OUR TEAM

We make your assets
work for you

Well-rounded Professionals

Benefit From Our Years Of Expertize

Our founding partners have more than 30 years of experience in the private equity and banking industries and more than 40 years of experience in wealth management. That means we have a wealth of expertize in strategic asset investment.

Our Experience Is
Global

The success of Axiom’s investment strategies reflects the in-depth knowledge of our advisors. Our advisors have worked in the wealth management sector in major financial capitals across the world, from Hong Kong to New York and London. Our strength is our experience.

We Understand Investment In A Volatile Market

The global marketplace is increasingly unstable. But our team knows exactly how to navigate that volatility in order to get the best out of every opportunity. We’ll make your wealth work for you.

1Robert Chiu - Managing Director

SERVING HONG KONG

Robert Chiu is a significant shareholder and General Manager {RO of both Type 4 & 9 License under the Securities Futures Commission (SFC) in HK} of Axiom Investment Management Limited, an asset protection and management advisory company opened since 1996 and licensed (ADC118) since 2004 under Type 4 Advising in Securities and 9 Asset Management Regulated Activity (RA) issued by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong.

Bob is also a Senior Partner with Aktis Capital Advisory limited, an asset management and private equity company licensed by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the First American International Bank in New York.

Previously, Bob was the CEO, Executive Chairman, and Non-Executive Chairman Asia Pacific Region of EFG Bank AG from 2000 to April, 2016. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of EFG International and EFG Bank from 2013 to 2016.

Prior to joining EFG, Bob was the Managing Director & General Manager of Republic National Bank of New York (1993 – 1999), responsible for the Bank’s private banking business for the Asia Pacific Region.

Previously, Bob was the Global Head of Private Banking, Equitor Group of Standard Chartered Bank (1990-1992) and Head of Private Banking, Asia Pacific Region (1987-1990). He had also worked for Citibank, Hong Kong and New York for eleven years.

Bob was educated in the States. He obtained a Bachelor of Science at Columbia University in 1971 and Master of Business Administration at the University of Chicago in 1973.

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2ALVIN MA - Managing Director

SERVING HONG KONG

HKSFC Licensed Corp #ADC118

Alvin Ma has been involved in the wealth management & investment banking field for over 38 years. Mr. Ma received his Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from the Oklahoma State University, U.S.A. He is a PRC Hong Kong citizen & married with 1 child.

Mr. Ma is now Managing Director & Partner {RO of both Type 4 & 9 License under the Securities Futures Commission (SFC) in HK} of Axiom Investment Management Limited, an asset protection and management advisory company opened since 1996 and licensed (ADC118) since 2004 under Type 4 Advising in Securities and 9 Asset Management Regulated Activity (RA) issued by the SFC in Hong Kong.

Prior to Axiom, Alvin was Senior Vice President & Head of Private Banking, of East West Bank in HK responsible for HK, Macau & PRC wealth management business development & marketing.

Prior to East West, Mr. Ma was Head of Private Banking, & before that Head of Emerging Wealth Private Banking {Executive Officer (EO) of Type 1, 4 & 9 License under the HK Monetary Authority (HKMA)}, EFG Bank in Hong Kong responsible for HK, Macau & PRC wealth management business development & marketing.

His last position was General Manager and Head of Private Banking (EO of both Type 1 & 4 License under the HKMA), China CITIC Bank International Limited (CNCBI) responsible for HK, Macau & PRC wealth management business development & marketing. Mr. Ma started up and built from scratch; supervised, managed and coached a group of Private Banking professionals inclusive of frontline and middle and back office members. Prior to joining CNCBI, Mr. Ma was Senior Vice President, Private Banking, EFG Bank; Executive Director & Team Head, Private Banking, Credit Suisse; Executive Director & Desk Head, Wealth Management & Business Banking, UBS AG in Hong Kong responsible for HK, Macau & PRC wealth management business development & marketing.

Prior to UBS, Mr. Ma has worked as Regional Head, Investment Sales, North East Asia, Wealth Management, Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong & Regional Head, Treasury Advisory, Asia Pacific Region, Standard Chartered Grindlays International in Jersey focusing on asset protection & management advisory, structured investor solutions, white-labeling of asset management advisory products. Mr. Ma has worked as Head, Corporate & Institutions Marketing, Greater China, Global Markets of the Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong responsible for exposure and asset management advisory for Hong Kong based Network, Multinational, Institutions and Local Corp. customers.

Prior to his engagement with Standard Chartered Bank, Mr. Ma was Executive Director & Treasurer of Bayerische Vereinsbank A.G. Hong Kong. Mr. Ma has also worked for Citibank N.A. Hong Kong as Vice President and Head of Treasury Marketing Division and was responsible for marketing and arranging various interest rate, forex risk management and investment products. Before Citibank Mr. Ma was Derivative Products Marketer in Origination and Distribution Group, the First National Bank of Chicago, Hong Kong and Dealer and Originator at Chase Manhattan Asia Ltd. Capital Markets Group. Mr. Ma had also worked in Deloitte Haskins & Sells and was Syndicated Loan Officer and Dealer at BA Asia Ltd. Capital Markets Group.

Mr. Ma is now a AIWM/ HKSI Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM) Final Exam and CFA Institute Level 2 candidate. Mr. Ma is a licensed person registered under the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). He has been successfully granted the Certified Private Wealth Professional (CPWP®) Certification under the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA). He is also a Certified Financial Management Planner (CFMPTM) & Associate AML Professional (AAMLP) member under The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB).

Mr. Ma is Principal Consultant of CT Risk Solutions Limited (CT Risk) on Wealth Asset Management (WAM) topical issues of Cross-border Do’s & Don’ts; AML/KYC Client on boarding; Customer/Product Due Diligence; Selling & Suitability Processes & Procedures / New Professional Investor Regime (PIR); HKMA/SFC HK WAM Code of Conduct Principles; Management in Charge Regime (MICR); HKMA / PWMA Enhanced Competency Framework (ECF) CPWP Certification Training.

Mr. Ma is Adjunct Assistant Professor and Guest Lecturer on “Exposure Risk Management” & “Asset Protection & Management” for Risk Management Science (RMS) 5004 – Studies on Selected Topics, Class of 2008-17; MSc. in Risk Management Science (RMS), Department of Statistics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

Mr. Ma is also Adjunct Assistant Professor & Guest Lecturer on “Current Issues in Asset Management & Private Banking Industry” – FINA3335, Class of 2017 - 2018 Bachelor of Finance (BFIN) in Asset Management & Private Banking (AMPB), Faculty of Business & Economics of the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Mr. Ma is Licensing Examination (LE) & Enhanced Competency Framework (ECF) Certification CPT program coordinator & guest lecturer of the Hong Kong Securities & Investment Institute (HKSI) on Certified Private Wealth Professional (CPWP®) Certification Exam Module 1 Part 2 Topic 1 - Overview of PWM Industry, Products and Services & Topic 13 – Mainland China and Asia-Pacific Financial and PWM Markets under the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA)& the The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) on Certified Private Wealth Professional (CPWP®) Certification Exam Module 2 Part A & B – Ethics & Compliance under the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA) & Certified Retail Wealth Professional (CRWP®) Certification Exam Module 5 – Investment & Asset Management: Product Solutions & Module 6 - Investment & Asset Management: Alternatives and Wealth Solutions; the Institute of the Professional & Knowledge (PEAK); Financial Services Development Centre (FSDC) of the Vocational Training Council (VTC) on Hong Kong Securities & Investment Institute (HKSI) Licensing Examination (LE) for Securities & Futures Intermediaries.

Between Nov 90 till present Mr. Ma has been regular guest speakers & interviewees on various specialized topics among various professional & business social societies; journals & media publications inclusive of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB); The Hong Kong Securities & Investment Institute (HKSI); Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIAA); Association of International Wealth Management (AIWM); Institute of Certified Investment & Financial Analyst (ICIFA); Hubbis; Business BVI; BVI Asia; Private Banking China; Capital Weekly; The Hong Kong Economic Journal (HKEJ); South China Morning Post (SCMP);The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE); The HK General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC); The HK Council of Social Services & Non-governmental Organizations Sun Hung Kai Property Ltd.; The Australian Society of CPAs - HK Branch; The HK Society of Accountants, and The HK Management Association.

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3Philip Niem - Chief Investment Officer

SERVING HONG KONG

Philip Niem has been involved in the wealth management & investment banking field for over 30 years. Mr. Niem received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, England. He has been granted membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Philip is now Chief Investment Officer {LR of both Type 4 & 9 License under the Securities Futures Commission (SFC) in HK} of Axiom Investment Management Limited, an asset protection, and management advisory company opened since 1996 and licensed (ADC118) since 2004 under Type 4 Advising in Securities and 9 Asset Management Regulated Activity (RA) issued by the SFC in Hong Kong.

Philip has served in various senior roles including: Head of North Asia Investment Counselor team Bank of Singapore, Hong Kong, Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management, Barclays Wealth Hong Kong, Head of Regional Research, AXA Investment Managers Hong Kong, Head of Hong Kong Research, HSBC Hong Kong , Head of Hong Kong Research, Hoare Govett Asia.

Philip also serves on the Board of Common Purpose Hong Kong, which runs leadership development programs in Hong Kong and on the Board of Viva Hong Kong a Charity dedicated to releasing children from poverty and abuse worldwide.

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4John Leung - Operations Manager

SERVING HONG KONG

John Leung has been involved in finance and accounting field for over 15 years.

He is now Manager, Operations {LR of both Type 4 & 9 License under the Securities Futures Commission (SFC) in HK} of Axiom Investment Management Limited, an asset protection and management advisory company opened since 1996 and licensed (ADC118) since 2004 under Type 4 Advising in Securities and 9 Asset Management Regulated Activity (RA) issued by the SFC in Hong Kong.

Prior to Axiom, John was Accounting Manager of KCG Securities Asia Limited (Licensed corporation under Hong Kong SFC of Type 1, 4, 6 & 9 Regulated Activities). For the Manage-In-Change of finance and accounting, he was not only responsible for financial reporting (e.g. monthly and daily FRR); but also participated and supervised the overall back-office operations in the company. As head of Accounting Department and Settlement Department, his daily management work performed an important role to safeguard client’s money and securities under SFC regulations. He successfully established a system that combined cash flow, settlement and accounting procedures in order to manage the timely and proper operations of back-office.

Before that John worked, for over 10 years, in various accounting and internal audit roles with companies operating in the finance and commercial industry.

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5Chris Dou - Vice President

SERVING SHANGHAI & HANGZHOU

Chris Dou has been involved in the wealth management and finance related fields for more than 12 years. Mr. Dou has secured his Financial Management Training and Swiss Private Banking Offshore Asset Allocation Internal Training Certificate at the University of Hong Kong. Chris has also secured his Hong Kong Securities Institute (HKSI) Licensing Examination (LE) Paper 1, 4, 7 & 8 licenses. Mr. Dou has obtained his Finance and International Finance Diploma at the Shanghai Fudan University in China. Almost simultaneously he obtained his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering at the Shanghai University for Science and Technology, majoring in automobile design, manufacture and automation.

Chris is now Vice President of Axiom Investment Management Limited, an asset protection and management advisory company opened since 1996 and licensed (ADC118) since 2004 under Type4 Advising in Securities and 9 Asset Management Regulated Activity (RA) issued by the SFC in Hong Kong.

Mr. Dou has been involved in the financial and asset management fields of private banking in China as Senior Vice President at the Hong Kong Cheung Kong/Morgan Stanley joint venture financial subsidiary, AMTD. He has also been engaged as Vice President, Private Bank at the EFG Bank head-quartered in Zurich. He was primarily responsible for business development and marketing of wealth management businesses and solutions in China, focusing mainly in the central part of China.

Before EFG Bank, he served as deputy general manager of the China Electric Power Research Institute of China Hydropower Group, East China Electric Power Research Institute, Jiangxi Nanchang Metro Line One and Two project development department. He has also acting as the Deputy General Manager of the Private Wealth Management Department of the KGI Securities (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., responsible for the development of China's regional sales channels and the development of wealth management solutions. Mr. Dou is mainly responsible for the establishment of supervision, management and leadership, of a professional Chinese team (a total of 8 members) and 5 Strategic Cooperative Companies.

Mr. Dou is currently studying the Final Examination Paper of the International Financial Planner (IFP) approved by the International Financial Planner Association (IFPA) and the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA) Certificate Private Wealth Practitioner (CPWP) examination.

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6Priscilla L.S. Wong - Vice President

SERVING HONG KONG

Ms. Wong has over 25 years of experience in the wealth management & private banking industry. She won the HSBC Foundation Fund - University of Bath scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) in Business Administration from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.

Ms. Wong is now Vice President of Axiom Investment Management Limited, an asset protection and management advisory company opened since 1996 and licensed (ADC118) since 2004 under Type 4 Advising in Securities and 9 Asset Management Regulated Activity (RA) issued by the SFC in Hong Kong.

Ms. Wong is a seasoned Client Relationship Manager specializing in HK, Macau & Mainland China wealth management marketing and development. Before joining Axiom, her career began with top Swiss and US banking corporations, including UBS AG, Credit Suisse, EFG Bank and East West Bank, advising high- and ultra-high net-worth clients on portfolio management and wealth structuring.

Ms. Wong successfully obtained the Certified Private Wealth Professional (CPWP) Certification from the Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA) in 2015. She was admitted as member of the Certified Financial Management Planner (CFMP), Associate AML Professional (AAMLP) and Certified Retail Wealth Professional (CRWP) of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) in 2015, 2017 and 2019 respectively.

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7Antoine Kuo - Alliance Partner

SERVING HANGZHOU

Antoine Kuo, with 27 years of experience in cross border finance and asset protection, is a distinguished professor at Han Qing advanced institute of economics and finance of China Ren Min University, and founder of Griffin Plutus Family office. Mr. Kuo specialized in equity and conflicts law, and began to operate offshore asset protection structure, tax structure in Caribbean and Channel Islands since the early 90s. Mr. Kuo has appointed as director at Bank of Singapore/IFG , Senior director of private banking division at Citic Bank (Hong Kong), Vice President at EFG bank and other positions. In 2008, Mr. Kuo won the Best financial innovation award from Shanghai Securities news for introducing the first chinese trust of trusts structure with Ping An Trust. In 2016, he has successfully obtained the Jin Zhen award for the best Chinese family wealth manger, and the practical contribution award in offshore and cross border” from the family office magazine. In 2017, Mr. Kuo has continuously to received numerous rewards such as Pioneer award presented by GAFF China mainland family office, Chinese family wealth management industry opinion leader award from the Asia private banking association, FOTT Best offshore outsource agency award, CIGS special personal contribution award, CLPA Best family office and other awards. Mr. Kuo was honored as the ambassador of Wealth management by the Guernsey government, and he is currently serving as the vice chairman of Hong Kong family office association, the executive Chairman of china IFA alliance.

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8Yangde Qian - Assistant Vice President

SERVING FUZHOU

A graduate of Fujian Normal University with a Bachelor's Degree in Law, Qian Yangde currently serves as Axiom’s Assistant Vice President (VP). Prior to joining the Axiom team, Qian served as VP for the Private Banking division of Ping An Bank Co., Ltd, managing customer assets exceeding RMB1 billion and serving over 100 families with high net worth clients. Not only did he assist clients to purchase assets through the bank ,Qian also assisted with planning family trusts as part of succession planning for a varying degree of clients.

Under Qian’s supervision, the bank successively undertook group channels and resources from bank integration, growing its client portfolio over time. Through efforts to continuously improve and introduce high-net-worth customers to deposit in the bank, purchase assets, and also engage customized design in the family asset protection area. Qian ensured clients were well served: not only by resolving their current asset allocation challenges, but also plan ahead their liquidity pensions and address any property inheritance challenges posed by clients or their families.

Outside of his duties with Axiom, Qian continues to study and acquire more skills to keep up to date with the latest trends within the developing financial industry; most recently passing the CWMA International Wealth Manager exam. Qian also recently acquired a MBA degree in Financial Management from North Central University in Minneapolis, USA. This serves as an important step to lay the foundation for Qian’s in-depth wealth and asset management financial knowledge; having been able to explore the global financial markets and intellectually interact with the top Beijing Tsinghua University professors during his studies.

Through these tertiary studies that cover finance, taxation, investment, family planning and other areas of professional financial wealth planning & management knowledge, ensure Qian can continue to serve clients of Axiom to his best degree.

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9Claire Dong - Assistant Vice President

SERVING SHENZHEN

Ms. Dong has been involved in the wealth management & investment banking field for over 10 years. Ms. Dong graduated from Hunan University, PRC in 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics, majoring in Financial Engineering.

Claire Dong is now Assistant Vice President of Axiom Investment Management Limited, an asset protection and management advisory company opened since 1996 and licensed (ADC118) since 2004 under Type4 Advising in Securities and 9 Asset Management Regulated Activity (RA) issued by the SFC in Hong Kong.

Prior to the current position, Claire Dong worked as an investor relations manager in the asset management department of Zero2ipo Ltd. She was engaged in the fund-raising of PE/VC funds and projects, the maintenance of investor relations for 2 years of work. Before that, she served as the branch manager of China Merchants Bank in Shenzhen, and was engaged in the wealth management of high net worth clients, and managed to lead the financial team of the department for 8 years.

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10Ethan Wang - Lawyer

SERVING SHANGHAI

Ethan focuses on the cases of marriage and family related issues. He has dealt with over several hundreds of cases, including domestic and foreign cases, those cases were usually significant and complex and the amount of money involved was gigantic too. Therefore, Mr. Wang accumulated rich practical experience and sophisticated litigation skills. The jobs he has done reflect his scrupulousness, meticulousness and excellent negotiation skills with cases related person. He is excellent at significant and complex marital or inheriting cases.

Recently, Ethan established a profound study on civil trust. Besides the publication of the academic reviews, he comprehensively integrated civil trust with marital and family-related cases in his practice. In the first half year of 2013, he successfully designed and dealt with the first trust case concerning child-care expense in China, which created a great stir in the industry. The success of the case was a milestone in developing the legal business in private wealth management, such as the business concerning civil trust and family trust.

Mr. Wang has been invited to lecture in the Faculty of Advocate, Renmin University of China and the Faculty of Advocate of Shanghai. He has also conducted the training programs in many private banks, trust companies, family offices and other institutions.

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