Singapore Breakfast Briefing- The External Asset Management Industry in Asia: A Tale Of Two Cities?


The launch of new research from WealthBriefingAsia and UBS casting fresh light on the vibrant external asset manager market in Asia will be marked by a series of high profile events in the region.

We are holding two events Hong Kong on 2nd June and Singapore on 9th June where industry experts, including senior managers from UBS and the report’s authors will share the findings of this insightful research. They will also answer your questions concerning the future and structure of the Asian wealth management market.

The Independent Asset Management landscape in Asia is currently dominated by Two Cities – Hong Kong and Singapore – but according to the new research the focus of wealth management is set to quickly expand to other regional centres such as Thailand, The Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Save the date and register now for this must attend event for everyone interested in the future of wealth management for the Independent Asset Manager segment in Asia.

On 2nd June the Hong Kong breakfast briefing will be hosted at the Pool Room at the Grand Hyatt and the Singapore breakfast briefing will be hosted on 9th June at the Westin Hotel, Marina View.

We very much look forward to seeing you there to discuss the future of Asian wealth management and the findings of this new ground-breaking research.


08.15 – 09.00 Registration and Refreshments

09.00 – 09.15 Presentation of Research Findings

09.15 – 10.30 Panel Discussion and Q&A

10.30 -11.00 Networking


Date and Time

Date: Thursday 9th June • 2016
Time: 8:15 am – 11:00 am


The Westin, Marina View, Asia Square Tower

Address: 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore, 018961, Singapore


Anthonia Hui

Chief Executive Officer

AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd

Anthonia has achieved great success and recognition in the international private wealth management arena with her exceptional drive, determination and perseverance. Ms. Hui is the co-founder of AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd, a specialty firm that provides independent wealth advisory, fund management and multi-family office services. She co-founded the Association of Independent Asset Managers (AIAM) in Singapore to support Singapore’s drive to be a leading global wealth management center. She was involved in setting up and is currently an active member of the Advisory Committee for Financial Industry Competency Standards of The Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore, which sets benchmarks for professional achievement in the wealth management industry.

Bruce Weatherill


ClearView Financial Media

Bruce is a Chartered Accountant with over 37 years financial services experience, previously a partner in PwC, latterly as global leader of their wealth management practice and the key driver of their bi-annual Wealth Management Report.

Bruce is now CEO of Weatherill Consulting providing advice on client centricity and wider strategic matters to wealth managers. He is the author of The Value of Trust: the quest by Wealth Managers for Trusted Advisor status and a number of other thought leadership reports.

Bruce is chairman of ClearView Financial Media and a non-executive of a number of companies including Fidelity Holdings UK, The Wisdom Council, ComPeer and JDX Consulting.

Reto Marx

Regional Head, Global FIM Asia-Pacific

UBS Wealth Management

Reto Marx is the Regional Head of UBS & WM's Global Financial Intermediary business (FIM) for the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) (since 2010) and Member of the IPS Customized Advisory Executive Committee.

He has spent over 16 years in Asia (based in Singapore) and held various Senior Management roles prior to joining UBS:

Branch Managing Director & Head South-East Asia at Bank Sarasin-Rabo (Asia) Ltd (2008-2010), Member of the Executive

Board & Board of Director of Sarasin-Rabo Nominees (S) Pte Ltd

Head International Wealth Management & Market Leader Australasia at Credit Suisse (2000-2008)

Member of the Asia-Pacific Executive Committee & Portal Advisory Board at Credit Suisse (2004-2008)

Stefano Veri

Group Managing Director, Head Global Financial Intermediaries

UBS Wealth Management

Stefano started his career at UBS in 1981. Having served as a client advisor for corporate and wealth management clients in Switzerland and New York he has also covered a wide range of line management position in several areas of wealth management. Stefano was head of HNW and UHNWI business for Italy International before being appointed head of the firm’s UHNWI business for the global established markets in Switzerland. Prior to his current role which started in 2015, Stefano led Wealth Management Europe International (i.e. the European cross-border business out of Switzerland and Singapore). He was appointed group managing director in 2014.

Urs Brutsch

Managing Partner & Founder

HP Wealth Management

Urs founded HP Wealth Management in 2009 after three decades in various banks. He arrived in Asia in 1986 for Credit Suisse and was instrumental in building its private banking business in southeast Asia. In 1999 he moved to ABN AMRO as the head of private banking for Asia Pacific, and again built out the franchise before moving to Clariden to widen its footprint in Asia. Having been involved in building three private banks in Asia he felt that it was time to build a business which truly reflects what private banking should be all about: relationships, not products. Urs is a co-founder of the Association of Independent Asset Managers, Singapore (AIAM).

Wendy Spires

Head of Research

ClearView Financial Media

Wendy Spires heads up research at both WealthBriefing and, the online matching service for HNWIs. Wendy has been a wealth management journalist and research writer for almost decade. She has written a huge array of research reports on issues affecting the industry, including client experience, branding and marketing, client due diligence, onboarding and risk-profiling methodologies, and is known as a specialist in technology and operations trends. Having developed in-depth knowledge of many international wealth management markets and the strategic challenges different types of firms face, Wendy regularly speaks at and chairs high-profile conferences both in the UK and abroad.