New MD for client advisory at Bank J. Safra Sarasin
HONG KONG: Geraldine Low Ai Ping has joined Bank J. Safra Sarasin in Singapore as managing director for client advisory. Low, who has more than 20 years of financial markets experience, will report to Eric Morin, chief executive officer of the Singapore branch and Southeast Asia.
Low joins Bank J. Safra Sarasin from DBS Private Bank, Singapore, where she was a senior vice-president, team leader and senior client partner. She joined the wealth management industry in 2006 and has held senior positions at CIC Banque Privée, Singapore Branch, and Citi Private Bank, Singapore. Low specialises in ultra-high-net-worth and family wealth clients.
“[Low] is a highly specialised financial professional, with more than 20 years of market experience. We are delighted that [she] is joining Bank J. Safra Sarasin for its exceptional platforms, advisory expertise and long-term stability as a home for herself and her clients,” said the bank’s Asia CEO, Enid Yip. “Bank J. Safra Sarasin will continue to recruit professionals of her calibre as we further our expansion in Asia.”
Earlier in her career, Low was vice-president for institutional research sales covering Asian equities at DBS Vickers Ballas Securities (1995 to 2000) and ING Barings Securities (1993 to 1995).
She was also on the buy side as a principal at Bioveda Capital from 2001 to 2002. Between 2000 and 2005, Low was an entrepreneur. She founded Open Arena and was a founding partner of the business consultancy Berioza Associates.
Low started her career in auditing at KPMG Peat Marwick after graduating from the National University of Singapore, where she was a KPMG Peat Marwick scholarship holder, with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. She also holds a master in education management from the University of Western Australia, and the CFA and Chartered Accountant of Singapore professional designations.