Banking & finance

Banking & finance

Broking a viable market

Built over the last 50 years, UOB Kay Hian’s regional network has given it the upper hand in sealing deals, but for senior executive director Esmond Choo, the Singapore market — for all its sho

Banking & finance

50 years of moving, and expanding

SINGAPORE (Mar 20): While all the brokerages crowd in close proximity at the high-density, high-rise Raffles Place area, UOB Kay Hian has been located off Scotts Road, within its own building just

Banking & finance

Potential privatisation; foreseeable consolidation?

SINGAPORE (Mar 20): UOB Kay Hian, as a listed company, has been in the news recently for another reason. UOB Bank is now its single largest shareholder, with a stake of 38.14%.

Banking & finance

Seeking shelter in banks

SINGAPORE (Mar 13): This past week, investors around the world have been compelled to swallow and digest fast-unfolding news by the day, if not the hour.

Banking & finance

Banks raise dividends to sustainable levels despite heightened risks

SINGAPORE (Feb 28): Investors will be pleased that the local banks have raised their dividends in 2HFY2019 ended Dec 31, 2019, but they are concerned whether the elevated dividends can be sus­taine

Banking & finance

Goldman Sachs loses US$10 bil wealth teams to rival banks

(Feb 18): Goldman Sachs Group Inc. planned a hiring spree to ramp up the fees it gets from advising the wealthy. It got a reminder this week that it’s not alone.

Banking & finance

Pictet's Tee draws inspiration from Dr M; runs the long game in private banking

SINGAPORE (Feb 14): At 65 years of age, most professional bankers would have happily retired. Not so for Tee Fong Seng. 

Banking & finance

UOB digital bank focuses on TMRW's customers

SINGAPORE (Jan 31): In a recent interview, Dennis Khoo, regional head of TMRW digital group at United Overseas Bank (UOB), compared banks — including digital banks — to a car.

Banking & finance

Are banks the dinosaurs of the digital age?

(Jan 31): It is a common narrative in some circles: established banks are dinosaurs about to be disrupted.

Banking & finance

UBS, Morgan Stanley cutting Asia investment banker bonuses

(Jan 23): Global banks including Morgan Stanley and UBS Group AG are cutting investment banker bonuses in Asia after deals cooled, with senior employees taking the biggest hit, people familiar with

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