Cem A. Azak is a veteran industry leader with vast experience in both investment banking and wealth management across the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore. He joined Crossinvest (Asia) in October 2020 as the majority shareholder. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crossinvest (Asia). Before Crossinvest (Asia), Cem was with EFG Bank AG Singapore for many years as Senior Managing Director, Market Head International. At the Swiss private bank, he received multiple awards every year from EFG including ‘Deal of the Year’ awards, Top CRO (“Banker”) awards and DPM Deal of the Year awards. Prior to joining EFG Bank, he was with DBS Private Bank in Singapore as Executive Director, Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa (B). He was also previously with Barclays Bank Group for almost 10 years (first with Barclays Capital - the Investment Banking arm followed by Barclays Wealth Management) where he worked in senior roles and at various locations such as Frankfurt, London and Zurich. Cem is a shareholder of several companies in the digital space. He is on the fund-raising committee of the registered charity Jazz Association Singapore (“JASSO”). Being a regular supporter himself, Cem received the JASSO Ambassador Award 2019 and the JASSO Gratitude Awards for 2018 and 2019. He was given the Patron of the Arts Award 2020 and Friend of the Arts Award 2018 by the National Arts Council of The Republic of Singapore. Cem is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Turkish Entrepreneurship Foundation, a charity that works with youths to advance the entrepreneurship culture. Cem studied Law at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz in Germany. He holds Level 3 Certifications from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) United Kingdom in Securities, Derivatives and Financial Regulations. He also holds Client Advisor Competency Standards Certifications (CACS) 1 & 2 of the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF), Singapore. He furthermore holds Certification in Wealth Planning, Certified Private Banker (Level 2) from the Wealth Management Institute (WMI) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. Cem is a MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) Appointed Representative under the Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act. In his spare time, Cem enjoys travelling, basketball and horses – he owns two champion racing horses at the Singapore Turf Club. He is a proud father of three – two boys and one girl – and speaks fluent English, German and Turkish.
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Crossinvest (Asia) Chairman & CEO on Delivering Dedicated Portfolio Expertise & Differentiation to HNW and UHNW Clients Cem Azak is international by origin and global by inclination. He is a German national with family roots in Turkey and going as far back as to the former Kingdom of Abkhazia (today’s Republic of Abkhazia which is between Russia & Georgia). He built his expertise in Investment Banking and then Privat....