Urs has been in the private banking industry for 25 years, of which the last 23 years have been in Asia. After expanding the private banking businesses of Credit Suisse, ABN AMRO and Clariden/Clariden Leu in Singapore and throughout Asia, he decided to go independent.
In 2009, Urs founded HP Wealth Management Singapore Pte Ltd, with the Geneva-based entity of the same name as a major shareholder, and with Michael Foo, the former Head of Clariden Leu's Portfolio Management unit, as the Chief Investment Officer. The company's focus is exclusively on looking after private clients, acting as an Independent Asset Manager. Urs believes that an Independent Asset Manager can offer a client the best of both worlds: a custodian of choice coupled with truly independent investment advice.
Urs continues to believe that private banking is and remains a people's business and that the key aspect of building a successful business is the ability to listen to the client and to build strong relationships. Relationships last longer than products!