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RBS Coutts Names Head Of New Advisory Unit In Asia, Makes Other Key Hires

Tom Burroughes Group Editor 13 April 2011

RBS Coutts Names Head Of New  Advisory Unit In Asia, Makes Other Key Hires

RBS Coutts, the international private banking arm of Royal Bank of Scotland which aims to double assets under management over the next few years, has appointed the head of its newly created advisory group for family businesses and related matters in Asia.

RBS Coutts, the international private banking arm of Royal Bank of Scotland which aims to double assets under management over the next few years, has appointed the head of its newly created advisory group for family businesses and related matters in Asia.

Dr Roger Low has been named as head of the Coutts Institute in Asia. The Coutts Institute assists and advises clients on family business, philanthropy and next-generation matters.

Dr Low has spent close to 20 years working in family businesses. Prior to joining Coutts, he taught Family Business and Entrepreneurial Management at the Singapore Management University.

Belinda Lee, meanwhile, has joined the bank as head of strategy, Asia, based in Hong Kong. She was previously head of strategy, Asia Pacific at UBS, having spent five years in the group strategy function. Lee had previous stints in investment banking and private equity where she was responsible for evaluating and executing investments across Asia.

Bradley Tyson has recently been appointed the bank’s head of Change, Asia, based in Singapore. The Change team plays a key role in delivering complex change initiatives across the organisation. He joined the bank from ANZ Bank where he spent over 14 years in a variety of senior roles in business and sales management in the bank’s private, personal and affluent banking businesses.

“The trio of appointments underline our continuing focus to take the Asia business to the next level and deliver on our growth agenda,” said Nick Pollard, CEO, RBS Coutts Asia.

“The establishment of the Coutts Institute in Asia adds a new dimension to our holistic suite of services. It enhances our capability to assist clients in areas like family business, philanthropy and next generation planning,” Mr Pollard added. “These issues will increasingly come under the spotlight as Asia undergoes one of the largest inter-generational wealth transfers in memory over the next decade.”

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