Urs has been in the private banking industry for 34 years, and since 1986 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 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. Over the years, the firm has added a well-developed Family Office capability, which includes expertise in Private Markets. 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 is also a founding member of the Association of Independent Asset Managers (Singapore).
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!