1291 Group Asia Pte. Ltd.

Roger Chi

MANAGING PARTNER

Educational background: Wharton School of Business – MBA 2004 and UC Berkeley – Bachelor of Science 1997
Professional stations: Candareen Capital – Family office for Families in Asia and Middle East, Private office of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum – Senior Advisor, Brainrush Ventures - San Francisco Bay Area Venture Capital Firm.
Important values: Roger has been advising leading families in Asia and the Middle East on their private equity investments for the last 15 years. He brings a solid foundation of analytics coupled with strong leadership skills in a global context.

As part of the 1291 Group, 1291 Asia Pte. Ltd. provides financial advisory services focusing on wealth planning and structuring solutions. Our private wealth solutions are tailor-made to the client's needs, with an emphasis on increasing privacy, providing robust asset protection, optimizing taxes and providing for succession planning.

Our main objective is to provide our clients customized solutions that fit their long-term financial goals and that are tailored to the needs of the Asian market.

1291 Asia Pte. Ltd. was established in 2019 in Singapore and is licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Our Oath of Independence:
Ensuring Quality Tailor-Made Wealth Protection and Insurance Solutions

How do we do it? We work with over 20 insurance companies in 10 different jurisdictions. With this geographical breadth, we are able to offer tax- compliant insurance solutions for clients from over 40 countries. Our typical clients are investment professionals and their (ultra-) high net worth clients. Our global financial solutions include:

  • Private placement policies (life insurance or annuity plans)
  • Universal life insurance (including premium financing)
  • High death benefit policies
  • Private and personalized pension plans and pension administration
  • Introduction to seasoned and successful portfolio managers and private banks
  • Assisting in the set up of trusts and companies by referral to our cooperation partners

Before entering our range of products, these are all tested and proven through our specialists. Our partners in the financial and insurance sector go through a thorough evaluation process and are continuously monitored by our experts.
Financial professionals and investors from all over the world benefit from our tailor-made investment solutions.

 

For more information about our Insurance Solutions, please contact us: info@1291group.com.

Roger Chi

MANAGING PARTNER

Educational background: Wharton School of Business – MBA 2004 and UC Berkeley – Bachelor of Science 1997
Professional stations: Candareen Capital – Family office for Families in Asia and Middle East, Private office of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum – Senior Advisor, Brainrush Ventures - San Francisco Bay Area Venture Capital Firm.
Important values: Roger has been advising leading families in Asia and the Middle East on their private equity investments for the last 15 years. He brings a solid foundation of analytics coupled with strong leadership skills in a global context.

Frances Boon

PARTNER

Educational background: Bachelor of Social Science (Hons., Statistics) and Bachelor of Arts (Economic & Statictics) from National University of Singapore.
Professional stations: Prior to joining 1291 in June 2019, I was pioneer member of a leading PPLI carrier’s Singapore operation. I have over 25 years of experience building relationships with and addressing the needs of Asian high net worth clients. This includes working in the private banking and corporate banking divisions of major banks.
Important values: There is no perfect product, but I seek the most suitable solution for the client.

Serge Hediger

MEMBER 1291 GROUP
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Educational background: Master of Laws (LL.M.) & Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Professional stations: Co-Founder and Managing Partner of various 1291 Group entities since 2014. From 2007 - 2014 CEO and Board Member of an Irish and Liechtenstein based international Life Insurance company with more than EUR 5 billion AuM. Various management positions with a listed Swiss Insurance Group from 1996 - 2007. Board member of the Liechtenstein Insurance Association from 2008 - 2015.
Important values: Cooperation. Even the most complex tasks can be made simpler when we focus on the solutions - together.

Silky Leung

SALES & OPERATIONS MANAGER

Educational background: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) at the Macquarie University, Australia
Professional stations: Worked in Sales & Marketing field for 5 years. With HR & Administrative experience in Hong Kong listed company. With the 1291 Group since 2017.
Important values: Love the life you live and you will live a life of love.

Anthony Geoerge

PARTNER

Educational background: Master of Science in International Securities, Investment & Banking, ICMA Centre, University of Reading, UK. Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Mahidol University, Thailand
Professional stations: He has over 2 decades of Private and Institutional client-facing experience in Wholesale Banking, as a Foreign Exchange Trader, Financial Markets Product Sales, and Corporate & Institutional Banker, in top tier Global Financial Institutions, with a stint in a Trust Company and a Private Bank, based in Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Important values: Respect and Trust are fundamentals of a good and lasting relationship.

Anne Lueth

HEAD OF OPERATIONS - ASIA

Educational background: Qualified Paralegal (Germany), Diploma in International Trust Manager (STEP) = Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)
Professional stations: Over 15 years of industry experience working with high net worth individuals and renowned families specializing in cross-border issues and asset protection needs with a focus on multi-generation succession planning as well as the management of complex trust and corporate structures. Anne worked for global financial institutions including HSBC and international trust and corporate services providers in Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Important values: Integrity is the seed for achievement. It is the principle that never fails.

Peter Triggs

PARTNER

Educational background: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (UK)- FCA, Chartered Tax Adviser (UK)- CTA, Member of STEP -TEP, Insurance qualified (Singapore)
Professional stations: Head of Private Banking Singapore/Malaysia- Citibank Head of Trust – Asia Pacific – Citibank Head of International Private Banking – DBS Head of Wealth Planning and Insurance- Asia -DBS
Important values: Two thoughts: Life: Not how long but how well you have lived is the main thing. Seneca) Work: It is amazing what you can achieve if you are not concerned with who gets the credit.

Michelle Sng

PARTNER

Educational background: Bachelor of Law (LLB), Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com), Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)
Professional stations: Qualified Australian lawyer serving handful of SEA families in private practice, Wealth and Estate Planning Manager in international trust companies
Important values: When given the choice being right or being kind, choose kind.

Paco Zayco

PARTNER

Educational background: Professional Financial Certificates from the New York Institute of Finance and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an Entrepreneurial Management degree from the University of St. La Salle, Chartered Trust and Estate Planner
Professional stations: Head of Singapore for a Hong Kong based Asset Manager, Vice President at BB Securities Asia (Banco do Brasil Group) and Relationship Managements Roles in global leading financial institutions including EFG and HSBC.
Important values: Integrity is key to successful and lasting client relationships. My family and client satisfaction are what drive me to be the best at what I do.

Sakurako Sakata

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Educational background: BComm Curtin University of Technology, Singapore/Australia
Professional stations: Sakurako started her career in a Japanese UHNWI family office in Tokyo. She then worked in various banks including JPMorgan Chase. Before joining 1291 in Singapore, she worked as a Credit Analyst in the Toronto Dominion Bank.
Important values: I devote myself to superior client service, diligent execution and utmost professionalism.

Yannick Häni

MEMBER 1291 GROUP
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Educational background: Master of Law in international taxation (LL.M.) and Bachelor of Business Law (B.LAW)
Professional stations: CEO of 1291Group Asia since 2016, Sales Partner of various 1291Group entities since 2014, Sales Manager for Northern Europe for Valorlife Life Insurance Company from 2012 to 2014
Important values: You have to learn the rule of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. - Albert Einstein

Hui Wen Tan

SALES & OPERATIONS MANAGER

Educational background: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Honours) with Minor in Business from Nanyang Technological University; CFA Singapore Research Programme (IBF Level 2)
Professional stations: Over 10 years of extensive experience in service and operations with global firms, including financial services and HNW solutions.
Important values: If it’s not from the heart, it’s not worth doing.

Gerald Pasquier

PARTNER

Educational background: LLM in Financial Law, Solicitor (E&W), Advocate (FR)
Professional stations: Owner / MD at Exocap Consulting
Director, wealth planning UBS Singapore
Wealth planner, Swiss Life
Legal Counsel, Lombard International Luxembourg

Important values: I value entrepreneurship and long-term relationships - both at work and at home!
My core skill is problem solving so I strive to deliver clear and efficient solutions.

Benjamin Szeto

PARTNER

Educational background: Diploma in International Trust Management (Distinction), Master of Science (Real Estate), Diploma in Financial Management, and Bachelor of Laws (Honours). He is also a Faculty member of Singapore’s Wealth Management Institute.
Professional stations: A recognised key lawyer in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020, he has 20 years’ experience advising on a wide range of corporate, investment, and private client transactions spanning diverse jurisdictions. Most recently, he was Head of Private Client at EY Law Singapore and served on the Law Society of Singapore’s Tax & Trust Committee for two terms.
Important values: He is passionate about helping business owners, crypto investors and high net worth families craft holistic and tax-compliant solutions for asset protection, legacy planning, crypto-fiat integration, and liquidity management.

1291 Group Asia Pte. Ltd.

Level 42, Six Battery Road
049909 Singapore
Phone: +65 6232 2155
Email: info@1291group.com

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