HSBC strengthens global Foreign Exchange team in Asia-Pacific

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23 Aug 2010

HSBC announced a number of senior appointments in its global foreign exchange (FX) business within Global Markets in Asia-Pacific, further strengthening the Bank's leading position in FX across the region.

Clyde Choi was appointed Head of Emerging Markets FX Trading, HSBC Asia-Pacific. Mr Choi has over 10 years experience in cross asset class trading across FX and Rates. He was previously Co-Head of Asian Macro Interest Rate and FX Trading in UBS Singapore. Mr Choi reports locally to Hossein Zaimi, Head of Foreign Exchange and Metals Asia-Pacific, and functionally to Mark Johnson, Global Head of FX Cash Trading.

In Japan, Ryuichi Atsuta was appointed Director, Head of FX Trading. He was previously Head of FX Japan at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Japan. Mr Atsuta reports to Kosuke Hanao, HSBC's Head of FX in Japan.

In Singapore, Guy Dickinson was appointed Director, Head of FX Trading and Joanne Ng joined as Head of Institutional FX Sales. Mr Dickinson was previously a Director at Barclays and managed their Australian, Canadian and New Zealand dollar currency trading across Asia. Mr Dickinson reports to Amit Gupta, Managing Director, Head of Global Markets in Singapore. Ms Ng reports to Amar Darira, Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales, Singapore. She was previously Executive Director of the fixed income, currency and commodities division at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. in Hong Kong, covering institutional clients in Asia-Pacific.

In Korea, Sean Jeon was appointed Head of Institutional FX Sales. He was previously Associate Director at Barclays with expertise in FX, Commodities and Derivatives across Korea. Mr Jeon reports to Hyun Jin Woo, Head of Institutional Sales, Global Markets Korea.

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Annie Cheng
Direct line: +852 2822 4938
E-mail: anniecheng@hsbc.com.hk

Maggie Cheung
Direct line: +852 2822 4821
E-mail: maggiepccheung@hsbc.com.hk

Please read the HSBC press release for full details.

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