Charles Monat Appoints Berry Wong as Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer
Press Release - Hong Kong | Published on 12 July 2017
Global independent life broker hires new Chief Executive Officer for Hong Kong
Receives regulatory approval to acquire 100% of Global Wealth Solutions business from Willis Towers Watson through the management buyout of Charles Monat Associates. Now focused on completing the management buyout.
Hong Kong, 12 July 2017 – One of the largest independent life brokers in the world for high net worth individuals, Charles Monat Associates (collectively known as “CMA” or “Charles Monat”), today announced that it has appointed Berry Wong for the role of Chief Executive Officer in Hong Kong effective from 18 August 2017. Berry will join the Operational Committee in order to enhance the firm’s product and service offering for high net worth clients in Hong Kong, as well as through its ongoing partnership with Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.
Berry is an industry veteran with more than 22 years of experience in the banking and trust industry. Previously he was the Regional Head of Wealth Planning Services, Asia Pacific for BNP Paribas where he was responsible for enhancing the wealth planning services platform. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Berry was Senior Director, Wealth Planning Services of HSBC Private Banking with primary focus on expanding and developing the fiduciary services for wealthy family in Asia, including Greater China, The Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.
Reporting to Yves Guélat, Charles Monat’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Berry’s appointment comes as the firm positions itself for the future and what is widely expected to be the biggest global transfer of wealth and wealth re-distribution in the coming decades.
“We are proud Berry is joining our Charles Monat family. He shares the same business vision as us. Berry’s unique talent and proven track record is a huge asset for Charles Monat as we move into a new era of tailored wealth strategies and protecting legacies to be passed to new generations,” said Guélat.
“Charles Monat is a highly respected name in the life broker industry because it specialises in delivering tailored solutions to a very unique client base. I am delighted to be part of the company’s future expansion efforts. It would be hard not to be excited by the vast opportunities that exist in Asia as new generations begin to define their own future,” said Wong.
The announcement of Berry’s appointment coincides with receiving regulatory approval for a management buyout by the executive team at CMA to acquire 100% of the Global Wealth Solutions business of Willis Towers Watson. CMA and Willis Towers Watson will enter into a global arrangement to ensure that CMA clients have access to a global platform to service them on a worldwide basis. CMA will continue to have access to Willis Towers Watson’s wide range of human capital and risk management specialist services.
About Charles Monat
Charles Monat is one of the world’s most trusted Swiss-Asian life insurance brokers. We offer bespoke advisory and brokerage services on wealth preserving and liquidity solutions. We are the partner of choice for high net worth clients, affluent families and executives of multinational companies.
As a global premier consultant, Charles Monat is a pioneer in the development of customised insurance based solutions. Over 8,000 private clients in Asia, Switzerland and across the world are our testimony to this.
Founded in Hong Kong in 1971, the company has grown to operate in Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Miami, Singapore and Zürich. We have global knowledge and cross-jurisdiction experience in serving clients with unique needs in over 50 countries. Our team of professionals are truly specialists in providing world-class wealth transfer and liquidity solutions.
About Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com
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