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UBS Makes Top-Level Appointments In Asia-Pacific

Tom Burroughes Group Editor 19 September 2013

UBS Makes Top-Level Appointments In Asia-Pacific

The Swiss banking group has made senior appointments in the Asia-Pacific region.

UBS’s wealth management arm in the Asia-Pacific region has appointed LH Koh as country team head for a Chinese country group, reporting to Francis Liu, who is regional market manager for China, this publication has learned.

Bryan Crawford will take over from Koh as the head of institutional solutions group for APAC. Crawford will report to Amy Lo, head of UHNW APAC and Gianluca Gera, global head of ISG. Both appointments will be effective 1 October 2013.

Koh brings with him more than 20 years experience in investment banking, 15 years of which covering the China market and specifically private enterprises.

He joined UBS in 2010 as the head of corporate advisory group APAC and has been instrumental first in the build up of CAG APAC and since last year, the expansion of the team's mandate with the launch of ISG in the region.

It is understood that more announcements about Koh and his team are expected shortly.

Crawford joins from IBD London where he was the global head of GFO Advisory since early 2012. In this role, he was responsible for delivering direct corporate client solutions coverage to wealth managers’ most important family office clients.

He began his career in investment banking in 1990, initially at Goldman Sachs and then at JPMorgan for 18 years. In addition to running JPMorgan's technology investment banking team, Bryan founded and led a joint venture between JPMorgan's private and investment banks to deliver corporate finance services to entrepreneurs and family offices. He will initially be based in London and relocate to Hong Kong later this year.

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