21 December 2016 |

You heard it here first: the most important people moves that we broke in 2016

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2016 has been a huge year for the industry in terms of hires, fires, resignations and promotions. Asian Private Banker was on the frontline, breaking the most significant moves of the year. Here, we round up just some of our exclusives; and see here for our key people move trends in 2016. You heard it here first!

JANUARYJulius Baer appoints former Credit Suisse banker Torsten Linke as head, private banking, SEA, and branch manager Singapore.
Srinivas Siripurapu, head of wealth management, Southeast Asia and South Asia, BarclaysSrinivas Siripurapu leaves Barclays, where he was head of Southeast Asia, global South Asian community and Africa offshore.
Credit Suisse loses China market leader David Shick
Ron Lee, UBP's Asian head of investment services, exits
FEBRUARYAngela Bow leaves Credit Suisse, where she served as Philippines market leader; resurfaces at Julius Baer
EFG loses its Singapore head of private banking, Gea Hong Tho
Amy Shum, managing director at LGT in Hong Kong exits
MARCHMichel Longhini reveals that he expects 90% of UBP's Asia bankers to come from Coutts
Bank of Singapore relocates NRI banker, Nikhil Advani, from Singapore to Dubai to take on role as senior relationship manager with UAE-based mega-wealth team
Sudhir Nemali, manging director, key-clients Asia, Deutsche Bank private wealth managementDeutsche Bank Wealth Management promotes Sudhir Nemali to Asia COO; Venkatesh Narasiah becomes global head of WM operating model
Bank of Singapore names Zubin Dabu as market head for Sub-Continent & NRI Southeast Asia.
Bank of Singapore loses NRI bankers, Vimal Bali and Richa Sood
BSI appoints Alberto Pasini as COO in Hong Kong
Bank of Singapore names Wojciech Rzasa as head of digital development
APRILDavid Lam, head of North Asia, CouttsCoutts' head of North Asia, David Lam, retires; Eric Morin takes over duties
Samir Dewan exits as RBC Wealth Management's COO for emerging markets
J.P. Morgan Private Bank's market manager for the North Asia HNW client segment exits
UBP appoints Ricardo Choi, managing director and team head for Philippines market

Elisa Sanchini leaves Indosuez Wealth Management, where she was senior investment director
Edmond de Rothschild loses Asia head of portfolio management, Stephen Leung
Citi Private Bank's Hong Kong team head, Raymond Cheung, exits
Michael Yong-Haron, managing director and head of RBC Wealth Management, North Asia leaves
James Hughes, a managing director covering the British expatriate community in Hong Kong, resigns from Pictet
Stella Kong, head of relationship management, China and deputy regional head of private banking for Greater China and North Asia, leaves Standard Chartered Private Bank
MAYCredit Suisse adds 30+ private bankers in Asia in Q1
Stella Kong resurfaces at Credit Suisse as market group head for China
Carole Cheung joins Credit Suisse as market group head for Philippines
Pictet splits Asia, Hong Kong CEO roles; Sharon Chou named HK CEO
Rajesh Malkani, Head of Private Bank, East, Standard Chartered Private BankFormer StanChart regional head, private banking clients, MENAP, Africa and South Asia, joins Mashreq Bank as head of private banking and wealth management, based in Dubai
Julius Baer’s group head of Greater China, Richard Hu, leaves
Senior departures at UBS in Singapore, including Joseph Poon, Duncan Ong, and Urs Grueter
PH Chng, country team head for Taiwan International at UBS, exits
rob-iannouRob Ioannou, HSBC’s former co-head of global private banking for Southeast Asia, resurfaces at DBS
Pictet Wealth Management names Dominique Jooris as Singapore CEO
Yee Kim Tan joins Julius Baer as Greater China group head
Bank of Singapore’s market head of Hong Kong, Edward Chow, exits
JUNEJacqueline Koo leaves ABN AMRO Private Banking, where she was Asia head of DPM
Indosuez Wealth Management's Asia head of market and investment solutions, Norbert Joué, leaves bank
Edmund Yun resigns as BMO Private Bank's Asia head of investment
Credit Suisse's Thailand onshore team members revealed; led by Khun Thippa Praneeprachachon
Caroline Chan resigns as head of investment product unit at EFG in Hong Kong
Mark Dormer leaves DBS Private Bank where he covered the international clients desk.
UBS Wealth Management's head active advisory APAC, investment products and services, Yves Klenk, resigns
Senior Bank of Singapore NRI banker, Harpreet Singh, resigns
JULYSandeep Das, Managing Director and Head, Standard Chartered Private Bank, IndiaSandeep Das steps down as managing director and head of private bank, India at StanChart
Lemuel Lee_JPJ.P. Morgan Private Bank's Asia head of equities, Guillaume Chatain, takes on new role with bank; Lemuel Lee named as replacement
Vivian Chan, Barclays' regional head of North Asia for private banking exits; to resurface at StanChart Private Bank as regional head for Greater China and North Asia.
Edwin Lim joins Credit Suisse as market group head for Taiwan
Greg Yu succeeds Lemuel Lee as J.P. Morgan's head of third party distribution in Asia
Serge Janowski leaves Julius Baer, where he was head of special markets, based in Hong Kong
Edward Chow, Eric Kong join Julius Baer as Greater China group heads
DBS Private Bank’s DPM head, Rebekah Chuan, resigns
StanChart Private Bank loses Greater China head of trust and fiduciary services, Andrew Chan
Joseph Poon resurfaces at DBS Private Bank
UBS Wealth Management loses executive director for wealth planning, product management and distribution in APAC, Nicholas Kourteff
Abhishek Mehrotra rejoins HSBC Private Bank as desk head covering Southeast Asian markets
Michael Yong-Haron resurfaces at StanChart Private Bank
AUGUSTLiu YihaoNoah Holdings appoints Liu Yihao as Hong Kong CEO
Yves Klenk resurfaces at Julius Baer as head of markets and advisory solutions, Hong Kong
Patrick GrossholzPatrick Grossholz, UBS WM's head of investment management for APAC, to relocated to Switzerland as global head of IPS portfolio specialists within global distribution management; to be succeeded by Stefan Lecher, previously global head strategist in the Global Investment Solutions (GIS) team, whose new title is head of client portfolio management in APAC for UBS WM
Hwee Hoon Sim steps down as Asia COO for Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management; replaced by David Wraight
ABN AMRO Private Banking cuts Asia frontline, including Gary Mok, team head for Hong Kong market
Dominik Fuerst, formerly executive director at Lombard Odier in Hong Kong, joins Julius Baer as team head, focusing on the Philippines market.
Ex-UBS private banker, Duncan Ong, resurfaces at RBC Wealth Management as executive director and team head covering Southeast Asia market.
Julius Baer shifts Christian Cappelli, market group head for the Philippines, to Singapore; Ivan Guidi, ex-head of offshore markets ex-Greater China, appointed deputy sub regional head for emerging Asia and senior client advisor for UHNW Philippines, based in Hong Kong.
ABN AMRO Private Banking cuts international clients team in Singapore, including Bert Stegink, Jos Kleijne and Nicholas Moraitis
SEPTEMBERABN AMRO Private Banking names former Pictet CEO for Southeast Asia, Anuj Khanna, as Southeast Asia head
Julius Baer nabs NRI bankers from BSI, including Prashant Goel, Shagun Tyagi, Sanam Budhrani and Reena Badlani
Arthur Fong, Bank of Singapore's greater China team head and former politician, resigns
Credit Suisse’s Hong Kong-based head of trust and estate advisory, Teddy Chu, exits
Andrew Cohen, J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s chief executive for Asia, appointed CEO for the American lender’s international private banking business
OCTOBERKapil Kapoor, BSI’s Hong Kong NRI head, exits
Ravi-Raju-Head-of-Asset-Wealth-Management-Deutsche-Bank-184Wx150HRavi Raju, Deutsche Bank Wealth Managements APAC head, resigns for a role at UBS Wealth Management
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management loses Singapore-based global head of key client partners, Anurag Mahesh
Lok YimLok Yim, Deutsche Bank's head of wealth management for North East Asia, appointed as Raju’s successor.
Christian Senn, Credit Suisse Private Banking's market group head Thailand, to take a leave of absence of up to a year starting 1 January 2017, but is expected to return; vacancy to be filled by former UBS Wealth Management veteran, Urs Grueter
NOVEMBERStanChart Private Bank loses David Koay, managing director and head of client relationship management for the ASEAN region
Sean Cochran, head of IPS portfolio specialists APAC, UBS Sean Cochran, UBS' head of portfolio specialists for the Asia Pacific, named global UHNW head of client investment specialists (CIS); Mischa Eckart to succeed as Asia Pacific head of CIS
Goldman Sachs PWM appoints Jacky Tang as Asia head of portfolio management group; Bryce Wan takes on private wealth advisor role
Kapil Kapoor resurfaces at Julius Baer as Hong Kong team head for the NRI and Indian Subcontinent desk
Pakhorn Boonyakurkul exits LGT in Hong Kong, where he was managing director, business development in Asia,
Credit Suisse names Rick Meng as head of private banking, China onshore
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management names Joyce Ngan as new Singapore-based head of funds solution, global products & solutions, for Asia Pacific, replacing Karen Tan
Tom Keenan appointed BlackRock's head of private bank and wealth distribution for Asia ex-Japan, following exit of Tan-Yuan Kueh,
Michael Christo, UBS Wealth Management's head of the portfolio specialist team in Hong Kong, appointed desk head for Hong Kong domestic Kowloon team, effective 1 January 2017.
Amanda ChenNomura Wealth Management’s Asia deputy head, Amanda Chen, steps down
Vicky Lin, StanChart's head of Taiwan, private banking, to exit
DECEMBEREFG names Lee Chang Tze as deputy CEO and co-head of private banking in Singapore
Dominic Lane resigns from HSBC Private Bank, where he was Singapore head of international markets
Wing Lung loses head of private banking and wealth management, Joseph Tam
Vinay-Gandhi1-1-184Wx150HVinay Gandhi, UBS Wealth Management’s South East Asia regional market manager (RMM) for the ultra high net worth (UHNW) segment, resigns from bank; UBS WM rejigs reporting lines
StanChart Private Bank’s head of investment advisory for Southeast Asia, Mario Christoph Becker, exits

 

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