Jersey-based Bedell boosts capabilities to Asian clients and Isle of Man-based Thomas Miller Investment appoints new CIO.
Bedell adds Asian expertise
Jersey-based Bedell Trust has appointed Victor Ho as Head of Asia Pacific. In his new role, Victor will lead the development of Bedell Trust’s services to clients based in Asia including those with family and business connections in the UK and Europe.
Ho has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry focusing on wealth management and estate planning for Chinese corporates and high net worth individuals, including work on the foreign listing of Chinese companies, immigration to the UK and the acquisition of UK businesses and property.
Ho joins with an extensive network of intermediary contacts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and other key financial centres.
Nick Cawley, CEO of Bedell Trust, said, ‘We are delighted to welcome Victor at a time when there are growing business opportunities in the trust and wealth management sector for the firm throughout the Asian marketplace. Victor’s extensive experience in Asia, his specialist network of contacts in both Hong Kong and mainland China and his in depth knowledge of the region, adds value to our client offering and enhances our multi jurisdictional capabilities.’
Ho trained with KPMG in Jersey and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995. Prior to joining Bedell, Victor was a director of a trust company in Jersey where he focused on the Asian markets. Victor was responsible for incorporating the first Jersey company with a Chinese name in January 2006. Victor is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
New CIO for Thomas Miller Investment (TMI)
Thomas Miller Investment (TMI), has appointed John Bearman, as Chief Investment Officer. Bearman is responsible for the investment team across TMI's offices in the Isle of Man, London and Edinburgh.
Most recently Chief Investment Officer for Santander Asset Management, Bearman has over 25 years of fund management experience.
Mike Balfour, Chief Executive, Thomas Miller Investment says:“Thomas Miller Investment is in a very exciting stage of development, with a committed and structured platform for growth. John’s appointment continues a phase of investment in new talent and improved integrated operational systems to help us provide greater added value for our clients. John is a significant appointment for the company and will allow us to develop our investment offering by enhancing our existing experience and expertise.”
Thomas Miller Investment has funds under management in excess of £2.7 billion and manages tailored investment portfolios for insurance mutuals, charities, pension schemes, governments and private clients.
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