Boutique finance firm Falcon Group has opened a new office in Singapore.

Andrew Church, together with Mahesh Parameswaran and Arun Crasta, have left DBS to help establish Falcon’s new Singapore office. The team will work closely with Falcon’s Indonesia office to build on its sales presence across the Asian region.

Church, who has been in the trade finance industry for 20 years, joins the company from DBS Singapore where he has been since 2008. He and Parameswaran established DBS’s structured and commodity trade unit in Singapore covering trade sales across Asia.

Crasta was previously based in Dubai and was responsible for driving trade finance sales for DBS Dubai and the Middle East.

“The Singapore-based team brings with them strong knowledge of the Asian market, especially in cross-border trade,” says Will Nagle, Falcon’s CEO. “They have a fantastic opportunity to grow the Falcon brand in parts of Asia, such as India, that we have yet to fully exploit. Certainly, the move to Falcon appeals to their entrepreneurial instincts.”

The Singapore team will report directly to Nagle and Falcon’s Asian head Davy Kurniadi.