31 October 2018

HSBC Private Banking in Singapore attracts high calibre talent

HSBC Private Banking in Singapore announces several key appointments for its Investment Services and Product Solutions (ISPS) team as the business continues to build bench strength.

The ISPS team includes Investment Counsellors (IC) and Product Specialists responsible for providing sophisticated financial advisory to high net worth clients with more than USD5mn in investible assets. All HSBC Private Banking clients have direct access to a dedicated Relationship Manager (RM) and IC.

Kenneth Yeo, Head of ISPS, Southeast Asia (SEA) said: “Attracting such high calibre talent is a testament to the opportunity that new hires see in growing their careers with us. For our clients, this increases the level of sophistication and depth of financial advisory we offer. In an industry where there is intense competition, the fact we are growing, seeing increased client activity and able to attract the best talent speaks volume.”

New additions to the ISPS team include industry professionals each with average 19 years of experience with regional and international banks:

  • Tay Li Choo, Head of Fixed Income, ISPS, SEA
    Li Choo has 18 years of experience in fixed income and structured products on the sell side in Singapore and Hong Kong. She has a BA (Hons) from Oxford, MBA from INSEAD and holds a CFA.
  • Justin Bramley, Head of Investment Counsellors, ISPS, SEA
    Justin has 20 years of experience in private wealth management. He has a BA (Hons) from University of Reading, UK.
  • Roy Teo, Head of FX and Commodities, ISPS, SEA
    Roy joins with 20 years of experience in the banking industry as a FX specialist. He has a BBA from NUS and holds a CFA and CMT (Chartered Market Technician).
  • All appointments are effective immediately and report directly to Kenneth Yeo.

Continued expansion of the Singapore team

In September 2018, HSBC Singapore Private and Retail Banking (Jade client proposition) announced plans to double overall combined high net worth total wealth (more than USD1mn in investible assets) and add over 400 Private and Retail Banking customer facing employers over five years. This is part of HSBC Singapore’s plans to grow its presence as a scale market to compete domestically as a leading private bank in Singapore.