The Asia Bankers Club was originally founded by a banker with the simple intention of providing alternative investment services for bankers
Former Morgan Stanley Executive Director, Kingston Lai, recognized a need for diversification of investment products from the conventional financial instruments offered by banks and saw a gap in the market for such services. That resulted in the conceptualization of the Club, whereby bankers joined the niche community dedicated to the identification, curation, and management of short and long term physical assets that provided value returns for a variety of investment appetites.
The physical assets offered by the Club received great acclaim not only from bankers and financial industry professionals, but also from retail clients who heard about the services and products offered. That led to the founding of Golden Emperor Properties, a subsidiary company of Asia Bankers Club that is dedicated to introducing international property investment products to retail clients.
Both Asia Bankers Club and its subsidiary Golden Emperor Properties have continued to expand their footprint regionally and have since opened over 10 offices in Asia with operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Manila, and most recently jointly ventured into Shanghai with listed international company, Luen Thai Enterprises (311.HK). The company has earmarked London, New York, and Beijing as cities to grow the company’s presence in the near future.
Asia Bankers Club is founded by Kingston Lai. Prior to the founding of Asia Bankers Club, Kingston was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Hong Kong where he oversaw institutional sales & distribution to financial institutions in South East Asia. He has been a seasoned investment banker for the past 12 years, has held similar roles at several other investment banks in London, Singapore, and most recently Hong Kong, building a comprehensive list of contacts along the way. Kingston graduated with First Class Honors in BSc. Accounting & Finance from London School of Economics (LSE).