Barclays Wealth has appointed Pheabe Chau as the new head of investment specialists for Singapore, effective immediately.

In her role with Barclays Wealth, Ms Chau will oversee a team of investment specialists based in Singapore, and will report to Thomas Fekete, the global head of investment specialists and the interim head of investment specialists in Asia.

Ms Chau was most recently the senior vice president of investment advisory at RBS Coutts Bank, responsible for setting up investment advisory services for the bank’s private banking joint venture with Bank of China in Beijing and Shanghai.

Didier Daeniken, CEO of Barclays Wealth for Asia-Pacific, said: The private banking business continues to thrive in Asia, and we are focused on expanding and building capabilities to further enhance our range of services to our clients. This new appointment will strengthen our client servicing and advisory expertise, and ensure that we are well-positioned to take advantage of market opportunities.