About the Author
Cornelis Johannes "Kees" Stoute (Westbroek, Netherlands) is the Director of Sonam Pte Ltd, which he established in 2012. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of EFG Bank in South East Asia, which is the Swiss private banking subsidiary of EFG International, one of the larger banking groups in Switzerland by Tier-1 capital. Kees has a distinguished career spanning the academic, IT & Operations and private banking sectors, and has been based in Asia for almost 19 years, of which most of the time spent in Singapore. In 2011, he became one of the first in Singapore to be certified by the regulator in Singapore (IBF) as Financial Industry Certified Professional (FICP — Role Model 6) and the inaugural winner of the Hubbis Recognition of Excellence in Asian Wealth Management Award in 2012.
Hubbis(Hong Kong) specializes in providing market practitioners in Asian Wealth Management with online content and training. The company provides various content, events and consulting services to private banks, wealth management firms, product providers and industry vendors. Their website Hubbis.com, which has 80,000 subscribers, is a highly-functional and relevant online content portal for anyone who wants to become successful in Asian wealth management. The site is mainly focused on developing people skills, product knowledge and understanding of the business of wealth management in Asia.