Synpulse and PwC fintech leader take honours at Asian Private Banker awards

24 April 2019 4 min. read

Synpulse has again taken the crown as Best Integration Advisor at the Asian Private Banker Technology Awards for 2018 – the fourth year running for the financial sector consultancy. Meanwhile, PwC’s Henri Arslanian was named Fintech Changemaker of the Year.

The Asian Private Banker Technology Awards, organised by premier wealth management media and data agency Asian Private Banker, were established in 2015 to celebrate innovation and service in Asia’s blossoming fintech sector – which has since that time grown to be the most prominent market worldwide, with 38 of this year’s KPMG annual Fintech100 companies originating in the Asia Pacific.

And for the fourth year running since the awards’ inception, global financial services management consulting specialists Synpulse has taken home the award for Best Integration Advisor in 2018. Rebranded from Solution Providers in 2015 to reflect its international expansion, the 1996 Zurich-founded Synpulse has since grown to include 13 offices worldwide, including APAC outlets in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and Manila.

“In 2018, Synpulse helped to successfully revamp and digitalise the processes of some the region’s largest wealth managers, using its technical expertise to address the most pressing issues that banks face today: client onboarding, processing automation, transaction monitoring, and the like,” said Asian Private Banker on issuing the latest award. “With an unrivalled understanding of the complex set of systems that keep private banks ticking, Synpulse continues to play a crucial role in the digital evolution of the wealth management industry.”Synpulse and PwC fintech leader take honours at Asian Private Banker awards“We at Synpulse are honoured to be recognised for our ability to develop value-add solutions for financial institutes based on frontier fintech offerings,” said Yves Roesti, who was recently elevated to managing partner at Synpulse amid a round of local senior promotions. “This integration skill becomes ever more important amidst accelerating innovation in this space. Synpulse would like to thank our clients for entrusting us with their future.”

Held at a ceremony in Singapore last month, other winners on the night included Lexis Nexis for best AML Solution, Refinitiv for Best Data Management Solution, and Canopy for Best Data Analytics Solution, as well as Henri Arslanian, PwC’s prominent Fintech & Crypto Leader for Asia, who was named 2018 Fintech Changemmaker of the Year.

In addition to featuring as a regular media and conference speaker on economy and finance, Arslanian serves as the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, and most recently appeared as a keynote speaker at last month’s Money 2020 Asia event held in Singapore. He joins Privé co-founder Charles Wong and Sopnendu Mohanty of the Singapore Monetary Authority in receiving the Asian Private Banker honour.   

“In Asia, perhaps there is no voice as clear as Arslanian’s, whose ability to distil the digital ecosystem has earned him the reputation of being the region’s preeminent fintech thought leader and steward,” said Asian Private Banker. “As a commentator on fintech affairs as an invaluable guiding light, Arslanian has helped and will continue to help countless firms and individuals navigate through an age of ceaseless disruption.”

“Always a pleasure sharing my passion for fintech and the future of the financial services industry with the broader community,” Arslanian said in response to the award. “This is probably the most exciting period in recent financial services history with all the changes going on in the global fintech ecosystem – from crypto and artificial intelligence to techfin to platforms.”