Banking and Wealth Management (WM)
A Dutch national and Singapore Permanent Resident, Cliff has been in Private Banking and Wealth Management (WM) since 1992. He began his career in WM with Lehman Brothers, Singapore and thereafter, Prudential-Bache, Singapore. In 2000, he co-founded KE Swan & Co Pte Ltd, a joint venture with a public listed company, Kim Eng Holdings which was later sold to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Singapore in 2005. He was recognized as one of the key men when Schroders bought. The WM/Asset Management & Advisory business from CBA (Singapore) in 2008 and was appointed Executive Director-Advisory of Schroder & Co. (Asia) Limited where he served until December 2010. In early 2011, Cliff started his own financial boutique, Swaen Capital Pte Ltd. Cliff has a Master of Science in Economics, a graduate of the Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands and attended a post graduate program at the George Washington University in Washington DC, USA. Has held the position of Adjunct Professor of the Private Equity course at INSEAD Singapore and is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD.