DBS Private Bank appoints John Ng as head of portfolio counselling & product strategy


SINGAPORE,11 July 2017 -

DBS Private Bank, Singapore’s largest bank and a leading wealth manager in Asia, announced today that John Ng has been appointed as the Head of Portfolio Counselling & Product Strategy.

Part of the DBS Private Bank’s product advisory team, this is a newly created function and John will provide strategic portfolio advice and formulate model portfolios to cater to the various market segments. He will work closely with investment counsellors in the wealth management group to drive a consistent and institutionalised approach to portfolio recommendation, construction and review. John will report into Audra Seah, Head of Investment Advisory & Capital Markets Solutions.

A career banker with over 23 years of experience, John was previously at Bank of Singapore, where he spent eight years building and managing the research teams in cash equities, bonds, funds and private equity. He was also responsible for product marketing which put together all product publications and communications. Prior to BOS, he was in asset management with Fortis Investments for four years in Europe. John started his career in corporate banking and project finance where he spent 11 years with various banks in Singapore and Hong Kong. John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree from Curtin University, Australia.

Said Audra Seah, Head of Investment Advisory & Capital Markets Solutions, DBS Private Bank, “As we further entrench our position as a leading wealth manager in Asia, we believe it is important to continue to deepen our talent pool and we are delighted to welcome John to the DBS family. John is a seasoned investment professional who brings with him a wealth of experience from asset management and various areas in banking. With him joining the team, he will be able to strengthen our advisory proposition and enhance the delivery of our financial and banking capabilities to our clients. We are fully committed to enhancing the client experience by combining the best of personal service and digital innovation with bespoke wealth solutions.”


About DBS
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in the world.

DBS is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, and has been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. The bank has also been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia’s Best Bank” by several publications including The Banker, Global Finance, IFR Asia and Euromoney since 2012. In addition, the bank has been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for eight consecutive years from 2009 to 2016.

DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.

With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. The bank acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of our 22,000 staff, representing over 40 nationalities. For more information, please visit

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