UBS adds to its wealth management team across countries and specifically in the ultra-high-net-worth division. Senior hires include Alun Branigan as head of corporate advisory.
The bank appoints Francesco de Ferrari as market area head of private banking for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Meanwhile, Julius Baer appoints Peter Siber as chief risk officer for Asia and the Middle East.
Union Bancaire Privée, Lombard Odier, and Pictet hire new Asia heads as the competition for both talent and clients in the industry continues to intensify.
Barclays Capital strengthens its equities distribution capabilities in the region by adding veteran banker Adrian Valenzuela.
Demand for gold touched an all-time high of $150 billion last year, buoyed by gold jewellery purchases in India and investment demand in China.
Henry Chen and Alex Emery are promoted to co-head the private equity fund's Asia-Pacific business.