HSBC launches Global Private Banking in India to serve one of the world’s fastest-growing economies



HSBC launched its Global Private Banking (GPB) business in India to serve high-net-worth (HNW) and ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) professionals, entrepreneurs and their families. The new business is aimed at clients with investable assets of more than USD2 million.

The launch further demonstrates the Bank’s commitment to lead wealth management in Asia, by offering world-class wealth solutions, global private banking expertise, an extensive international network and access to Commercial Banking and Global Banking & Markets capabilities.

India surpassed the UK as the world’s fifth largest economy in 2022 and is expected to overtake Japan and Germany by 2027-281. India overtook China as the world’s most populous country in April 20232 with the number of UHNW individuals in India – those with more than USD30 million to invest – predicted to increase 58 per cent by 20273. The wealth opportunity in India is represented by USD2.8 trillion in AUM today, with projected growth of 8 per cent per annum by 20264.

Surendra Rosha, Co-Chief Executive of HSBC Asia Pacific, said: “India’s acceleration as one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies is supported by its demographics, digitisation and an enabling policy infrastructure. Today’s launch of our new Global Private Banking business will complement HSBC’s leading retail and corporate banking offerings. Ultimately, we are strengthening our presence in India and diversifying our capabilities in Asia.”

Annabel Spring, Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Global Private Banking and Wealth, said: “Entrepreneurialism and innovation are fuelling both economic growth and significant wealth creation in India. Given this, being onshore in India is essential for HSBC’s ambition to be the leading global private bank for Asian, International and HSBC connected clients. We are excited to partner with our clients to protect and grow their wealth and support their ambitions for their families, businesses and legacies. We will bring the best of HSBC with world class wealth solutions, dedicated private banking teams and international expertise.”

HSBC Group has also been strengthening its presence in India including acquiring L&T Investment Management Limited in 2022, now called HSBC Mutual Fund, and enhancing digital, payment, lending and international banking services, and providing life insurance services through its joint venture, Canara HSBC Life.

HSBC Global Private Banking will offer a broad range of tailored solutions and bespoke services in India:

  • Solutions that meet the needs of our clients including, bespoke lending and investment products and propositions like mutual funds, bonds, portfolio management services, insurance and access to structured products, alternative investments and direct equity execution platform. We provide exclusive insights to support our clients’ decision-making through exclusive access to GPB investment insights
  • A team of dedicated relationship managers, investment counsellors, and product specialists supporting wealth planning for individuals and family offices
  • Transactional banking services (online and mobile), including global transfers, payments and international services, such as support for overseas account opening and education
  • Recognised status and access to international banking, private investment and financing solutions across the HSBC Group (Commercial Banking, Global Banking & Markets, and global wealth hubs including Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK, the US and Dubai) and HSBC Premier Centres globally

The launch follows HSBC Group introducing Global Private Banking in Thailand in 2021, and in Mexico, UAE, and Chengdu, Hangzhou and Shenzhen in mainland China in 2022.


1International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook 

2UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs 

3The Wealth Report 2023, Knight Frank 

4GlobalData, total liquid assets for total population, as of FY22 

About HSBC Global Private Banking 

As part of the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations, HSBC Global Private Banking seeks to be the leading international private bank for business owners and their families. It provides clients with wealth, business and family succession solutions in the largest and fastest growing markets around the world. HSBC Global Private Banking is the marketing name for the private banking business conducted by the principal private banking subsidiaries of the HSBC Group. For more information, visit

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 62 countries and territories. With assets of USD2,990 billion at 31 March 2023, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

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