Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia Global Private Banking and Wealth
James Cheo is the Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia for Global Private Banking and Wealth at HSBC. Mr Cheo is a member of the Global Investment Committee for Private Banking and Wealth Management and also a member of the Regional Investment Committee in Asia. In his role, he spearheads the development of Investment strategies across all asset classes for private banking and wealth management clients in Southeast Asia. Prior to re-joining HSBC Private Banking, Mr Cheo was Senior Investment Strategist at Bank of Singapore, where he was responsible for asset allocation and thematic research. Before that, Mr Cheo assumed Investment Strategist roles at Barclays Wealth Asia. From 2004 to 2009, Mr Cheo served as Senior Economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he was part of the team that formulated policy actions for Singapore during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. With his knowledge and wealth of experience, his investment views are frequently sought after. Mr Cheo has established a strong media profile, with appearances on notable financial media including Bloomberg, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Channel 8 Mandarin News; and printed publications such as the Financial Times, Straits Times, Business Times. Mr Cheo graduated with First Class Honours in Finance from Nanyang technological University. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 2007.