Quilter International appoints new Singapore CEO
Nicholas Kourteff has been appointed as the new Quilter International Singapore Chief Executive Officer.
Kourteff joins from Transamerica Life Bermuda where he was Singapore CEO. Kourteff brings over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held senior roles at Credit Suisse, UBS, AXA Wealth Management Asia, Winterthur Life and Commonwealth Bank of Australia - roles based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
Kourteff's expertise and understanding of the HNW client base across Asia will be a great asset and will help the company broaden its reach across private banks, external asset managers and family offices.
In his new role, Kourteff will collaborate closely with his counterpart Mark Christal in Hong Kong and the strengthened Pan-Asian high net worth (HNW) team. This team is responsible for delivering Quilter International’s HNW strategy across the whole of Asia and brings together the specialist teams from both Singapore and Hong Kong.
Kourteff, whose start date is subject to regulatory approval, will take over from Ian Kloss who recently left the business and relocated to the UK.
Brendan Dolan, sales director at Quilter International says, “It is a pleasure to welcome Nicholas to Quilter International and he joins at an exciting time for the business. Singapore is one of our core growth markets and we are committed to supporting the independent advice sector and expanding our distribution channels in the region. Nicholas’ expertise and understanding of the HNW client base across Asia will be a great asset and will help us broaden our reach across private banks, external asset managers and family offices. There is an ever-increasing population of HNW clients throughout Asia who are internationally mobile and at a stage of passing on wealth across generations. These clients typically hold international wealth and have complex needs. For this reason, we have strengthened our Pan-Asian HNW team so that it can provide better service and technical support to help our distributors leverage opportunities and deliver better customer outcomes. Nicholas’ joining further demonstrates the professionalism and technical capabilities of our Asia team. Ian’s contribution to the business has been fantastic over the last six years and he has been instrumental in growing our brand in Singapore. While we are sad to see him go, we wish him all the best.”