Raymond Gwee

Chief Executive Officer
UBS Trustees (Singapore) Ltd

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2010)

Wealth Management

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Biography

Mr Raymond Gwee is a Managing Director, Investment Products & Services, Wealth Planning, UBS AG, and the Chief Executive Officer of UBS Trustees (Singapore) Ltd. He joined UBS in 1999 and has been the head of its trustee operations in Singapore since 2000.

Together with other key players in the industry, Mr Gwee has contributed significantly to the development of the trust services industry in Singapore. He contributed recommendations on the trust industry in the Financial Service Working Group of the Singapore Economic Review Committee in 2002 which set the pace for the regulation and growth of the trust industry. In addition, he provided significant input in the updating of the Trustees Act, the Trust Companies Act, the Income Tax (Amendment) (Exchange of Information) Act and related subsidiary legislation.

Mr Gwee holds a Master's degree in International Business Law from the University of London and a Bachelor's degree in law from the National University of Singapore. He has practice experience as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore for over 15 years and is also a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is a former President of the Singapore Trustees Association and a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).