Private Banking Wealth Management Advisory

Enable your business to outpace change

The private banking and wealth management industry is undoubtedly one of the high growth engines in the broader financial services landscape, but this is not a time for complacency. The industry is undergoing significant transformation led by evolving client preferences, intergenerational wealth transfers, new tech-enabled business models and regulatory change. The tension between embracing digitalisation and fear of disrupting traditional models persists. While this fear is understandable, change is inevitable.

To thrive in this new digitally transformed industry, firms need to think bigger, make smart decisions with confidence and put to work the experience, tools and technologies that will both protect and grow their businesses.

At PwC, we work with a variety of clients in the industry to help them accelerate and embed sustainable businesses. As market leaders, we constantly pioneer to give our clients an intelligent, imaginative and resourceful service. As part of PwC's international network of private banking and wealth management experts, we are well placed to help our clients as they address increasingly international challenges.

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Strategy and market entry

Wealth managers are constantly looking for new ways to grow their business by assessing new potential market and product expansion opportunities across geographies and client segments. We can help you develop growth strategies to support organic and inorganic growth, as well as perform feasibility studies in targeted markets in the region. We provide expert advice across the full suite of strategic market entry considerations including local market factors, client segments, product needs, distribution channels, regulatory and operational considerations that are unique to the operating jurisdictions.

M&A, due diligence and post-deal integration

No matter what business stage you are at, our focus on value is what will help you succeed throughout the deal lifecycle. We can guide you through the entire M&A cycle, from strategy and due diligence, to synergy analysis and pre- and post-merger integration support.

Business transformations – core banking, digital, automation, data

Our industry experience, multi-disciplinary expertise and technology can help you transform your business and set you up for success. Whether driven by strategic expansion, cost containment, regulatory change or effectiveness objectives, we will work with you all the way from strategy through to execution to support your transformation journey. Be it core platform upgrades, front office of the future, digital transformation, compliance and operations, we will deliver ‘intelligence in the moment’ by harnessing the power of data and analytics in every step of your journey.

Regulatory advice and compliance solutions

Continued regulatory pressures and increased demands for transparency are prompting private banking and wealth managers to assess their client service models, product offering, pricing, related compensation and revenue share arrangements. We can support you in regulatory remediation, provide regulatory advice on prudential regulations, address regulatory changes and provide compliance reporting solutions such as tax and regulatory reporting.

Tax advice

Tax always comes into play in almost every facet of the business. To enable the tax function to unlock opportunities and drive growth, tax advice needs to be sought before you enter into business transactions. We can help you with corporate tax advice and tax structuring advice for funds, family office set up and real estate structures. We also work closely with private banks to provide cross-border and asset structuring tax advice as well as in engaging your private clients.

Family office structuring, set up and on-going operations

As with any aspect of your business, a family office must be carefully planned and professionally managed. When organised efficiently, its benefits far outweigh the costs. For family offices looking to be licensed entities, we can partner with you on end to end support in getting regulatory approval and applicable tax incentives, operationalising the operations and providing on-going professional services in accounting, tax, risk management, internal controls and compliance matters.

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Julia Leong

Julia Leong

Private Banking Wealth Management Leader, PwC Singapore

Tel: +65 9756 2123

Quek Kian Leong

Quek Kian Leong

Partner, PwC Singapore

Tel: +65 9176 9573

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