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BNY Mellon Wealth Management names Yolande Escher as Head of Greater China in Hong Kong

BNY Mellon Wealth Management names Yolande Escher as Head of Greater China in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon Wealth Management has named Yolande Escher as Head of Greater China based in Hong Kong. Escher will report to Jeroen Kwist, Head of International Wealth Management and will be responsible for growing the BNY Mellon Wealth Management activities in Asia.

"With over 14 years of extensive wealth management experience including four years with BNY Mellon Wealth Management, we are pleased that Yolande has agreed to transition from her responsibilities in London to Hong Kong," said Kwist. "We are extremely committed to this market and Yolande's wealth of experience, industry knowledge and client focus will play an integral role in our continued growth strategy in APAC. We are very excited to welcome her to the team."

Before joining BNY Mellon in 2014, Escher started her career at UBS Wealth Management in Zurich, Switzerland and London, UK. In this role, she held various senior positions in strategy, business management and client sales. In 2008, Escher joined Barclays Wealth and was a Desk Head for U.K. resident non-domiciled clients until she joined BNY Mellon Family Office Services, International Wealth Management in 2014.

Escher holds an Economics Degree from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She took part in an international M.B.A. student program at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India (IIMA).   

Contact: Lauren Stewart, BNY Mellon IM APAC Communications, + 61437 800 340,

Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications, 617-312-6411,

BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2017, it was ranked as a Top 10 U.S. Wealth Manager by Barron's. It was also awarded Best Private Bank for Customer Service in the U.S. by Financial Times publications Professional Wealth Management and The Banker. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $246 billion in total client assets, as of March 31, 2018, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle.  Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries.  As of March 31, 2018, BNY Mellon had $33.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.9 trillion in assets under management.  BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.  BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).  Additional information is available on  Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at for the latest company news.

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