after working with Citibank.

A former principal director at Standard Chartered Bank, Sagar Sapra other previous positions were at the Bank of Singapore, Merrill Lynch, and Citibank.

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Credit Suisse expands Apac CIO team

Credit Suisse appointed Eddy Loh and Julian Wee as investment strategists, reporting to John Woods, chief investment officer, Asia Pacific.

Loh joins from the Bank of Singapore, where he was an executive director and a member of the investment counselling team.

He is responsible for developing the regional discretionary and advisory investment strategies across multiple asset classes for private and institutional clients.

Wee will cover the implications of macroeconomic and policy developments on foreign exchange and other Asian markets for Credit Suisse.

He joins from the National Australia Bank, where he covered Asian currencies.

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Manulife AM names Singapore equity head

Manulife Asset Management (AM) appointed Chan Hock Fai as head of equities for Singapore.

Chan’s primary responsibilities are to lead all of the Singapore-based equity strategies and have oversight of the local team of equities investment professionals. 

He was previously director of investment at Amundi Asset Management in Singapore. 

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Safra Sarasin names Singapore head

J. Safra Sarasin has named Vinay Gandhi as its Singapore CEO, succeeding Benedikt Maissen, who left the bank earlier this month.

Gandhi, based in Singapore, joined Safra Sarasin last March to head the firm’s ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) division in Asia. 

Prior to that, he worked at UBS as head of UHNW, leading a team of 150 in Hong Kong and Singapore. 

In his new role, Gandhi will continue to lead the UHNW team, and report to the Asia CEO, Enid Yip. 

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