Francois Monnet

Managing Director, Head of Private Banking Greater China

Credit Suisse Private Banking


Dr. François Monnet is the Head of Greater China Private Banking and Chief Executive of the Hong Kong branch, based in Hong Kong. Dr. Monnet joined Credit Suisse in 2007 as Head of Private Banking Southeast Asia and Australasia until 2010 when he assumed a new responsibility as Head of Ultra High Net Worth for Private Banking Southeast Asia, Australia and Japan. Dr. Monnet was appointed the Chief Operating Officer for Private Banking Asia Pacific in April 2012. Prior to that, he managed the offshore core affluent client segment in Asia Pacific at UBS, with an additional focus on the Singapore domestic market. He also worked for UBS in Zurich in Mergers and Acquisitions. Dr. Monnet has substantial experience in strategy and business development in the financial and consumer industries across Asia Pacific and Europe, mostly with Credit Suisse, UBS and Eastman Kodak Corporation. In the latter company, he held various key managerial positions over a 10 year period, the last one being APAC CEO for Eastman Kodak Consumer Imaging Division, a franchise worth USD 1.2bn revenues. Dr. Monnet is a graduate of University of Geneva and holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts and Harvard Universities, Cambridge USA, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Private Banks

Francois Monnet: Honing Musical Skills to help Conduct Credit Suisse’s Asia Pacific Orchestra Despite the ongoing robust growth of Asian economic might and private wealth, are the easy wins over for the private banks plying their trade in the region? With capital markets weak, lacklustre or generally directionless, will the coming several years be especially challenging for the Asia Pacific....

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JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong

Digital Wealth Asia Forum 2019

We were delighted to host our annual event in Hong Kong for the Digital Community in Wealth Management.

More than 300 CEOs, senior management, product gatekeepers and RM’s at Private Banks, Retail Banks, IFAs. Independent Asset Management Firms (IAM), Ex...

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Strategy & Practice Management

Boutique wealth managers vs big private banks - who’s best? Structural challenges for international private banks are carving ever-wider openings for more niche, independent players. But firms – and fee models – still need to be assessed on their own merits, debate business leaders from both sides of the fence..