Former ING banker joins Deutsche wealth management

Chew Soon Gek will look after the wealth of the bankÆs private clients as chief investment officer in Asia.
Deutsche Bank has appointed Chew Soon Gek as chief investment officer in Asia for its private wealth management division. Chew was previously the Asia CIO at ING private bank in Singapore.

Chew, who joined the German bank last month, is a member of the global investment committee which devises the investment direction of the bankÆs private wealth management business.

In this newly created position, Chew will advise her clients on investment strategies and manage their portfolios across Asia. She is based in Singapore and reports directly to Frankfurt-based Klaus Martini, DeutscheÆs managing director and global CIO for private clients. Locally she will also answer to Ravi Raju, the bankÆs Singapore-based managing director and head of private wealth management in Asia-Pacific.

ôSoon Gek is a strategic hire for Deutsche BankÆs private wealth management business in Asia and her role will ensure that we continue to deliver focused macro views and research advice to clients in this region,ö says Raju, in a written statement.

ôAs a senior staff with professional money management experience, she will be an extremely valuable addition to the private wealth management franchise as we continue to strengthen our presence in Asia, a significant strategic region for the bankÆs business globally,ö Raju adds.

At ING, Chew led the team to become one of the top three in the Asiamoney Fund Management Survey for discretionary funds management. She was also ranked a top strategist for Singapore-based fixed-income funds based on risk-adjusted performance by Standard and PoorÆs and Lipper for three and five years respectively.

Prior to joining ING, Chew held senior roles at DBS Asset Management and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC).
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