Bank of Singapore, the private banking arm of OCBC Bank, has poached Joanna Ho from HSBC Private Banking to serve as the head of wealth planning for its Greater China and North Asia operations.

Ho was the head of wealth planning, Asia Pacific, Private Wealth Solutions, at HSBC.

She primarily worked with Greater China clients at HSBC, providing wealth structuring strategies such as trust and insurance solutions.

In the newly-created position, Ho will report to the head of Product Management Group Hong Kong Angel Wu and global head of Lending Products, Credit Structuring and Wealth Planning Tariq Saleim.

Ho’s remit at Bank of Singapore includes driving the expansion of wealth planning, family office, trust, succession and insurance services in addition to offering holistic solutions and advisory to Greater China and North Asia clients.

The 20-year financial services veteran will now operate out of Hong Kong.

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Bank of Singapore global market head for Greater China and North Asia Derrick Tan said: “We are pleased to welcome Joanna to the Bank of Singapore family.

“Her wealth of experience and in-depth understanding of the needs of wealthy families in Greater China is a great addition to our team as we continue to provide holistic wealth management services and solutions to our growing pool of clients in the region.”

Last year, Bank of Singapore appointed Kelvin Teo as the head of bespoke investments for Greater China and North Asia.