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November 10, 2021

Barclays strengthens Singapore private banking arm with new appointments

By Verdict Staff

Barclays has strengthened its private banking division in Singapore with the appointment of three senior executives.

The bank has named Adrian Khoo as head of Strategic Client Coverage, Jaime Huang as a private banker, and Ken Sze as head of Investments for Asia.

Khoo, as Strategic Client Coverage head, will work to provide coverage for the Barclays Private Bank’s important strategic clients in Singapore with a focus on partnership with Corporate and Investment Bank.

He will also help the bank accelerate its Asian growth strategy.

Khoo joins Barclays from Julius Baer & Co where he worked as senior relationship manager for South East Asia (SEA), serving ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) and family office clients.

Prior to that, he served in key roles in BNP Paribas Wealth Management, Asia Capital & Advisors, Goldman Sachs and Macquarie Bank.

Huang, who has over 18 years of experience in private banking and investment advisory segments, was hired by Barclays to expand its private bank business in Asia.

Joining the firm from the Bank of Singapore, he worked as a director in charge of advising UHNW and family office clients in South East Asia and China.

Jaime previously worked at Citigroup, HSBC and ABN-AMRO.

As head of Investments for Asia, Sze will oversee the investments business in the Singapore office.

He will also collaborate with private bankers to develop investment opportunities for the UHNW and family office client base.

Sze previously worked as global head of the Funds and ETFs business and senior member of Barclays Private Bank Global Investments team.

These latest hires follows the appointment of Evonne Tan as head of Barclays Private Bank in Singapore, in July.

Recently, Barclays CEO Jes Staley stepped down from his role after a controversy over his relationship with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The bank replaced Staley with trading chief CS Venkatakrishnan as the new group chief executive and as a director of the bank.

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