Company Profile

Swiss Asia Capital (Singapore) Pte Ltd is an independent asset manager operating and headquartered in Singapore, offering asset and wealth management services with a high focus on Asia-Pacific and the global resources sector.

Our Key Players

At Swiss Asia Capital, your assets are in capable hands. Just look at the qualifications and experience of our key staff:

  • Juerg Kiener

    Managing Director & CIO

    Jürg has more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry, with extensive know-how in the private banking, asset management and securities industries. Jürg has gained considerable global investment experience, having taken up postings in Zurich, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Guernsey, Hong Kong and Singapore with two leading Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and Union Bancaire Privee. At these banks, Jürg was involved in a significant amount of project work, integrating various businesses into the banks’ networks and was also responsible for setting up as a CIO the Asian ex-Japan private banking portfolio management and product teams for both banks. After initial exposure to resources in South Africa in the early 1980s, he has covered the global resources equity sector since 1993. The resources sector is included in all of Swiss Asia Capital’s investment products, in in-house and white-labelled funds, and managed accounts as a key part of the asset allocation process. Jürg also has a good knowledge of alternative asset management, using derivative strategies for risk management purposes and to optimise portfolios. He is frequently featured on television for CNBC Asia, BBC and Bloomberg, and is a regular speaker at global investment conferences.

  • Amelin Wong

    Head of Asset Management

    Amelin is presently the Head of Portfolio Management at Swiss Asia Capital and has more than 20 years of investment management and portfolio consulting experience. She has advised and managed private banking accounts for Global and Asian mandates, as well as managed institutional accounts at three international banks based in Singapore. Investment accounts managed have been on a relative and absolute basis. Amelin has focused particularly on the resources and precious metals sectors in the past 15 years at Swiss Asia Capital, with an emphasis on investing in late development-stage/producing resource companies for portfolio inclusion into in-house funds, managed accounts and investment certificates. She regularly goes on visits to resources companies to do in-depth analysis on holdings. In addition, she has conducted financial training for candidates sitting for the Chartered Financial Analyst examinations. Amelin has a B.Sc. (First Class Honours) degree in Banking & International Finance from Cass Business School, London and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She is a member of the International Society of Financial Analysts and a local member of its Singapore Chapter.

  • Elizabeth Tan

    Head of Compliance and Operations

    Elizabeth has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and financial industry, having held various positions in banks and broking houses in Singapore. She has extensive experience working in front- and back-office operations, first covering client execution and trading services and later moving into investment consulting. Prior to joining Swiss Asia Capital in 2002, she was a member of the investment consulting team of Credit Suisse, covering global IPOs and the Singapore equity market.

    Her responsibilities at Swiss Asia Capital include all areas of risk management and compliance pertaining to client- and company issues within the legislative oversight of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and other global regulatory bodies relating to the jurisdictions in which the company’s business relationships exist. Her operational role in the organisation include regular internal and external audit and financial reporting compliance, and the implementation of an effective internal control system.

    Elizabeth has a B.Sc. (Economics) degree (Second Upper) in Banking and Finance from the University of London. She also holds a Diploma from the International Compliance Training Academy, Singapore, which is the official training partner of the International Compliance Association (ICA), whose qualifications are awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore. Elizabeth is bi-lingual in English and Chinese, and has a working knowledge of Malay and Japanese.