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London Firm Targets Asia-Pacific UHNWs With Key Hire

Sandra Kilhof, Reporter, London, 26 February 2014

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Church House Investment Management has hired Angelina Yap as client director (Asia-Pacific) as the firm targets ultra-high net worth investors settling in London from the Asia-Pacific region.

Church House Investment Management is bolstering its client team with the hire of Angelina Yap as client director (Asia-Pacific) as the firm looks to target ultra-high net worth investors settling in London from the Asia-Pacific region.

Yap will be based in Church House’s London office and responsible for developing business among Asian clients, particularly those coming to the UK under the Tier 1 Investor Visa programme, the firm said in a statement. The role is newly created by the firm, which is looking to attract more of these types of investors as part of its new strategy, explained director James Johnsen when WealthBriefing contacted him.

Yap comes from Singapore and speaks fluent Chinese. She trained as a private banker with Merrill Lynch in New York and has previously worked for RBC, Standard Chartered and HSBC. Since moving to London, Yap has developed wealth management business among the high net worth Asian community and, latterly, has gained expertise and knowledge of Chinese families wishing to emigrate to the UK under the Tier 1 Investor Visa programme, as regulated by the UK Border Agency, an executive agency of the Home Office.

Church House Investment Management manages portfolios for wealthy individuals, trusts, pension funds and family groups and as of 31 December 2013, had about £600 million ($1.002 billion) in assets under management. 

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