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EFG Bulks Up In Singapore, Southeast Asia

Tom Burroughes, Group Editor, 20 November 2019


The firm has added a raft of CROs and other staff to operations in Singapore.

EFG in Singapore has added a total of eight people to its team, several of whom are in senior positions, this publication can report today.

"The acquisition of talent will continue to be a priority for us as we expand the business," Oliver Balmelli, deputy chief executive and head of private banking, said.

(Last week, EFG International, the parent group listed in Zurich, reported earnings and reshuffled part of its organisation.)

Brandon Wong joins as a senior investment counsellor. He brings 13 years of banking experience to the role, including nine years as an investment counsellor at BNP Paribas Wealth Management. Wong will report to Ashish Dikshit, head of investment counselling.

Grace Wong, senior vice president, joins its Greater China team as a client relationship officer. She will report to Kimmis Pun, team head for Greater China. She has more than 20 years of industry experience, including nine years in private banking. She was previously director of the Taiwan Team at BNP Wealth Management.

Whilton Leo is named as a CRO with the rank of Managing Director. He brings with him more than 20 years of wealth management experience, including a decade in private banking.

He previously served as a senior director for client advisory at Bank J Safra Sarasin. Leo will report to Jennie Hananto, head of the Southeast Asia team focusing on the Indonesia market.

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