AIA, Multrees Investor Services, Saffery Champness, Carmignac, Pictet Wealth Management, Zurich


AIA Singapore

AIA Singapore has appointed Damien Tan as the new Managing Director of AIA Financial Advisers (AIA FA) effective September 1, 2021.

A seasoned industry professional, Damien has over 23 years of experience in all areas of distribution and strategy and will be responsible for managing the continued development and growth of AIA FA. Damien succeeds Delon Choo, who is called upon to lead as Chief Agency Officer of AIA Singapore.

Damien’s appointment will allow AIA FA to continue leveraging technology and digitization to further transform AIA FA’s business, driving innovation to create more valuable experiences for customers and providing them with a greater accessibility to professional and quality financial advice.

Wong Sze Keed, CEO of AIA Singapore, said: “With his vast experience in all areas of distribution, Damien has shown remarkable leadership in delivering results for both our customers and our business. business. I have no doubts that Damien will be a driving force in the continued development of AIA FA to a whole new level and I look forward to working alongside him as he assumes this role. “

Damien first joined AIA Singapore in 1996 where he spent more than a decade and assumed the role of Head of Agency Management Support for AIA Singapore in 2010. Since then he has held several senior positions. management in the distribution function, responsible for business development. , operations, strategy and impact. Most recently, Damien was responsible for the related distribution strategy for AIA Singapore.

Multrees Investor Services

Multrees Investor Services market leader in investment administration, technology and custody, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Bill vassilieff on the board of directors as a non-executive director.

Vasilieff joins Multrees from UK platform Novia Financial where, as Founder and CEO, he successfully led the platform towards profitability and selling to a private equity investor. Bill also led the Novia team in building a retail and institutional platform for Aegon, as well as launching a successful multi-currency offshore platform Novia Global, where he remains President. Before Novia, he was one of the founders of the Old Mutual Selestia platform.

Champness Security

Champness Security Registered Trustees appointed former executives of Credit Suisse Stefan Aegerter and Tim parkinson as Account Managers in its Zurich office.

Aegerter was previously at Credit Suisse Trust, where he was responsible for trust and succession advice for the international wealth management and branches of the Swiss Universal Bank.

Parkinson is an expert in wealth structuring, particularly in advice on structuring financial and non-financial assets. He has also assisted family offices and very wealthy international clients. Although his clientele is predominantly international, he has a particular focus on assisting clients based or with assets in Russia and the wider CIS region.

Parkinson was previously head of trust and estate advice at Zurich-based Credit Suisse Trust AG, and also served as interim head of trust and estate advice in the Hong Kong office of Credit Suisse.


Carmignac named Abdelak Adjriou as manager of the Carmignac Portfolio Global Bond Fund. This global bond fund invests in interest rate, credit and currency strategies across the world and implements a conviction approach in all market conditions.

Adjriou joined Carmignac in Paris yesterday.

Prior to that, Adjriou worked at American Century Investment, where he launched a total return strategy in emerging markets.

Pictet wealth management

Former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Robert suss is to become general manager of Pictet Wealth Management France, from September 6, 2021.

He will succeed Heinrich Adami, who will retire at the end of the year after joining the firm in 1997 as Managing Director and Head of the Private Client Office in London.


Zurich Group promoted Paul mantero to the Group Strategy Director, as of January 1, 2022.

Previously, he was CFO of the international insurer for commercial insurance.

He will succeed Giovanni Giuliani, who will become Managing Director of Zurich Italy.


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