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Angelina Yap

Location

London

Sector/s

Banking, Business Services, Financial Services, Marketing, NGO, Not for Profit / Charity

About Angelina

A highly experienced international Asian banker and a Chinese market pioneer with a successful track record in the development and implementation of Asian business and marketing strategies for HNW private and institutional (financial and corporate) clients. A leading industry practitioner in offshore wealth management and private banking with broad international banking and marketing experience at top U.S., U.K. and Swiss financial institutions for over 20 years.

Performed controlled and governance functions for over twenty five years in the financial and banking sector as an FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) approved person with a controlled function for 12 years in the UK, as well as FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, formerly NASD – National Association of Securities Dealers) registered and approved person for 15 years in the U.S.; Solid understanding of UK financial regulations, investment risk management and oversight.
Proxy board experience as a senior member of risk and investment committees at HSBC and Standard Chartered, with direct reporting lines to CEOs.

Well-established intermediary network in London, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Strong proponent of ESG forming a key component of any portfolio investment strategy, which also includes marine conservation. Active volunteer with British Red Cross and Marine Conservation Society.

My international banking experience, foreign language skills and multicultural heritage makes me uniquely qualified to be a key member on and contributor to boards that are looking to embed diversity and inclusion and build successful international business and marketing strategies.

A Chartered Member (MCSI) of the Chartered Institute of Securities Investments (CISI) UK, and an active and long-serving volunteer of British Red Cross and Marine Conservation Society.

Angelina's Career History

September 2019 - Ongoing
FairFX PLC, London

FairFX PLC, London

FairFX PLC, London, APAC Marketing Strategist 2019 – Present
 Responsible for leading and implementing the APAC Marketing Strategic Initiative for FairFX (soon to be Equals), providing international FX and payment solutions to HNW, corporate and institutional clients from APAC including Greater China and key SE Asian markets.

February 2014 - March 2019
Church House Investment Management

Client Director

CH Investment Management, London, Client Director (Asia Pacific) 2014 – 2019
 Led and developed new business initiative to serve UHNW Chinese diaspora from Asia Pacific including China, Hong Kong, Singapore which resulted in CH gaining top recognition by leading sector intermediaries in London. Created, developed and implemented brand and marketing strategy for CH Tier 1 Investor Service. Reported directly to Board Director and presented to CH Board on quarterly basis.
 Achieved and exceeded given net new assets in the first year. Successfully positioned CH to be the provider of choice and centre of excellence in delivering best in class investment solutions to this niche segment.

March 2013 - December 2013
Royal Bank of Canada UK

Director

Royal Bank of Canada, London, Director (East Asia) 2013 – 2013
 Led and developed new business initiative to serve UHNW Chinese from East Asia including China and Southeast Asia. Direct reporting line to MD.

January 2012 - January 2013
EFG Private Bank

Director

EFG Private Bank, London, Director & Private Banker (Asia) 2012 – 2013
 Developed and acquired HNW RND/NRND client relationships primarily from China, Hong Kong, and SE Asia and delivered best in class wealth management and credit solutions focused on UKVI’s Tier 1 Investor Visa programme. Direct reporting line to MD.

January 2009 - January 2012
Standard Chartered Private Bank London

Director

Standard Chartered Bank, London, Director & Head of Global Chinese 2009 –2012
 Initiated, designed and successfully implemented the UK Border Agency’s Tier 1 Investor Programme Initiative for UK Private Bank. Launched programme to internal PB stakeholders in Greater China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Successfully developed the Chinese and SE Asian HNW / UHNW RND and NRND segments.

 Key member of New Client Committee and Functional Operations Risk Group (FORG) which oversees on-boarding new client and AML risk management procedures.