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Singapore's financial hub status helps nurture local banking leaders

It offers opportunities; so does a long stint at the same bank, says Credit Suisse veteran

Singapore

AMID angst over finding Singapore leaders in banking, there are clear signs that local talent is rising through the ranks and taking over key positions.

Edwin Low was recently promoted to co-head of investment banking and capital markets, Asia Pacific, at Credit Suisse, expanding his portfolio beyond the South-east Asian region. This makes him the first Singaporean to take up that role at the Swiss bank.

More will follow, Mr Low thinks, though noting that finding local leaders takes time. And a big piece of the strategy in building such top brass in the industry is to keep Singapore's position as a financial centre strong.

"The most efficient way to build the breadth and depth of local...

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