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Top 10 private banking moves in August

Here are the top private banking moves the Citywire Asia team rounded up for August

10. Vontobel WM names new Asia Pacific COO, IM head

Vontobel Wealth Management appointed Stephan Kolz as the company’s Hong Kong-based head of investment management and chief operating officer (COO) for Asia-Pacific.

He replaces Michael Haupt, the previous COO, in an extended role. Read more

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10. Vontobel WM names new Asia Pacific COO, IM head

Vontobel Wealth Management appointed Stephan Kolz as the company’s Hong Kong-based head of investment management and chief operating officer (COO) for Asia-Pacific.

He replaces Michael Haupt, the previous COO, in an extended role. Read more

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9. HSBC PB hires new China, Taiwan head

HSBC Private Banking hired Edwin Lim as market head for China and Taiwan.

In the newly created role, Lim will be responsible for the two market segments across all HSBC booking centres in Asia, which include China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Read more

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8. Senior fund specialist at Indosuez WM exits

Laura Yeo, a senior funds specialist for Indosuez Wealth Management in Singapore, is leaving the bank.

Yeo was responsible for the sales and due diligence of all mutual funds for Indosuez’s Singapore business. Read more

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7. Ex-Credit Suisse product head joins HNW insurance provider

Transamerica Life Bermuda has hired a former Credit Suisse Trust executive to lead its Singapore business.

Nicholas Kourteff joins the high-net-worth (HNW) insurance provider after serving as head of product management insurance solutions at Credit Suisse since 2016. Read more

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6. StanChart expands South Asia team with eight hires

Standard Chartered Private Bank expanded its South Asia community (GSAC) team in Singapore with eight new hires in August.

The GSAC division covers non-resident South Asian clients out of three booking centres – Singapore, Dubai and London. Read more

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5. HSBC PB has a new co-market head for Hong Kong

HSBC Private Banking appointed veteran banker Rachel Wei as co-market head for Hong Kong.

Reporting to Ivan Wong, who is the co-head for North Asia, Wei will work alongside co-market head Annie Kwok. Read more

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4. Deutsche Bank WM expands Lok Yim’s role

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management expanded the role of its Asia-Pacific chief executive for a newly created position.

Lok Yim is now responsible for the emerging markets region as a whole, comprising Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

He joined Deutsche Bank from Citigroup Global Markets in 2007 as head of investment solutions for North Asia. Read more

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3. Two private bankers join HSBC in Singapore

HSBC Private Banking added two relationship managers to its international markets team in Singapore.

Sanjay Shah was appointed desk head, while Amit Ratadia was hired as a senior director for the team. Read more

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2. Major reshuffle at Credit Suisse PB as Ferrari exits

Credit Suisse made two key appointments for its Asia Pacific private banking business, as Francesco de Ferrari resigned to join AMP as CEO.

The veteran banker was mostly recently the head of private banking Asia Pacific, and chief executive for Southeast Asia and frontier markets, based in Singapore.

To lead its Asia Pacific private banking business going forward, Credit Suisse appointed Francois Monnet as head of private banking North Asia, and Benjamin Cavalli as head of private banking South Asia, effective immediately. Read more

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1. Exclusive: Bank of Singapore hires from Deutsche Bank

Last month, Bank of Singapore appointed Joshua Lee as multi-asset senior portfolio manager. Lee joins from Deutsche Bank where he was an equity research analyst for five years.

Earlier in his career, he was an Asian fixed income investment analyst at Blue Rice Investment Management, a Singapore-based credit hedge fund manager. Read more

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