Technology Awards 2017

Launched in 2015, the Asian Private Banker Technology Awards celebrate the innovations and achievements of Asia’s rapidly growing financial technology sector.

The Awards are open to all tech vendors that provide solutions for private banks, institutions with private banking facilities and wealth managers in Asia. Vendors are awarded for their foresight and execution.


There are 16 Awards categories including two new categories for 2017 – Best Data Management Solution and Best Regulation Reporting Solution. Vendors were invited to make submissions on a category-specific basis.

Winners were selected solely by the Judging Panel on the basis of any and all information submitted. The Judging Panel assessed submissions using a combination of qualitative and quantitative metrics.

While ‘considered criteria’ is provided for each Award, applicants were encouraged to submit any and all information that they consider relevant and decisive.

Judging Panel

The Technology Awards are judged by members of Asian Private Banker’s editorial team and chaired by Sebastian Enberg, editor.

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.

Richard Otsuki
Deputy Editor & Head of Investment Coverage

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.

Charlene Cong
Senior 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.

Ben Yang
Editorial Director

Ben joined Asian Private Banker in 2011 as a Business Development Manager before becoming its Head of Operations shortly after. Since then, Ben has joined the editorial team as the Editorial Director.
A native of Vancouver, Canada, Ben graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications Design.

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.

Gigi Lam
Awards & Public Relations Manager

Gigi joined Asian Private Banker in April 2017.

Liz Mak
China Editor

Liz is the China editor of Asian Private Banker. She started her career in the media industry with Pacific Prospect, a business of Incisive Media focused on the regional fixed income and structured products markets in 2006. She has covered China's onshore institutional and wholesale asset management market since 2007 as the Greater China correspondent of AsianInvestor, a business of Haymarket Media.
Between 2010 and 2015, she has spent five years in fund management industry, having worked with some of the most storied international investment managers who invest into the Chinese domestic market through the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors programme, and participated in the industry drafting process for the China-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds programme, before she returned to writing.
Liz has interviewed Nobel laureates, China's most influential investors, senior officials at the Asset Management Association of China, China Securities Regulatory Commission, China Insurance Regulatory Commission, the Ministry of Finance, as well as their counterparts in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Off-duty, Liz is a cinephile, audiophile, history buff and occasional sailor.

Today, the editorial team is the most experienced and connected bureau of journalists covering private banking and wealth management in the Asia Pacific region.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Asian Private Banker Technology Awards.

Awards Ceremony

Awards Luncheon

Past Winners

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