HSBC Private Banking in Singapore makes senior appointments

HSBC Private Banking in Singapore announces several key appointments for its investment services and product solutions (ISPS) team. Significantly, this includes two newly created roles: chief market strategist, Southeast Asia (SEA) and head of global solutions group (GSG), SEA.

New additions to the ISPS team in Singapore include:

James Cheo, chief market strategist, SEA, HSBC Private Banking

Cheo re-joins the HSBC investment advisory team and brings more than 15 years' portfolio strategy, asset allocation and economic research experience with international banks as an investment strategist, including five years with MAS as a Senior Economist. As a seasoned investment strategist with extensive experience conducting macro analysis, he is responsible for thought leadership on investment strategy and asset allocation for private banking clients in SEA.

Rowan Tan, head of global solutions group (GSG), SEA, ISPS, HSBC Private Banking

Rowan joins with more than 10 years of investment banking (M&A and Equity Capital Markets) along with corporate finance advisory experience to high net worth clients with international banks. These areas of expertise are an ideal pairing as he is responsible for deepening collaboration and connectivity between HSBC Singapore's Private and Corporate Banking businesses.

Ishan Sarkar, head of structured products, SEA, ISPS, HSBC Private Banking

Sarkar joins with 12 years' of industry experience with international banks. He is responsible for delivering equity derivatives, commodities, credits and rates structured products to clients. Ishan replaces Wendy Ang, who has since relocated to Hong Kong with HSBC. Ishan will report locally to Kenneth Yeo, Head of ISPS, SEA and functionally to Adam Lau, Head of Equities and Structured Products, Asia Pacific.

Sarkar replaces Wendy Ang, who has since relocated to Hong Kong with HSBC. Ishan will report locally to Kenneth Yeo, Head of ISPS, SEA and functionally to Adam Lau, Head of Equities and Structured Products, Asia Pacific.

All appointments are effective immediately.

Commenting on the appointments

Kenneth Yeo, head of ISPS, SEA, HSBC Private Banking says: "The HSBC calling card has been very attractive in welcoming talent. Prospective employees understand our commitment to the region and our expansion plans for the next five years."

He continues to explain, "It's a pleasure to welcome back high calibre HSBC alumni talent like James who will be instrumental in delivering our investment strategy capabilities to clients and new talent, like Rowan, with a great blend of investment banking and high net worth client advisory expertise. The establishment of our GSG team lead strengthens our position to support our ultra-high net worth clients who are looking to take their businesses to the next level but need to access more sophisticated investment banking capabilities."

Date

11 Jan 2019

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