Awards for Distinction 2022 – Best Private Bank – Wealth Planning Services

Best Private Bank Wealth Planning Services


UBS Global Wealth Management

Best Private Bank – Wealth Planning Services

Wai Soon Lum

head of Wealth Planning, Greater China

As wealth planners, we focus on understanding clients and their different family circumstances and needs. We work with them closely, as partners. This award affirms that we do that very well — on the back of our holistic one-bank capabilities and the delivery of bespoke solutions to clients in Asia.

I am proud of the way our team has helped clients achieve their wealth planning and philanthropic goals throughout the years.


Christina Tung

head of Client Services, Greater China

As the world’s leading wealth manager, we help families perpetuate their family legacy across generations. Many clients are passionate philanthropists, and we are privileged to be in a role to help drive measurable impact together with clients. We would not have achieved this without their support.

What was behind the judges’ decision?

  • UBS Global Wealth Management’s submission to the Awards for Distinction drew a clear line from its wealth planning offering to tangible positive business outcomes, including new client onboardings, net new money, and revenues from third-party service providers
  • In terms of philanthropy, UBS Global Wealth Management was able to outline to the judging panel the full capabilities of its end-to-end offering, from strategy and structure to execution, which is not currently matched by its peers in the market. Notably, the UBS Optimus Foundation has been recognised by Chinese regulators for its work in mainland China, making it one of only four NGOs to have received this status
  • UBS Global Wealth Management made a compelling case to the judging panel that its asset serving for family offices is the most competitive in the region — ranging from electronic trading, to institutional custody, to multi-bank reporting, to private label funds
  • The bank convincingly illustrated a number of client case studies that demonstrated its capabilities in all of the above points. In one such example, UBS Global Wealth Management outlined the full suite of wealth planning services it was able to provide to a Chinese entrepreneur emigrating to Singapore — including asset protection and succession, setting up a single family office, a family governance mechanism, next gen development, a charitable foundation and a philanthropic strategy

What we said

UBS Global Wealth Management’s debut success in Asian Private Banker’s Best Private Bank – Wealth Planning Services category is a reflection of the sheer breadth and depth of the Swiss universal bank’s offering. From succession planning, to trust, to legacy protection and philanthropy, UBS Global Wealth Management brings both passion and purpose to its wealth management offering, said Daniel Shane, editor of Asian Private Banker.

For these reasons, Asian Private Banker would like to congratulate everyone at UBS Global Wealth Management on their richly deserved success at the 12th Awards for Distinction, the region’s premier investment banking awards programme.

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