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July 6, 2021

Barclays appoints head of private bank in Singapore

By Patrick Brusnahan

Barclays Private Bank has hired Evonne Tan as head of Barclays Private Bank, Singapore.

In her new role, Tan will build the collaboration between the private bank and the corporate and investment arm in Singapore.

Furthermore, she will bring enhanced, tailored investment propositions to clients and provide them access to products that UHNWIs need.

Tan will report to James Penny, head of Asia, Private Bank (exc India).

She joins from UBS Singapore where she was a market team head responsible for running the UNHW Singapore business.

Jean-Christophe Gerard, CEO, Barclays Private Bank, said: “Singapore serves as a strategically important location for Barclays in Asia Pacific, especially Southeast Asia where we have a robust client base supported by our core platforms which generate regional and global business growth. By further strengthening our presence here, we see this appointment as a great opportunity for us to serve UHNWIs and Family Offices, connecting them to our expertise and capabilities in one of the fastest growing wealth management locations globally.”

Jaideep Khanna, head of Barclays APAC, added: “We have been a prominent Corporate and Investment Bank in the region for over 50 years, with a strong Private Bank presence in India. Enhancing access to our Private Bank capabilities in Singapore aligns to our existing strategy of delivering the entire bank to our clients.”

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