About us

Asian Private Banker is the authoritative voice at the heart of Asia’s US$1.5 trillion private banking industry

Based exclusively in Asia, we have the region’s largest and best connected bureau of journalists and researchers delivering independent, authoritative and indispensable commentary solely focused on Asia’s unique private banking, family office, and wealth management communities.

 

What We Do

Who we are

  • Shruti Advani
    Editor-in-Chief
  • Sebastian Enberg
    Editor
  • Richard Otsuki
    Senior Reporter
  • Priyanka Boghani
    Senior Reporter
  • Charlene Cong
    Reporter
  • Andrew Shale
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Paris Shepherd
    Managing Director
  • Madhuri Chatterjee
    Head of Sales
  • Sonia Lam
    Director of Relationship Management
  • Sam Chan
    Head of Content Solutions
  • Stacey Wong
    Customer Service Manager
  • Olaide Ogungbesan
    Business Development Manager
  • Eldar Gainutdinov
    Business Development Manager
  • Joanne Tse
    Programme Manager
  • Tristan Watkins
    Head of Digital
  • Yiyang Zhou
    Digital Manager & Data Scientist
  • Cécile de Buor
    Digital Marketing Associate
  • Wilfred Lam
    Digital Advertising Associate
  • Gloria Fan
    Public Relations & Community Liaison
  • Benjamin Yang
    Head of Operations
  • Koye Sun
    Event Manager
  • Jessie Cheng
    Operations Manager
  • Dennis Luk
    Administrative Assistant
  • Jacqueline Lau
    Graphic Designer

Shruti Advani
Editor-in-Chief

Shruti joined Asian Private banker in 2010 and is the Editor-in-Chief of the publication. Prior to this, Shruti was at Bloomberg as an Associate Stocks Editor.

Sebastian Enberg
Editor

Sebastian Enberg is the Editor of Asian Private Banker. His background is in international politics, and Chinese foreign policy and security.

 
Sebastian graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Master of Strategic Studies majoring in Strategic Intelligence, and more recently, from the City University of Hong Kong with a Master of Arts. In 2012, Sebastian was awarded the university’s Top Scholar Prize for his cohort.

Richard Otsuki
Senior Reporter

Richard joined Asian Private banker in 2012, where he covers a multitude of facets in Asia’s private banking industry including asset management, capital markets and recruitment.

 
Richard graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature with a specific focus on postmodern literary theory. In his spare time, Richard is an avid fan of basketball both as a player and spectator.

Priyanka Boghani
Senior Reporter

Priyanka joined Asian Private Banker in 2013. Prior to this, Priyanka held various freelance roles in Editorial in London, before moving to Hong Kong as an Associate Producer at CNN International, working with their TV production teams.

 
Priyanka graduated from the University of Nottingham holding a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters in International Journalism from City University London. In her spare time, Priyanka enjoys photography, particularly mobile photography.

Charlene Cong
Reporter

Charlene joined Asian Private Banker in 2016 as a Reporter. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Master’s Degree in Journalism with a specific concentration on Business and Financial Journalism.

 
Charlene loves music in her spare time and has a Grade 10 Certificate from The Music Examination Committee of the Chinese Musicians’ Association. She speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Andrew Shale
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Shale is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Asian Private Banker.

 
A graduate in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Leeds, Andrew has lived and worked in Asia since 1989. A former investment banker at Shenyin Wanguo International, W.I. Carr and CLSA Securities, Andrew has worked in financial publishing and events since the late 1990s.
 
Andrew speaks Putonghua, is married and has three children.

Paris Shepherd
Managing Director

Paris joined Asian Private Banker at the beginning of 2015, having spent almost a decade at Euromoney Institutional Investor plc building their conference division throughout Asia. He has been based in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China since 2003, and has done business in almost every functional market in Asia, including a few years in Dalian, Shenyang to improve his Putonghua fluency.

 
Paris graduated from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and was heavily involved in AIESEC, the world’s largest youth run NGO during his university years.
 
He is an avid scuba diver, lonely Port Power (Aussie football) fan and global adventurer in his (limited!) spare time.

Madhuri Chatterjee
Head of Sales

Madhuri joined Asian Private Banker in 2010. She is the Director of Business Development mapping the private banking, investment banking and asset management landscape in Asia. Prior to this, she was in India in a variety of industrial marketing roles with her last stint with the country’s biggest engineering firm, Larsen and Toubro.

 
Result-oriented and fun-loving, Madhuri holds a Bachelor of Engineering from one of India’s premier engineering colleges and an MBA in marketing from NMIMS. She is married and has two lovely children.

Sonia Lam
Director of Relationship Management

Sonia joined Asian Private Banker in 2013 as an integral part of the business development team. Prior to this, Sonia held various Marketing roles in wholesale, media and fashion industries.

 
Sonia studied Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney before studying Business Administration at Swinburne University of Technology, specialising in Business, Management, and Marketing.
 
In her spare time, Sonia sits on the Hong Kong Netball Association Committee Board and maintains an active interested in various animal charities, volunteering for Life Long Animal Protection, as well as the Heart Foundation.

Sam Chan
Head of Content Solutions

Sam joined Asian Private Banker in 2013 as an Events Manager and became its Head of Content Solutions in 2016. He is responsible for the overall develop of business for Asian Private Banker’s subscription product and relationship management for its corporate subscription clients. Prior to joining, Sam was planning and executing projects for youth in Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.

 
Sam graduated from City University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Studies. Outside of Asian Private Banker, Sam volunteers for the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong and conducts first aid courses in Hong Kong Red Cross. In his spare time, Sam enjoys jogging, jamming on his guitar and swimming.

Stacey Wong
Customer Service Manager

Stacey joined Asian Private Banker in 2016 as the Customer Service Manager. She graduated from Coventry University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Hospitality and Tourism.
 
Stacey loves travelling in her spare time and she has visited more than 20 countries.

Olaide Ogungbesan
Business Development Manager

Hailing from Lagos Nigeria, Olaide joined Asian Private Banker as a Business Development Manager in the summer of 2016. Digital-savvy and solution oriented, she is passionate about fostering positive social change through technology innovation.

 
She previously worked at Co-Creation Hub – a social innovation space – as a project manager, where she empowered tech startups in Nigeria with knowledge & resources to rapidly scale their user base. Having run cycles of accelerator (pre-incubation & incubation) programs in partnership with industry giants, Olaide has made technology her area of expertise.
 
Olaide graduated from the University of Ilorin with a degree in biochemistry and was previously the Director of Business Development & Global Internships for AIESEC in Ethiopia. In her spare time, she likes to read crime and mystery novels and experience new cultures.

Eldar Gainutdinov
Business Development Manager

Eldar joined the Asian Private Banker team in autumn of 2016 as a Business Development Manager.

 
Originally from Russia, he graduated from Omsk State Transport University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics & Management.
 
Prior to joining Asian Private Banker, Eldar started his career developing partner relationships and organising events for AIESEC, the world’s largest body for youth development.

Joanne Tse
Programme Manager

Joanne joined Asian Private Banker in 2016 and currently is its Programme Manager. She graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Humanities. She is an outgoing and inquisitive person. Throughout her study period, she participated in various kinds of exchange programme including UK, Australia, Shanghai and Shandong. Joanne’s interests include exploring the world’s different cultures.

Tristan Watkins
Head of Digital

Tristan joined Asian Private Banker in July 2015 as its first-ever digital director. Over the last 10 years he’s worked in banking, retail, NGO and publishing industries in Europe and Asia Pacific. He has advanced skills in digital advertising and sales, including social media, content marketing and CRM systems.

 
Tristan has degrees in commerce and arts with specialisations in marketing, management and history from the University of Melbourne.

Yiyang Zhou
Digital Manager & Data Scientist

Yiyang joined Asian Private Banker as Digital Manager and Data Scientist. He is mainly responsible for database management and digital data analysis. Previously, He worked at TNS-opinion in Brussels, managing EU public survey data.

 
Yiyang has degrees in both statistics and international relations. He obtained his master degree from KU Leuven and his bachelor degree from Zhejiang University. He has joined several research projects in Belgium, Luxembourg and Hong Kong with a strong interest applying quantitative tools in practical business analysis.

Cecile de Buor
Digital Marketing Associate

Cécile joined Asian Private Banker in November 2016 as a Digital Marketing Associate. She graduated in 2010 from HEC Montreal with a Bachelor in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and Communications.

 
Cécile has lived in 12 cities across 4 continents and is currently enjoying discovering Hong Kong and all of its hidden gems with her family.

Gloria Fan
Public Relations and Community Liaison

Gloria joined Asian Private Banker in 2017 as Public Relations & Community Liaison and has an international background in corporate communications, politics, marketing and entrepreneurship. She previously worked with the U.S. Congress and the House of Representatives in New York and Washington D.C. after spending time at the University of Oxford, Lancaster University and City University of Hong Kong. Prior to relocating back to Hong Kong, she worked on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign with the U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC) and organised rallies for President Bill Clinton and Barack Obama with the Florida Democratic Party as a senior communications fellow. Gloria has also published a literary journal in Hong Kong and co-published two papers to the UK Literacy Association.

Wilfred Lam
Digital Advertising Associate

Wilfred joined Asian Private Banker in 2017 as Digital Advertising Associate, after returning to Hong Kong. He previously worked in London for MEC, the fifth largest media buying agency in the world. He is a graduate of London School of Economics (LSE), where he studied Economics. Wilfred is an expert in the field of advertising, having completing MEC’s Rotational Graduate Programme, and having been an account executive for General Electric’s paid digital advertising.

Benjamin Yang
Head of Operations

Benjamin joined Asian Private banker in 2011 as the Business Development Manager before moving to be Head of Operations shortly after.

 
Benjamin graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications Design.

Koye Sun
Event Manager

Koye joined Asian Private Banker in February 2016 as events manager. Prior to joining, Koye was handling events and sales in Press Room Group.

 
Koye graduated from University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Linguistics (Communication).

Jessie Cheng
Operations Manager

Jessie joined Asian Private Banker in 2016 as an Operations Manager. Previously, Jessie was a sales executive for an international garments and textiles merchandising company.

 
Jessie was an honourary secretary for the Board of Directors of JCI Sha Tin, a global leadership development organisation, as well as a Membership Affairs Director. Jessie graduated from Oxford Brooks University with a BSc in Information Systems.

Dennis Luk
Administrative Assistant

Dennis joined Asian Private Banker in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. Having gained years of customer service and administrative experience in the aviation industry, Dennis utilises his organisational passion to support the Asian Private Banker office.

 
Dennis is currently pursuing his studies in human resources and plans to specialise in employment law.

Jacqueline Lau
Graphic Designer

Jacqueline graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications, having discovered her love for art and design while living in Australia.

 
In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys going to art galleries and exploring the city in search of hidden urban design gems.

What we do

Daily Intelligence

We have Asia’s largest bureau of private banking reporters and researchers producing Asia’s definitive daily intelligence and news service on the major trends, people moves, market data, and regulations affecting Asia’s private banking and wealth management industries. Join 8,000+ private banking, family office and investment professionals who rely on Asian Private Banker’s unique intelligence and data.

Monthly Magazine

With a print circulation of 3,675 and a readership of 10,200, our Monthly Magazine is an invaluable source of information, commentary and illumination for everyone who works with, or within, the private banking industry in Asia.

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Definitive Data

Our trusted position within Asia’s private banking community enables us to discover, dissect, and disseminate the benchmark series of data sets for the industry in Asia.

Two of our flagship annual data sets include:
 
 

 
Discover, dissect and disseminate. Each year we conduct a handful of highly selective research pieces, which are commissioned by clients who want to discover new proprietary market information and insights that will give a powerful advantage in Asia’s highly competitive market.
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Leaders Conversations

Small, Elite and often Bespoke. In addition to our Signature Events, we host tailored breakfasts, luncheons, roundtables and small-scale functions that bring together the key decision makers in Asia’s private banking industry. No bespoke function we host is larger than 100 people, with all functions attended by only the “right people”.

For our bespoke functions, so confident are we in our ability – to deliver the “right people” – that we will split any commercial risk with the client and only charge for a function after it has been held, based on the quality and quantity of actual attendees.

Landmark Summits

Each year, we host the only functions in Asia which are designed for the investment advisory community. In their 8th year, the Investment Advisory Summits have grown to attract the upper echelons of talent from all of Asia’s private banks, with regional leaders addressing at each Summit. Over 500 private bankers and family offices professionals joined these summits in 2016.
 

Awards

Asian Private Banker’s Signature Awards are the industry’s most prestigious accolades, honouring private banks and their providers for excellence in performance and service. Currently, Asian Private Banker’s awards represent and recognise the best of the following communities: private banks, asset managers, structured product providers and fintech providers.

 


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