Financial & FinTech

The BritCham Financial and FinTech Business Group covers some of Singapore's leading financial market sectors where a high level of major and niche British institutions and financial firms occupy strong and influential market positions. Its aim is to significantly expand BritCham membership at both the corporate and individual level by raising the standard of and focusing the networking and promotional opportunities within both the financial services and thriving fintech sector and to the rest of the BritCham business groups and membership.

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Ashley Jones
The Fry Group
 
Ashley joined The Fry Group in August 2010 and has five years experience in the financial services industry. Ashley is licensed to provide financial advice in Singapore and in addition to the appropriate Singapore qualifications, he has completed the Certificate in Financial Planning issued by the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK.

He is currently studying for the Internationally recognised Certified Financial Planner (CFP) qualification.
Co-chair
Sunil Iyer
The Iyer Practice
 
Sunil has 15 years of experience in providing financial services solutions to clients. He oversees private client services and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at PwC’s Financial Services practice and at Deutsche Bank. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Trust and Estate Practitioner.
 
Group Representative
Nick Barlow
KPMG LLP
 
 
Group Representative
Benjamin Cherrington
M&G Investments (Singapore) Pte Ltd
 
Ben joined M&G in 2009 as a Partnerships Development Director dealing with the UK's Life Company, Platform and Advisory community. In this role he also covered the Middle East and Asia in association with the firm’s various International Life company partners.

Over the last 10 years Ben has occupied similar roles in Henderson Global Investors, New Star and Skandia, where he worked in the fund selection team. In 2013, Ben joined M&G Asia's Singapore office as the Head of Intermediary Channels, Asia Pacific, overseeing the group’s footprint across Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Dubai.

Ben has a BA in Business Studies, specialising in Finance from Bournemouth University.
 
Group Representative
Jie Chu
Collective Works Pte Ltd
 
Group Representative
James Gavin
Barclays Bank PLC
 
 
 
Group Representative
Paul Hedges
HSBC Bank
 
An experienced securities industry professional, Paul is a regular conference speaker, panelist and frequent contributor to the industry media. Based in Singapore since 2005, Paul is currently responsible for HSBC's APAC Securities & Cash Network Management & Market Intelligence function and Market Information and Analysis teams, covering Group businesses for Global Banking & Markets, Global Transaction Bank, Global Private Bank and Global Asset Management. Prior to this, Paul was the Asia Regional President of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Paul also has experience as COO of a boutique alternative investment firm after having been Regional Sub-Custody Product Head for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. where he was developing an Asia Pacific business from Singapore. Paul moved to Asia in 2003 as the Global Head, Securities Services with Standard Chartered Bank, where he was responsible for the end to end product and business segment, overall strategic direction, leadership and development of Asian Regional Securities Services, with its customer base extending to North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Paul spent his early career in a number of roles including Director, Worldwide Agent Network with Royal Trust / Royal Bank of Canada, Associate Director with Continental Bank N.A and a full range of international banking roles with Lloyds Bank PLC, London. Paul is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a main Board Director, he sits on the Membership and International Committees and was a Director of the Hong Kong Securities Institute in years 2003 and 2004. His personal interests include travel, languages, DIY, gardening, and music.
Group Representative
Raphael Jaggy
M&G Investments (Singapore) Pte Ltd
 
 
Group Representative
Mark Kelly
Lockton Companies (Singapore) Pte Ltd
 
Mark is an insurance industry expert specialising in employee benefits, with a particular focus on health, risk, and well-being. Since March 2016, he has been part of the leadership team for the Lockton Benefits Group in Asia. Lockton is the world’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firm.

Mark actively works with employers to understand the unique challenges they face when managing Health & Life insurance for their employees. Rising healthcare costs, wellness and employee engagement are frequent topics of discussion. As a former British National Cycling Champion, Mark knows a few things about keeping healthy to achieve peak performance.

He has been working in the Asia Pacific region for more than 7 years, with the last 5 years based in Singapore.
 
Group Representative
Andy Kerr
St. James’s Place
 
As a Partner of St. James’s Place Wealth Management based in Singapore, Andy is fully licensed to provide financial advice in all areas of financial planning for both individuals and businesses. His advice includes life insurance, wealth management, retirement planning, savings and investments.

Having moved to Singapore over 12 years ago, Andy is ideally placed to deal with the issues professionals commonly face whilst working overseas and managing their wealth.

Andy likes to balance his work life with his family, sport and generally keeping fit. He also spends time providing assistance within areas of interest which include organisations that foster improvements in communities, the environment, health and human rights.
 
Group Representative
Tim Klimcke
Robert Walters (Singapore) Limited
 
Group Representative
Paul Landless
Clifford Chance Pte Ltd
 
Paul Landless is a partner in our Singapore office who specialises in structured finance, derivatives and financial markets products, including securitisations, repackagings, structured notes, securities lending and repo. He leads the financial markets team in Singapore and South East Asia. He also has extensive experience in various types of structured transactions, including in relation to commodities trading, and he regularly advises on global and local financial market regulatory developments and financial market infrastructure. He is also a member of the firm's Brexit Markets Group and recently has been very active with FinTech developments in Singapore.

Paul has worked in our London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices and helps lead the FinTech Practice, ASEAN Focus Group, Philippines Focus Group.
 
 
Group Representative
Francesca McKee
British High Commission
 
Group Representative
Subhash Raghavendra
NashTech
 
Subhash Raghavendra is the Vice President for Asia at NashTech across both the Technology Innovation and Business Process Solutions service lines.

His primary responsibility is to lead a high-performing sales and solutions team to grow the Asian business for NashTech. Subhash holds the P&L responsibility for the region, including ownership of the Strategy, Sales and Marketing across all verticals.

He has worked in Business Development, Consulting and Advisory domains in the Asia-Pacific region for the majority of his career and has a deep understanding of consulting and technology combined with sound knowledge of the regional market.
 
Group Representative
Giorgio Rigotti
Bank Julius Baer & Co Ltd, Singapore
 
Giorgio is a Certified Wealth Management advisor and he is Executive Director at Bank Julius Baer on the international team. The team focuses on UHNWI Clients and Family Offices interested in Asian investment expertise, opportunities and solutions. Giorgio is based in Singapore since 2011 and has a strong experience in the financial sector with Wealth Planning background. Previously he worked for U.S and Swiss banks and was a teacher at AIAF (Italian Association of Financial Analysts) for courses related to Wealth Management.
 
Group Representative
Rhys Spencer
Tullett Prebon Information
 
Rhys Spencer has worked in the OTC derivatives markets in for the past 8 years. Initially at Thomson Reuters, Rhys joined Tullett Prebon Information (TPI) as Product Manager in 2010, and is now APAC Sales Director. Launching and licensing numerous pricing services across the region, Rhys specialises in Fixed Income, FX, Interest Rate, Equity and Energy Derivatives, and has represented TPI at industry events, presenting and taking part in various panel discussions. Rhys has a strong regulatory focus and aspires to play a small part in the further development of the Asian financial markets. During his time at Tullett Prebon Information Rhys attained the CFA designation, completed his first marathon and became a father of two.
 
Group Representative
Rebecca Thorpe
Bovill Limited
 
Rebecca has been helping financial services firms as a consultant for over 15 years across a wide range of conduct themes. After nearly 10 years with Bovill in London, she took on a new challenge to lead and build the Bovill Asia business based permanently in Singapore.

Her subject expertise embraces governance, client money, financial crime and conduct of business requirements – amongst others – across a spectrum of the industry from banking and fund management to fin tech. She continues to work closely with clients, manages the team and sits on the Bovill executive committee.

Group Representative
Leila Turner
UBS A.G.
 
 
 
Group Representative
Sai Chao Yong
United Overseas Bank (UOB)
 
Chao Yong has been with United Overseas Bank (Singapore) since 2007. He is currently with the Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) Advisory unit. His team specializes in engaging global and Asian companies to facilitate and charter their strategic investments into Southeast Asia. This is done through leveraging on UOB’s extensive franchise and strategic partnerships with government promotion agencies and professional service providers across the region to deliver end to end solutions to help companies to seize investment opportunities. His team’s market coverage includes Southeast Asia, Europe, Japan and Americas.

Before his current role, Chao Yong was a Senior Relationship Manager and was responsible for the initiation and formulation of account strategies to drive growth in revenue and assets. Chao Yong managed a diverse portfolio of clients from SMEs to global players, specializing in Commodities, Real Estate and Foreign Direct Investments. Prior to this, Chao Yong was with Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi-UFJ Ltd, handling a portfolio of Multinational Companies operating in Asia.

He graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration (with Merit), specializing in Finance in 2005.
Group Representative
Andrew Vine
The Insight Bureau Pte Ltd
 
Andrew is the Founder and Managing Director of The Insight Bureau Pte Ltd, a speaker bureau incorporated in 2006 in Singapore and the UK. He manages a global resource network of speakers, presenters and moderators who support conferences, client events and internal company briefings. Andrew has been resident in Asia since 1990 and has lived in Singapore since 1993. He was previously a regional director with The Economist Group for 13 years, based in Singapore where he ran the CEO peer group forum, developed Roundtables around the region and was responsible for its sponsorship business. He previously worked in Hong Kong, Australia, France and Canada. He was formerly an officer in the Royal Air Force. Andrew has been a member of BritCham since 1993 and has served on the Board for a total of seven years - two years as Vice President and on Exco, and has twice chaired the Membership Committee which he has been on for several years. He is a past President of The British Club. He holds an Economics degree from The University of Nottingham and is married to Aneetha with three children aged 19, 18, & 17.
 
Group Representative
Huw Wedlock
Old Mutual International
 
With a total of 17 years in the financial services sector, Huw has worked in the Old Mutual group for 14 years in various locations around the world. For the past four years he has been based in Singapore as Area Sales Manager for the ASEAN region. Huw is CII Diploma qualified and holds the CFA Investment Management Certificate.
 
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