About us

Asian Private Banker

The leading provider of curated content, data and business planning solutions to Asia’s wealth management community.

Established in 2009, Asian Private Banker is a multi-platform media company that serves the wealth management markets in Asia through curated content, critical data sets, and high-value networking forums.

Our dedicated team of journalists, data and operations specialists deliver cutting-edge coverage and analysis of the trends and individuals that are shaping the Asia-Pacific wealth management market, enabling industry professionals to make informed business decisions and develop intuitive business strategies to drive efficiency and profitability.


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.

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

In addition to our landmark summits and 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. These bespoke elite gatherings are highly targeted to specific roles and departments within the wealth management industry, ensuring a more powerful networking and learning opportunity for all attendees.

2020 saw the launch of our virtual series, where physical events were seamlessly moved online to secure platforms so that networking, learning and idea exchange could still occur whilst physical meeting restrictions were still in place.

Landmark Summits and Signature Events

Each year, we host some of the largest, and respected functions for regional and global private banking and wealth management leaders. Our annual Asian Private Banker Summits in Hong Kong and Singapore have over the past decade grown to attract the most senior talent from across Asia’s private banks and wealth management spectrum. Over 800 private bankers and family office professionals attended the live Summits in 2019. Additional events that attract some of the biggest names in private banking include our DPM series, our Fund Selector series, and our China Global Wealth Management Summit. For details of our 2021 plans, please contact us.

Management

  • Andrew Shale
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Jason Coles
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Daniel Shane
    Editor

Editorial

  • Alice So
    Assignment Manager, Senior Reporter
  • Carly Lau
    Reporter
  • Lorretta Chen
    Senior Reporter
  • Nancy Qu
    Reporter
  • Roger Decavele
    Copy Editor

Our Team

  • Alice Wong
    Web Developer & Webmaster
  • David Cavanagh
    Commercial Director
  • Hendry Wu
    Business Development Manager
  • Jacqueline Kwok
    Head of Design
  • Jordan Yim
    Senior Graphic Designer
  • Karman Wu
    Head of Finance & Operations
  • Patricia Jover
    Marketing Manager
  • Sanya Amin
    Consultant (Global Research Team)
  • Taurus Mok
    Account Payable & Administration Officer
  • Xenia So
    Finance Manager
  • Yana Zhang
    Business Development Manager
  • Yannie Hui
    Events Operations Manager

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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.



Shunta Kamba
Researcher

 

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
Reporter

 

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.



Alice So
Assignment Manager, 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.

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
Reporter

 

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.

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.

Daniel Shane
Editor

 

Daniel Shane is editor of Asian Private Banker and is responsible for spearheading the publication’s editorial coverage. Daniel was previously Asia Companies & Markets News Editor at the Financial Times in Hong Kong where he managed corporate and financial coverage in both online and print, as well as moderating events for the FT in the region. Earlier in his career Daniel was a reporter for CNN and Barron’s in Asia. He graduated with a degree in Anthropology from the UK’s University of Sussex.