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URS BRUTSCH
 
Managing Partner and Founder
HP Wealth Management (S) Pte Ltd.

 
After a number of assignments in various departments of Credit Suisse in Schaffhausen and Geneva, Urs Brutsch graduated with a federal diploma in banking studies in 1986. In December 1986 he moved to Singapore and held various positions in Credit Suisse Private Banking, including Branch Manager and Head of South East Asia. From 1999 to 2004 he headed the Private Banking activities of ABN AMRO in Asia and the Middle East, including a global responsibility for clients from 2003 onwards.

In 2004 he joined Clariden Bank, a subsidiary of Credit Suisse to set up a booking centre in Singapore and to expand the business across Asia. His last position was Head of Asia Pacific and Branch Manager for Clariden Leu Singapore. On 1 June 2009, he founded Hoffmann & Partners Wealth Management Singapore Pte Ltd which subsequently changed its name to HP Wealth Management (S) Pte Ltd.
 
     
     
 
MICHAEL FOO
 
Chief Investment Officer and Partner
HP Wealth Management (S) Pte Ltd.

 
Michael has held a number of senior positions in portfolio management in various financial institutions since 1995. His investment career started with United Overseas Bank where he managed funds investing in Europe and the Asia-Pacific. He then headed up the Private Client Group in Schroder Investment Management Singapore in 1999 where he was responsible for both the commercial aspects as well as managing clients’ portfolios.

In 2001, he joined BNP Paribas Private Bank Singapore as a Senior Portfolio Manager and became a member of the bank’s global investment committee. His last position was with Clariden Leu Singapore as Regional Head of Portfolio Management & Research since 2006. In August 2009, he joined Urs Brutsch to help establish HPWM. Michael is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Master degree from the London Business School. Prior to his investment career, Michael worked as a financial news journalist.
 
     
     
 
STEPHANE SCHMID
 
Partner
HP Wealth Management (S) Pte Ltd.

 
Stephane started his career in finance with UBS - Union Bank of Switzerland - in 1992 and has held various positions in Wealth Management and Private Banking in Geneva and New York for 6 years. He moved to Singapore in 1997 to join Bank Pictet & Cie (Asia) Pte Ltd where he worked for 15 years. He became Managing Director, Member of the Executive Management and Board of the bank, responsible for the various activities of the bank.

In July 2012, he joined Urs Brutsch and Michael Foo as a partner to strengthen the offering of HP Wealth Management (S) Pte Ltd Stephane is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Master Degree in Finance from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.