Standard Chartered hires more than 50 bankers for Greater China and North Asia Private Banking team

Standard Chartered hires more than 50 bankers for Greater China and North Asia Private Banking team

Standard Chartered Private Bank today announced a series of strategic appointments, further enhancing its client coverage across the Greater China & North Asia (GCNA) region. This brings the total number of experienced bankers and advisors it has hired since Q4 2016 to over 50.

Jack Wu and Pauline Ko join the Bank in the capacity of Managing Directors, Market Heads and are based in Hong Kong. Both will report to Vivian Chan, Regional Head, Private Banking, GCNA.

Jack is a veteran private banker, who brings to the Bank over 27 years of private and commercial banking experience from global financial institutions including UBS, Credit Suisse and HSBC. Prior to the appointment, he was Managing Director and Team Head for Greater China at HSBC Private Bank.

Pauline was most recently Managing Director, Group Head of Greater China at Deutsche Bank. With a deep understanding of the Greater China markets and expertise in investment management, she has held a number of leadership roles in other global banking institutions over the last 22 years, including Merrill Lynch and Julius Baer.

Other leadership roles added to the Private Banking team include Pitman Lau, Managing Director and Team Leader, who joins the Bank from BNP Paribas, and Reggie Cheung, Executive Director and Team Leader, who was most recently with
HSBC. The regional front office team is further boosted with ten additional relationship managers (RMs), including Bell Wong and Fredric Leung, both appointed as Executive Directors.

In addition, the Bank’s Investment Advisory team is also strengthened with the appointments of Chris Tang, Kwok-On Fung and Chris Tong, as Executive Directors, Investment Advisory.

Commenting on these appointments, Didier von Daeniken, Global Head of Private Banking & Wealth Management, said: “Standard Chartered is investing in growing our Private Banking business, and we are seeing significant momentum in attracting senior industry practitioners. Enhancing our regional client coverage through these senior hires remains a focus for the Private Bank. We have deep client relationships globally, and are confident that our new colleagues will further raise the bar in offering our clients expert advice and bespoke wealth management solutions across the Bank’s footprint.”

This is the latest round of hires in Standard Chartered’s commitment to raise the bench strength of its Private Banking team, following the appointments of Harry Lai, Phoebe Chow, Teddy Kwong, Peter Lam, James Ling, Kenny Choy and Kenny Wan, among others, in the first half of 2017.

The Private Bank also announced in April a partnership with Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm, and INSEAD, a leading business school, to create a bespoke training programme for its front-line staff globally to enable them to deliver a higher level of service and advice to its clients.

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