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About Us

Wealth and Society is a global programme where the affluent people are assessed by their relevance to the building of fibres in society through philanthropic activities and corporate social responsibility for sustainability.

Wealth and Society is powered by The Asian Banker, the flagship platform of TAB Global.

We are in the business of

  • Creating platforms to build greater accountability between the users and providers of finance
  • Publishing rankings and ratings of institutions, people and processes to establish high standards in the delivery of finance
  • Helping decision makers develop creative solutions around the research and intelligence we provide to achieve tangible business goals.

We run regular programmes around the world, including across Asia, especially China, Japan, Silicon Valley, London, Switzerland, Nigeria, South Africa and anywhere there are transformational developments shaping the industry. Our main offices are in Singapore, Beijing and Dubai, support offices in Kuala Lumpur and Manila, with employees and partners based in the United States, Europe to cover the world. We have been growing strongly across a whole range of markets where the financial services industry has been transforming.

The Asian Banker operates on four closely related verticals:

  • The Asian Banker Editorial
  • The Asian Banker Research
  • The Asian Banker Forums
  • The Banking Academy

Our programmes are delivered through a plethora of creative and highly imaginative platforms including video, audio, teleconference sessions, training, site visits, global awards and inhouse management and board level programmes.

  • We strive to be amongst the best in the world for what we do.

  • We are self-correcting in areas where learning is required.

  • We work with our clients to achieve their business goals.

  • We value trust, long term relationships and integrity in all our interactions.

  • We are proud of our independence and the value it brings to the work we do.

  • We enjoy designing creative and forward looking solutions together with our best clients.

We provide a wide range of products and services designed simply to package intelligence through our research, consulting, forums, training, publications and creative programmes as laid out in our corporate website.

The best way to develop an idea of how we can help your organisation is to speak with us, whether you are planning to expand your business in Asia, need to benchmark your competitive strengths, build a marketing campaign to the industry or run an internal programme for your employees. We maintain an open working relationship with our clients, focusing on how we or others can add value to your business.

Some of the work we have done are referred to in the different sections of our website in a manner that can provide you with insights on how we can help your organisation.

Chairman Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman
Emmanuel Daniel founded The Asian Banker in September 1996, first as an intelligence publication but later added benchmarking and consulting elements to make it the authoritative repository on the financial services industry that it has become. He sets the broad direction of the company without managing its day-to-day operations, but is mostly on the road as a speaker on a broad range of issues facing the industry.

Click here to view Emmanuel Daniel's CV for speaking engagements.

Emmanuel Daniel is an entrepreneur, writer and a model train enthusiast. He is the founder of The Asian Banker, Wealth and Society and The Asian Banker, which he founded in 1996, is a global research and consulting house on the financial services industry that now operates across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and in Africa. He set up in 2014 to reverse the financial services industry to be customer driven. He founded .Wealth and Society in 2018 as a London-based programme that tracks impact investments, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and social or environmental initiatives around the world.

He won the Citibank Excellence in Business Journalism for Asia in 1999 for his work on the internet in banking. “The Asian Banker Summit” won the best finance conference from the Asian Conference and Summit Awards in 2012.

As an entrepreneur, he was previously a member of the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO), a prestigious grouping of young business owners worldwide. He was previously a member of Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance (CCDG) in Singapore. He also served as the non-accountant member in the Ethics Sub-committee of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) of Singapore. He was an associate member of The Asia Society. He has served or is serving in advisory or consulting roles for various governments and institutions, and is a well regarded confidante in leadership circles.

He is a well regarded global speaker on a variety of topics in the financial services industry, and the development and future of Asia. He is working on his first book on the future of the financial services industry. He is interviewed regularly on BBC, Bloomberg and CNBC.

He was trained as a lawyer, has degrees from the National University of Singapore and the University of London, and attended a course on economics at Columbia University in New York.

Managing Editor Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor
Boon Ping is the Managing Editor of The Asian Banker, where he manages its publishing and research business in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. He regularly engages the financial services community on transformational issues shaping the industry; speaking at and chairing many of the Asian Banker’s as well as partners’ events. He has more than 25 years' experience in strategic brand management, corporate & marketing communication and research & consulting, covering: retail, corporate and transaction banking, financial markets, risk management, compliance and financial technology. He had previously served in senior management positions at UOB and DBS Bank. He was also formerly a senior consulting manager at Ernst and Young and started his career as a financial journalist.

Our organisation brings together the unique combination of the skills of researchers, analysts, journalists, programme managers and consultants to create a range of creative solutions to track developments and discuss them.

Because the work we do involves collating considerable ground level information and original research, we invest a lot in young people to grow with us, developing insights and interactions on the financial services industry over the years. We have some of the most resourceful and experienced professionals in research, editorial and programme development in the industry.

We couple our ground level capabilities by working with independent consultants either in partnership or as contractors to add real value to areas of research and consulting where actual industry experience and specific expertise are required.

We are proud to be one of the most diverse organisations of our kind anywhere in the world, recognising merit and the intrinsic value that people of different cultures, nationalities and professional backgrounds bring to the organisation.

This is the fun side of The Asian Banker. Here is what goes on behind the scenes of The Asian Banker. We work hard, we play harder!

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The Asian Banker
150 Cecil Street,
Singapore 069543
Tel : 65-6236 6500
Fax : 65-6236 6530

(Incorporated as Innotribe Solutions Sdn Bhd)
No. 21-7, The Boulevard,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 603 - 2284 7110
Fax: 603 - 2284 5300

(Incorporated as TAIBO (Beijing) International Consulting Company Ltd.)

#3605, Tower 12, Jianwai SOHO
39 Dong San Huan Zhong Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100022
Tel: +86 10 58694642
Fax: +86 10 58693491

Unit 806,
BSA Twin Towers Bank Drive,
Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City,
Manila, The Philippines 1550
Tel: +632 985 1551

Europe (Representative Office)
Jenny Swift
10 The Beanlands,
Wanborough, Wiltshire,
SN4 0EJ, United Kingdom
London Tel: +44 1793 790926
New York Tel: +1 917 210 8064
Global Mobile: +44 7788 416 938
Email: Swift@Rivercalm.Com

Jumeirah Bay Tower X2,
16th Floor, JLT,
Dubai, U.A.E
Tel : +971 4427 3649

We currently serve all of Asia and the Middle East – from our offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Manila and Dubai. We see ourselves replicating our business in similar markets in other parts of the world where emerging market expertise is relevant. We consistently interact with world class players in the US, Europe and other developed markets in order to identify global benchmarks, as well as to provide businesses in these regions with the intelligence they need on the markets we cover. We have representatives in London and Sydney.

For General Sales Enquiries
Cindy Yu, Director

For All Subscription Sales Enquiries
Jerome Ong, Client Executive

For Industry Research, In house Training and Consulting Enquiries
Christian Kapfer, Research Director

For All Editorial and Publication Enquiries
Foo Boon Ping, President and Managing Editor

For All Forums and Training Enquiries
Muhammad Usama, Head of Forums

For Data Protection Enquiries

Janet Chan, Data Protection Officer

For general enquiries