Coutts beefs up to target growing rich in region

Rory Tapner, the chief executive of Coutts, says the British private bank will focus on markets that offer profitable and high growth potential. Photo: Dickson Lee

Coutts, a British private bank which during its 321 years of history has served Charles Dickens and Frederic Chopin, plans to boost its workforce in Asia to capture the growing number of millionaires.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 5:09am 1 comment

Coutts staff get packing for charity

Coutts staff put the gift boxes together in their lunch breaks.

What goes best with a business suit and a briefcase at this time of year? A toy for a child that may never have received a Christmas present before.

30 Dec 2012 - 7:22am

career tracker

Jeffrey Bernier, managing director - Asia-Pacific, Delta Air Lines

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Family forum key to success

Successful entrepreneurs and high-net-worth investors generally take tough meetings and strategic decisions in their stride.

Often, though, there is a marked reluctance to do just that when the issues at hand relate to succession planning - passing on wealth, investments and, possibly, control of the business to members of the next generation.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

career tracker

Chew Soon Gek, head of strategy and economic research Asia-Pacific for private banking, Credit Suisse

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

On the Move

Frank Trampert Managing director, Asia-Pacific Wyndham Hotel

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

career tracker

James Dubow, managing director and co-head of Asia, Alvarez & Marsal

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Coutts finds giving comes naturally

Philanthropy is in the genes at Coutts, so joining hands with Operation Santa Claus to help the local community was a natural step for the private banking company.

But its ties to the annual fund-raising campaign have expanded, as the company's employees have formed bonds with Operation Santa charities that go beyond the bank's involvement.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Competition hots up for high-calibre staff

Private banks in Hong Kong will have problems this year, but they look like being the kind every organisation wants. Forecasts of a robust economy point to higher levels of personal investment, meaning that one of the biggest challenges will be to recruit enough high-calibre staff to maintain expansion and support new services.

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Investment bank seeks new talent

As part of an ambitious plan to double the size of its Asia business within the next three years, RBS Coutts intends to take on an additional 200 employees over the same period.

4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

on the move

Trevor Dick, partner - fraud investigation and dispute services, Ernst & Young

Dick joins Ernst & Young's fraud investigation and dispute services team, overseeing the delivery of dispute services throughout Far East Asia. He specialises in forensic accounting and litigation support.

Nick Cringle, co-chief investment officer, RBS Coutts

13 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Making strides towards a work/life balance

For most stressed-out office plebs, it's always an uphill battle to get some work/life balance. For those who took part in the inaugural Victoria to Peak Challenge on National Day morning, it was also an uphill battle running the 10 kilometre course from Central's Star Ferry terminal.

5 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


Gaurav Ahuja

Head, debt advisory services KPMG


Mr Ahuja, previously based in Melbourne, brings more than 10 years of experience specialising in providing capital structuring, debt financing and credit advice to corporate clients and large-scale infrastructure transactions.

Nick Pollard

17 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

The business of charity in tough times

Philanthropy at RBS Coutts

Even amid this financial crisis, RBS Coutts, a British bank that has served the rich and the famous, believes tycoons in Hong Kong are still willing to give to charity.

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Coutts favours Europe over Asian assets

Investors looking to maximise their returns this year should steer clear of Asian assets and put their money in Europe, according to British-based global private banking group Coutts.

Coutts executives told a seminar in Hong Kong there was still too much uncertainty about the region to make it a good buy even after the heavy plunge in Asian share prices in the past year.

13 Mar 1998 - 12:00am