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HSBC hires a brace of private bankers

The two senior executives join the investments and wealth solutions unit.
Wei Mei Tan HSBC
Wei Mei Tan, HSBC Global Private Banking

Wei Mei Tan has been hired as global and Asia head of advisory, investments and wealth solutions, and Michael Wong has joined as the regional head of ultra high net worth (UHNW) solutions group, investments and wealth solutions, Asia Pacific, according to a statement by HSBC.

Both report to Stefan Lecher, regional head of investments and wealth solutions of the bank.

“Having unified advisory services and unique UHNW propositions is of critical importance to the success of our Asian wealth strategy,” said Lecher.

Tan is based in Singapore and is responsible for “advancing the advisory offerings and platforms” globally and in Asia covering all client segments.

She has 20 years of experience across private banking, investment banking, asset management and fintech, and worked at Endowus, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and UBS.

Located in Hong Kong, Wong is responsible for designing products and providing investment and financing advice for UHNW and family offices in Asia Pacific. He also has two decades of industry experience and was a part of the global family office team at UBS prior to joining HSBC.

Pinebridge hire

Meanwhile, Pinebridge Investments, a private, global asset manager focused on active, high-conviction investing, has hired Nicolas Kopitsis as head of wealth management for Asia.

Based in Singapore, Kopitsis will focus on increasing awareness and distribution of Pinebridge’s investment capabilities to private banks and distribution platforms in the region, according to a statement by the firm.

Kopitsis has two decades of asset management experience, most recently as head of intermediary distribution Asia ex-Japan for BNY Mellon in Singapore.

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