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Hong Kong, 11th October 2021 – In line with its rapidly growing numbers of clients originating outside Asia and new alternative asset offerings, Hong Kong-headquartered Raffles Family Office made corresponding appointments to its Independent Advisory Board (IAB) today. Bruno Morel joins from VP Bank, where he was Singapore CEO. He is accompanied by Bitcoin Exchange co-founder and former Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) executive Zann Kwan.
The latest additions to the body, which was launched to help RFO’s client teams enrich their services through impartial views from industry-leading subject matter experts, follow inaugural IAB appointments made earlier this year that centered on philanthropy and family dispute management. Both Morel and Kwan will report to RFO’s Singapore office at One Raffles Place.
“The inclusion of Bruno and Zann to our growing bench of renowned financial services specialists illustrates our continued commitment to reaffirming our industry-leading expertise, which plays a key role in maintaining our position as Asia’s foremost multi-family office.” Raffles Family Office Managing Partner and Co-Founder Kendrick Lee said.
The earlier IAB appointees, both of which are based in Hong Kong, are former Franklin Templeton CEO & Regional Head for Greater China David Chang, and board advisor to LeeKumKee Health Product Group subsidiary Infinitus Property Christina Lau.
Bruno Morel is the former Singapore CEO for VP Bank, where he was instrumental in driving the growth of its ultra-high net worth client roster. These included several high-profile European families that Morel personally advised on investments across multiple asset classes and destinations in Asia.
Morel joined the Liechtenstein-headquartered firm in 2017 from French banking group CIC, where he was head of its Singapore Private Banking division and served as executive vice president, starting in 2013. He has also held senior Asia-based roles at ABN Amro Bank and spent the earlier part of his career working for CIC in Paris.
Morel holds an Engineering degree in applied Mathematics from the esteemed National Institute of Applied Sciences at the University of Rouen in France.
Zann Kwan has twenty-three years of professional financial services experience, the last eight of which were spent in the digital assets space. She co-founded Bitcoin Exchange Pte, the company behind the first public bitcoin machine in Asia, as well as retail-investor-focused cryptocurrency investing firm Deodi Pte.
Kwan has been on the board of ACCESS, the leading blockchain and cryptocurrency industry association in Singapore, since 2015. She is also a fellow of the Singapore University of Social Sciences, where she advises on FinTech education and research activities.
Kwan was previously a vice-president at GIC, one of the world’s largest global investors. She started her career in 1998 in financial auditing with Arthur Andersen and KPMG in Singapore and the United States, and subsequently went on to work in the New York City real estate sector.
Ms Kwan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. She is also a proud mother to two young children, whom she is raising to be responsible digital citizens.
Raffles Family Office is an award-winning multi-family office with a comprehensive suite of services for ultra-high-net-worth families and individuals. As an integrated platform that encompasses independence, advisory expertise and access to a vast network of leading financial institutions and extensive range of asset classes, the firm is uniquely positioned to deliver highly bespoke wealth growth and preservation solutions supported by lasting family, investment, and operational governance structures. RFO is headquartered in Hong Kong and has local offices in leading Asian financial centres, including Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Taipei. For additional information, visit https://www.rafflesgroup.co