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Private Banking

DBS buys private banking business of Societe Generale in Singapore and Hong Kong

DBS, Southeast Asia's largest bank, is paying US$220 million for the private banking business of Societe Generale in Singapore and Hong Kong and selected parts of the French bank's trust business in a trend that has seen Western banks unload their private banking operatio

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014, 1:10am

'China's rich always ask how to keep wealth in the family', reveals Ariane de Rothschild

Ariane de Rothschild, who ranks second only to her husband, Benjamin, at the legendary financial dynasty's Edmond de Rothschild Group, says rich Chinese friends and clients ask her the same question whenever she visits the mainland: how can you keep your family wealth for generation after generation? And how has the Rothschild family done that for centuries?

2 Dec 2013 - 11:22am 18 comments

Julius Bär eyes Asian clients after Bank of America Merrill Lynch acquisition

Julius Bär expects to report a loss this year in the wake of the deal in August last year. Positive returns would start to kick in next year, as the integration of the businesses picks up steam, chief executive Boris Collardi said.

31 May 2013 - 4:41am

China's wealthy take 2.8tr yuan overseas - and it's expected to double

China’s top affluent citizens sent 2.8 trillion yuan (HK$2.5 trillion) overseas in 2011, about 3 per cent of the nation's gross domestic product that year, said a report by the Boston Consulting Group and China Construction Bank.

12 Mar 2013 - 12:00pm 4 comments

Credit Suisse targets the richest of the rich in Asia

Global private banks always chase wealthy clients, but Credit Suisse has narrowed its quarry further - to the richest of Asia's rich.

22 Nov 2012 - 3:41am

Asian banks win as rich seek safety

When the world's richest people want to manage and grow their wealth, they now consider safety of assets, not investment return, as the top priority, following the 2008 global financial crisis that originated on Wall Street.

15 Nov 2012 - 5:02am

BOC branches into private banking

While investment banks across the town are laying off staff, Bank of China (Hong Kong) is on a hiring spree for its newly launched private banking business.

The lender, one of the largest retail banks in the city, yesterday announced the launch of private banking services for customers with at least US$2 million to invest.

8 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Morgan Stanley lays off private bankers

Morgan Stanley this week laid off several private bankers, including one vice-president and some associates and analysts.

The bank joins several of its peers in Hong Kong that have been firing private bankers, in a year marked by weak markets, dwindling client appetite for investment and trading, and intense competition.

8 Nov 2012 - 4:36pm

Swiss bank Pictet & Cie opens branch in Hong Kong as part of Asian expansion

Pictet & Cie of Switzerland, the world's 11th-largest private bank in terms of assets under management, has set up a branch in Hong Kong to foster its expansion into Asia.

The bank has been operating in Hong Kong for 26 years as an investment company and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission.

22 Oct 2012 - 4:47am

Eyes on pioneering private bankers

Amid the overcast economic outlook, Hong Kong appears to be a bright light beckoning a host of financial companies, all vying for continuing growth.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am