St. James’s Place Wealth Management Asia said it has hired Enzio von Pfeil, an experienced and well-known financial expert, to provide wealth management services to its affluent and high-net-worth expatriate clients.
Dr von Pfeil has more than 30 years of experience in working with institutional and high-net-worth investors in the UK and Hong Kong, according to a statement announcing his taking up his new role with St James’s Place. He comes to St James’s Place from Odyssey Asset Management Ltd – Hong Kong, where he has been group economist.
The author of three books on global macro and investment economics, Dr von Pfeil is known to many Asian TV viewers as a regular commentator on such TV networks as Bloomberg, CNBC and Channel NewsAsia.
His Wikipedia profile describes him as a “German economist” who “spent many years as a treasury economist for JP Morgan and Schroders in New York and London, and as a banker specialising in macro investment planning on behalf of large industrial families in the region while stationed in Istanbul”.
It notes that Dr von Pfeil had been a student of Friedrich von Hayek, a classic liberal economist and winner of the 1974 Nobel prize for economics, while at the University of Freiburg in West Germany.
Founded in 1991, St James’s Place Wealth Management first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1997. Today it looks after more than £85.7bn in client funds under management. It established a presence in the Asian market in 2014 when it acquired and re-branded the Singapore-based Henley Group advisory firm, founded in 1990 by Antony Michell.
SJP Wealth Management Asia currently has offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai in addition to its Raffles Place, Singapore Asia headquarters.
In June, the company said it had “more than doubled” the size of its Singapore presence since 2014.
In January, SJP Wealth Management Asia announced it had hired two long-time Fry Group executives,
Miles Gooseman and Martin Rimmer, as part of its Asia growth strategy.