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About Us

Asia’s global private bank

Headquartered in Singapore, we operate from a strong and open economy. Our clients are assured of unrivalled stability and security. We serve clients from a network of offices, including a branch in Hong Kong and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and representative offices in Manila and Dubai. In Europe, we serve clients through BOS Wealth Management Europe Société  Anonyme (S.A.) in Luxembourg and from our OCBC London office.

Our clients have access to unbiased views from our strong in-house research team, best-of-breed financial products sourced from various financial institutions around the world, as well as our own proprietary products.

We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of OCBC Bank, Southeast Asia’s second largest bank. All our clients enjoy access to OCBC Bank’s full suite of products and services. This includes consumer and commercial banking solutions such as financing, insurance and brokerage services.

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With over 1,900 staff, including 430 private bankers of different nationalities, we serve clients across geographies, especially in our key markets of Asia and the Middle East.

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Who we are

Bank of Singapore was formed after the acquisition of ING Asia Private Bank (IAPB) by OCBC Bank on 29 January 2010. The combined private banking services of IAPB and OCBC were subsequently named Bank of Singapore.

Led by Chief Executive Officer Bahren Shaari, Bank of Singapore (the “Bank”) is one of the fastest growing private banks in Asia. Under his leadership, the management committee – most of whom have been with the Bank since its inception – is responsible for all our key markets.

Bahren Shaari

Chief Executive Officer

Olivier Denis

Global Market Head
(Singapore, Malaysia and International)

Robin Heng

Global Market Head
(Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and Indochina)

Vikram Malhotra

Global Market Head
(South Asia and Middle East)

Derrick Tan

Global Market Head (Greater China and North Asia) & Chief Executive (Hong Kong Branch) 

Marc Van de Walle

Global Head of Products

Awards and Highlights

2017

Outstanding Private Bank in Southeast Asia
Outstanding Private Bank - Asia Pacific Regional Player
Best Discretionary & Advisory Service Offering (Highly commended)

By Private Banker International

Best Private Bank in Singapore

By FinanceAsia

Best Private Bank for Entrepreneurs in Asia Pacific

By Global Finance

Official opening of a branch at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Deepens our presence and commitment to serve clients in the Middle East.

2016

Acquired Barclays Bank PLC’s wealth & investment management business
(Singapore & Hong Kong)

To serve our clients better, we expanded our geographical footprint and client coverage in core markets.

Outstanding Private Bank in Southeast Asia

By Private Banker International

Best Private Bank in the Philippines
(2015 – 2016)

By Asian Private Banker

Best Structured Products and Derivatives
Best Alternative Investments such as Hedge Funds & Private Equity
Best Discretionary Portfolio Management

By Asiamoney Private Banking Poll (US$1m - US$5m category)

2015

Best Private Bank in Singapore
(2011 – 2015)

By Asian Private Banker

2010

Bank of Singapore

ING Asia Private Bank was acquired by OCBC Bank on 29 January 2010. The combined private banking businesses were subsequently named Bank of Singapore.