Member Profile

Mr Bernard Rennell TEP, Full Member i

'TEP' status denotes full membership of STEP and is the top level of STEP membership. TEPs are fully qualified practitioners with proven qualifications and experience. They can use the letters 'TEP' after their name. TEPs must adhere to STEP's Code of Professional Conduct.

HSBC
Level 13,
HSBC Main Building,
1 Queens Road
Central
Hong Kong

E: bernstuffhk@gmail.com
T: +852 8997888

Branch/Chapter:
STEP Hong Kong

Bernard Rennell
CEO
Private Wealth Solutions

As Head of Private Wealth Solutions, Bernard has overall global responsibility for HSBC’s trust, family wealth structuring and administration activities. Private Wealth Solutions has around 900 staff and USD200 billion in assets under administration.

Bernard, a former lawyer, has extensive experience in trust, tax and wealth structuring, corporate and family governance, corporate finance and financial markets. He is a past Chairman of the Hong Kong Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, past Chairman of the Hong Kong Trustees' Association, has served as member of the Financial Services Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, as a member of the Joint Liaison Committee on Trust Law Reform (HK) and serves on the advisory boards of a number of public and private charitable and philanthropic foundations. Bernard is also a recipient of the George Tasker Founder’s Award in recognition of his contributions to the work of the STEP.


Career Path
- Read Law at University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
- Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.
- Partner in private legal practice in New Zealand.
- Financial markets regulator in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
- Company Secretary/General Counsel for listed energy company.
- Asia Pacific Head of Bank of Bermuda's Private Wealth Services.
- Managing Director, Asia, Private Wealth Solutions since 2004.
- CEO and Global Head, Private Wealth Solutions since 2009.