Barclays appoints 12 new directors in Singapore, Hong Kong
Barclays Wealth made 12 director-level senior appointments for the private banking business in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Didier von Daeniken, chief executive of Barclays Wealth Asia-Pacific, says, “I am pleased to see that Barclays Wealth in Asia is a melting pot of experienced and talented professionals as we continue to hire senior bankers, capturing growth in our key target markets in Asia. Concurrently, we continue to add depth to our advisory and investment solutions capabilities, reinforcing our commitment to providing best-in-class advice to our ultra high and high net worth clients.”
There were nine new appointments in Singapore, including Benjamin Yeo as director, head of research, economics and strategy, Asia. He was previously from Bank of Singapore, where he was head of equity research.
Eddie Tan and Lim Ming How were appointed directors, private banker, Singapore/Malaysia Team. Tan was previously with JPMorgan Private Bank where she served ultra high net worth clients while Lim came from Credit Suisse Private Bank.
Kirk Tan was hired as director, credit structuring, responsible for structuring credit solutions for ultra high and high net worth clients. He joined from Citi Private Bank, where he was responsible for credit risk management as well as credit product program development.
Also in Singapore, Amrit Uppal, Nakul Beri and Mustafa Mahmood were appointed directors, private banker, South Asia. Uppal joined from Credit Suisse in UK while Beri came from Barclays Wealth in India. Mahmood was previously director, private investor product group at Goldman Sachs in Singapore.
Sara Mi was named director, active advisory, Southeast Asia, responsible for providing investment-themed advisory solutions as well as short-term, tactical trade ideas across various asset classes to ultra high and high net worth clients across Southeast Asia. She joined from HSBC Private Bank, where she worked in a similar capacity.
Another Singapore appointee was Michelle Le Herissier who is now director, head of Barclays Wealth Trustees (Singapore) Limited. She was previously with Cititrust in Singapore. In this new position, she will play a key role in Barclays Wealth’s trust company offering.
In Hong Kong, new appointments include Barbara Yenson, coming from RBS Coutts, named director, private banker, while Sonia Lee, previously from Natixis Asia, was appointed director, active advisory, North Asia, responsible for providing investment-themed advisory solutions as well as short-term, tactical trade ideas across various asset classes to ultra high and high net worth clients across Greater China.
Joanna Ho was tapped as director, head of wealth advisory, North Asia, to oversee the provision of trust structuring and wealth advisory services to ultra high and high net worth clients in North Asia. She joined from HSBC Private Bank, where she was responsible for wealth structuring solutions for high net worth individuals in Greater China.