In Asia, the Wealth Management Field Favors Women

Some say wealth management plays to feminine strengths
Seven and I Holdings’ new employees take notes during a speech at an initiation ceremony in Tokyo Photograph by Noriyuki Aida/Bloomberg

Tan Su Shan felt her first pangs of labor while trading yen for a wealth management client. She took her laptop and phone to a Singapore delivery room and set up a foreign exchange operation lying on her back as doctors administered nitrous oxide. “I was taking gas, calling the client, and trying to go, ‘Haaaaah,’ ” recalls Tan, 45, who then worked for Morgan Stanley and now heads private and consumer banking at DBS Group Holdings. “I don’t know whether it was the baby or the exchange rate” causing the heavy breathing, she says.

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