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WEALTH MANAGEMENT | Cesar Tordesillas, Hong Kong

Barclays Wealth appoints head for Greater China unit

Barclays Wealth has appointed Januar Tjandra as Head of Greater China, to be based in Hong Kong, effective 5 December 2011.


Tjandra will assume overall responsibility for the Greater China coverage teams in Hong Kong.  He will continue to expand Barclays Wealth’s high net worth client base, while at the same time focus on ultra high net worth clients.

He is tasked to work closely with clients in this segment and help them better understand their financial personalities and catering to their complex needs with the range of bespoke solutions offered by Barclays Wealth in credit, derivatives, foreign exchange, portfolio management and trust structuring.

He reports to Pakorn Boonya-kurkul, Head of North Asia.

Tjandra joins Barclays Wealth from Goldman Sachs, where he has spent 15 years in various roles, including Co-Head of Hong Kong office and Head of Taiwan Desk. Most recently, he was focused on relationships with Taiwanese clients, and was responsible for their complex wealth management needs. 

Boonya-kurkul commented, 'Januar brings with him a great depth of experience and expertise in managing high net worth and ultra high net worth client relationships that require complex private and business wealth management solutions.  I am confident that he will be able to deliver the full value of the firm, including leveraging the investment banking capabilities of the Barclays Group, as we further expand the Greater China business'.

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