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Major Private Bank Makes Senior Hire In Singapore

Sandra Kilhof Reporter London 19 August 2013

Major Private Bank Makes Senior Hire In Singapore

Private banking firm, Bank J Safra Sarasin has hired Jeffrey Benjamin as managing director, client advisory at its Singapore office. Here, he will manage Asian high net worth clients with wealth management needs, while reporting to Eric Morin, chief executive officer, Singapore branch and Southeast Asia.

Benjamin joins Bank J Safra Sarasin from HSBC Private Bank (Suisse), Singapore, where he was a managing director and team head of international private wealth from early 2011.

With almost 20 years experience in private banking, Benjamin has worked at Investec Bank in London and Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse in Singapore, gaining experience with specialised opportunities, wealth management, sophisticated structured solutions across asset classes, co-investment opportunities and proprietary structures for ultra high net worth clients.

The hire comes within the same month of Bank J Safra Sarasin hiring Geraldine Low Ai Ping as managing director, client advisory in Singapore also. The wealth management firm has been making a string of senior hires after adopting its official new name in Asia in July, following the merger between the private banking unit of South American bank Safra Group and Switzerland's Bank Sarasin.


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