13 November 2017 |

Top Eight for Week 3 – 10 November 2017

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Last Friday, we hosted the first High Conviction: Investment Ideas & Themes 2018 event in Singapore with the most informed CIO leaders of the region who debated and examined the products that will be most interesting to Asian clients in 2018. Find out more here.

Your Top Eight follows.

TECHNOLOGY | EXCLUSIVE   6 November 2017
Julius Baer’s IT platform revamp misses deadline but project remains “on track”
Julius Baer has again missed an internal deadline to implement its IT renewal project designed to boost efficiency and client service in the region, Asian Private Banker understands – the second delay to the major upgrade in just five months.

APB MANDATE | CIO | EXCLUSIVE   10 November 2017
Over half of Asia’s wealth managers expect two US rate hikes in 2018
Just over half of Asia’s wealth managers expect two US rate hikes in 2018, according to a new Asian Private Banker poll, but investors in the region are less worried about the actual impact on portfolios in a tightening environment. Of the remaining respondents, 32% and 10% expect three and four or more rate hikes next year, respectively.

INDUSTRY | EXCLUSIVE   10 November 2017
Credit Suisse PB exploring “bank-to-bank” model in Asia
Credit Suisse Private Banking is currently exploring the “bank-to-bank” or business process outsourcing (BPO) model in Asia, according to the Swiss major’s APAC COO, Christian Huber.

INDUSTRY | EXCLUSIVE  9 November 2017
Latest acquisition an important step towards “2020” project, says Indosuez’s Asia CEO
Indosuez Wealth Management’s Asia CEO and Singapore branch manager, Pierre Masclet, has told Asian Private Banker that the firm’s decision to acquire an Italian wealth manager marks a further step towards the private bank achieving its “Shaping Indosuez 2020” project.

HSBC advises investors to look at FRNs as credit costs rise
Given prospects for interest-rate increases worldwide, HSBC Private Banking sees opportunities in floating rate notes (FRNs) and believes they are currently an attractive alternative to cash.

INDUSTRY | EXCLUSIVE  8 November 2017
China’s trust industry: A foray into fiduciary services
China’s s trust industry is undergoing a gradual but important transformation as a growing number of private banks and trust firms make a foray into the family trust business – in the process transforming themselves into custodians of private wealth.

REGULATIONS | EXCLUSIVE   10 November 2017
China’s “piecemeal” approach to data protection making life difficult for banks: lawyers
China may have taken “significant steps” towards enforceable data protection, but the generally piecemeal approach adopted by authorities is making compliance difficult, lawyers tell Asian Private Banker.

DBS’ Tan Su Shan: “We hit milestones” in Q3
The year’s third quarter brought a number of “milestones” for DBS’ wealth management and private banking business, Tan Su Shan, group head, consumer banking and wealth management, has told Asian Private Banker following the release of the Singaporean lender’s quarterly earnings report.


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