HSBC builds Asian Equity team to drive business growth


25 Aug 2010

HSBC announced a series of new appointments across its equity functions within Global Markets in Asia-Pacific to drive business growth within the sector.

Chetan Patni was appointed Managing Director, Head of Execution and Sales Trading, in India. Mr Chetan will be jointly responsible for HSBC's Indian equities business with Haresh Shivdasani, Managing Director, Head of Equities. Mr Chetan reports to Rakesh Patel, Managing Director, Head of Equity Sales and Trading, Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining HSBC, he was an Executive Director at J.P.Morgan India.

Gerardo Pablo joined the Bank as Head of Program Trading for Asia-Pacific from BNP Paribas where he was Head of Global Portfolio Trading, Asia-Japan. Mr Pablo will be responsible for managing and executing Program Trading in the region. He reports to Gavin Williamson, Head of Execution Trading, Asia-Pacific.

Alex Lupis was appointed Head of Corporate Access, Asia-Pacific. He will be responsible for managing and marketing HSBC's Asia-Pacific Corporate Access products globally and reports to Mr Patel. Mr Lupis was previously Head of Corporate Marketing at Citi.

Sung Choi was appointed Head of International Equity Sales. Based in Korea, Mr Choi will be responsible for managing the distribution and sale of Korean equity products to institutional investors in Asia, the US and Europe. He reports to Che Hee Han, Managing Director, Head of Equities in Korea. Mr Choi was previously a Vice President at Morgan Stanley.

Also joining the equity team as Directors of Equity Sales in HSBC Singapore are Michael Gilmore and Sujit Sahgal. Mr Gilmore worked as Managing Principal at 3 Degrees Asset Management, and prior to that was a ranked regional consumer and media analyst at UBS and Nomura. Mr Sahgal served as an Executive Director at Bank Sarasin and was previously a ranked regional tech/telecom analyst at UBS. They report to Roland Wee, Head of Equity Sales, locally.

Other recent senior hires are:

  • Andrew Lee, Senior Equity Sales Trading Hong Kong
  • Philip Hsu, Senior Equity Sales Hong Kong
  • Andrew Clarke, Senior Program Trading Hong Kong
  • Raul Barroso, Senior Regional Sales Hong Kong
  • Lauren Degney, Senior Delta One/Equities Finance Sales Trader Hong Kong
  • Soloman Chang, Senior Equity Sales Taiwan

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Please read the HSBC press release for full details.

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