About us

Asia’s largest and best-connected bureau of journalists and researchers delivering independent, authoritative and indispensable intelligence, data and connections solely focused on Asia’s rapidly growing private wealth management communities.



Our Team

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.

Madhuri Chatterjee
Director Europe


Madhuri joined Asian Private Banker in 2010. She joined as 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
Head 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.

Tristan Watkins
Digital Consultant


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.

Shunta Kamba


Shunta joined Asian Private Banker in 2017 as an Events Associate and joined the Research Department shortly after as a Researcher.

Originally from Japan, Shunta graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, minoring in Chinese Studies.

Alice Wong
Web Developer & Webmaster


Alice joined Asian Private Banker in 2015. Ever since she taught herself HTML in order to create her very first web site, she got seriously involved with the internet and the rest is history. When she’s not working in front of the computer fixing various things or managing some servers, she enjoys swimming, watching scary movies and drawing from life models.

Alice graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in Fine Arts.

Karman Wu
Head of Finance & Operations


Karman Wu is the Head of Finance & Operations of Asian Private Banker. She holds a Bachelor in Economics from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and a Master of Business Administration jointly run by University of Sydney & University of New South Wales.

Karman is a qualified accountant with HKICPA & ACCA and has extensive work experience in MNC startups and CRM & HRM systems design and implementation.

In her leisure time, she loves traveling, hiking and playing badminton.

Nick Hedley


Nick joined Asian Private Banker in 2017.

Martina Ngai
Administration & Recruitment Officer


Martina joined Asian Private Banker in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant and is enthusiastic about supporting and looking out for her team. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a Bachelor of Arts in English for International Corporate Communication.

Prior to joining, Martina was the Sales Assistant in a Japanese-based trading company. She is a certified Diving Coach in Aquatic & Land Training from The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association and loves to interact with students.

For leisure, she enjoys practicing yoga and travelling.

Simon Parry
Branded Content Specialist


Simon Parry is a Hong Kong-based journalist and a foreign correspondent whose stories and features have appeared in major newspapers and magazines worldwide including the Mail on Sunday, the Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail in the UK as well as the New York Daily News and The Australian.

Before moving to Asia, he was one of the youngest news desk executives on to work on a national newspaper in London and went on to serve as news editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. As a foreign correspondent, Simon has written stories and features from more than 20 countries including China, India, Pakistan, Myanmar, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji and North Korea. He has been shortlisted as Foreign Reporter of the Year in the UK Press Awards.

Sebastian Enberg


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.

Charlene Cong, CFA
Deputy Editor


Charlene is an experienced, multi-lingual journalist covering global financial markets from both top-down and bottom-up perspectives. With an in-depth understanding of different asset classes and investment solutions, she is responsible for the coverage of capital markets, funds and structured products for the region’s private wealth management industry.

Charlene has an established track record of generating exclusive and impactful financial features and has been a contributor to various functions, hosting and moderating panels with C-suite leaders of the investment community.

She holds a master’s degree from the University of Hong Kong and is a CFA Charterholder. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Alice So
Senior Reporter

Alice joined Asian Private Banker in 2017. As a passionate journalist and local Hong Konger, Alice previously worked at Ming Pao as an investment page reporter and Asia Television Limited as a reporter in feature news program. She received the Best New Comers (Chinese Publication) State Street Institutional Press Award in 2016.

Alice graduated with First Class Honours from the Shue Yan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications. As a Christian, she is enthusiastic in church activities and youth mentorship in her spare time, as she believes the future lies in the hands of youth.

Patricia Jover
Marketing Manager


Patricia joined Asian Private Banker in November 2018. Prior to joining, she started her career at a local community magazine dedicated to Lantau residents, where she gained experience in editorial, digital and sales. Fascinated by the endless opportunities to engage with people, brands and businesses, she decided to embark on a more specialised role in marketing.

Patricia graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in English Studies for the Professions (First Class Honours). In her spare time, she likes catching the latest films, going on food adventures, and exploring new cultures.

Jacqueline Kwok
Head of Design


Jacqueline joined Asian Private Banker in 2017. With over ten years of experience creating compelling campaigns, Jacqueline leads Asian Private Banker’s company branding and design strategy. She brings unique concepts and a fresh perspective to the table, having managed design teams for companies like Galaxy Entertainment Group, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, and Fluid Design and Marketing.

Jacqueline graduated from Kwantlen University College in Vancouver, Canada, specialising in Graphic and Visual Design. She also holds 2D and 3D design certificates from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Hong Kong behind her film camera lens, attending craft fairs, and burying herself in design and typography books.

Xenia So
Finance Manager


Xenia So joined Asian Private Banker in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Professional Accounting from The Open University of Hong Kong and is a qualified accountant with The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is in charge of accounts payable, fixed assets, and month-end journals.

Xenia has a daughter and also takes care of a chinchilla.

Yuki Chan
Accounts Receivable & Human Resources Manager


Yuki joined Asian Private Banker in 2017 and is now the company’s Accounts & HR Officer responsible for account receivables and human resources planning. She holds a Bachelor of Professional Accounting from The Open University of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining, Yuki was a part time course coordinator in a kindergarten and a piano teacher. She loves to teach and interact with kids and students, and enjoys music and travelling.

Sanya Amin
Consultant (Global Research Team)


Sanya joined Asian Private Banker in 2015 as a Consultant for internal research and is responsible for collecting, analysing, and presenting data. She maintains sophisticated database structures and systems that support data collection and designs research strategies to fulfill the needs of specific research projects.

Before Asian Private Banker, Sanya worked in the internal audit department of K-Electric Pvt Ltd and as a freelancer.

Sanya is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and completed her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Karachi. Sanya is also a member of the Community Emergency Response Team in her locality. She is an active volunteer and tries to utilise her spare time to give back to the community.

Charis Tse
Sales Administrator


Charis joined Asian Private Banker in 2018 as Sales Administrator and undertakes administrative and secretarial work for the sales team.

She studied Administration and Public Management at the City University of Hong Kong and, in her spare time, enjoys sports like badminton and running.

Lisa Cheng


Lisa joined Asian Private Banker in 2018 as a researcher. She is primarily responsible for conducting research on the fund selection activities of private banks in Asia.

Prior to Asian Private Banker, Lisa worked at a Hong Kong-based multi-family office and was responsible for supporting clients and prospects.

She holds a Bachelor in Economics and Finance from The University of Hong Kong. Lisa loves hiking, running, and travelling in her spare time.

Jason Coles
Chief Operating Officer


Jason is the Chief Operating Officer of Asian Private Banker.

He joined in October 2019 after an 18-year career with Euromoney Institutional Investor plc as head of marketing in London, before moving to Hong Kong in 2009 to lead its Asia-Pacific event divisions. He has originated and launched events in almost every financial centre within Asia-Pacific, focusing on sectors such as debt capital markets, FDI, aviation finance, and commodities.

A marketing graduate of Bournemouth University in the UK, he is a frustrated golfer and a motorbike adventurist – when enough time allows.

Jordan Yim
Senior Graphic Designer


Jordan joined Asian Private Banker in 2019 as Senior Graphic Designer.

He studied Graphics and Media Design at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocation Education. In his spare time, he loves photographing and cameras.

Lorretta Chen


Lorretta joined APB in 2019 as an editorial assistant before becoming a reporter. She covers industry-wide news and has an interest in writing about China’s wealth management industry.

Lorretta graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2019 with first honours in English Studies and Journalism. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Taurus Mok
Account Payable & Administration Officer


Taurus Mok joined Asian Private Banker in April 2019 as an Account Payable & Administration Officer. Taurus graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and finance. He is currently studying towards his qualification in Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Prior to joining, Taurus was involved in a Wellington-based telemarketing start-up and served as an Accounts Assistant at Flick Electric Co in New Zealand.

Taurus enjoys making pour-over coffee, playing badminton and working out.

Yana Zhang
Business Development Manager


Yana joined Asian Private Banker in July 2019 and has been instrumental to the success of the business development department. Yana is currently taking care of tech clients and leading APB Edge — a powerful sales tool for asset management firms.

Prior to joining, she worked in the fintech industry. There she saw the value of staying ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving technology climate within the private wealth industry. Yana holds a Master degree in Linguistics from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She speaks Chinese and English as a native speaker.

Carolyn Law
Senior Sales Director


Carolyn joined Asian Private Banker in December 2019 as a Senior Sales director. Her job responsibilities include business development and strategic planning in areas such as events, webinars, advertising and research products.

Carolyn obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. She has a very diverse background, having held sales roles at an insurance company, energy company, bank, credit rating company and various media publications. In the last 12 years, she worked for Incisive media for a total of 8 years as Head of Sales, for the Financial Times for 2 years as B2B Business Development, and for Fitch Solutions for 10 months as Sales Director, before joining Asian Private Banker as Senior Sales Director.

Her personal interests are snowboarding, travelling, cooking and meditating.

Roger Decavele
Copy editor


Roger joined Asian Private Banker in 2019 as copy editor.

He holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Culture from Leiden University and has lived in Hong Kong for over 30 years.

He has worked as an editor of books on law and business in Asia; a monthly magazine on Asia finance; financial communications at a US public relations firm and corporate communications at a local provider of corporate services.

He has translated Chinese legal and economic documents for a US law firm and a Swiss investment bank.

In his spare time, Roger likes to read up on history and current affairs. He is particular about his tea and enjoys hiking in Hong Kong’s country parks.

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 10,000+ private banking, family office and investment professionals who rely on Asian Private Banker’s unique intelligence and data.

Print & Digital Magazine

With a print circulation of 4,105 and a readership of 12,300, our Print & Digital Magazine is an invaluable source of information, commentary and illumination for everyone who works with, or within, the private banking industry in Asia.

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.

Our flagship annual data sets include:

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 private banking and wealth management industry. Following a decade, the Summits have grown to attract the upper echelons of talent from all of Asia’s private banks, with regional leaders. Over 800 private bankers and family office professionals are expected to join these summits in 2020.


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, wealth managers, asset managers, structured product providers and fintech providers.


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