Chew Soon Gek, head of strategy and economic research Asia-Pacific for private banking, Credit Suisse
In her new role, Chew is responsible for Credit Suisse's cross asset class portfolio strategy and macroeconomic research in Asia-Pacific. '[Chew] will strengthen our thought leadership capabilities and allow us to meet the new challenges of the rapidly changing business environment in this high-growth region,' says Fan Cheuk Wan, head of research Asia-Pacific for private banking.
Kum Soek Ching, head of Southeast Asia equity research, Credit Suisse
Singapore-based Kum rejoins Credit Suisse and reports to Chew Soon Gek, Credit Suisse's head of strategy and economic research Asia-Pacific for private banking. Kum leads the Southeast Asia equity research unit covering the Asean markets. She has 18 years' experience in fund management, research and advisory in the Asia-Pacific and Australasia markets. She is a chartered financial analyst with a bachelor of business in financial analysis from Nanyang Technological University.
Timon Tam, managing director and head of investment consulting - North Asia, Bank Sarasin
Tam is an accomplished industry veteran, with 25 years in private banking. He has a proven track record in advising ultra-high net worth individuals across North and Southeast Asia. 'We are delighted to welcome [Tam] to the team. He has exceptional experience and expertise across the region, with a strong track record in China, further strengthening our investment consulting team,' says Enid Yip, chief executive officer, Asia. Tam joins Sarasin from China Construction Bank Private Banking, where he established an investment advisory and product platform, and provided training and advisory to mainland clients. Tam, who is a Hong Kong citizen and resident, gained a degree in economics from the University of Hong Kong in 1986.
Ranjit Khanna, head of South Asia, Coutts
Based in Singapore, Khanna will lead teams of private bankers responsible for high net worth clients in Singapore and Southeast Asia. He also retains leadership and responsibility for Coutts' global non-resident Indian business. Khanna has more than 20 years' banking experience. 'We have an ambitious growth agenda for this region, and... we want to ensure that our commitment to this region is reflected in a strong governance and leadership structure,' says Alex Classen, CEO, Coutts International.