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Executive Moves For Asia Pacific - July 2010

18 August 2010

Executive Moves For Asia Pacific - July 2010

Asia Pacific

Singapore-based DBS Bank appointed ex-Standard Chartered chief investment strategist Lim Say Boon as chief investment officer for the bank’s wealth management business.

UBS nominated Joseph Yam, former chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, for election to its board at the bank's AGM in April 2011.

Pimco, the fixed income investment management giant, hired Ki Myung Hong as a managing director and head of the Asia Pacific region, based in Hong Kong. Hong most recently held senior positions for the region with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, including regional vice chairman and president of Asia Pacific. Previously, he was Asia co-head of credit and rates with JP Morgan in Hong Kong, and held senior positions with Bankers Trust .

Union Bancaire Privée appointed Michel Longhini, the former head of BNP Paribas Wealth Management International, as managing director of its private banking arm. He will be based in Geneva with a focus on developing certain markets, including Asia.

Société Générale Private Banking appointed Hsiao-Yun Lee as chief executive of SGPB, the wealth management arm of SocGen which has been present in China since 2007. She has been with SGPB since 1997.

Banking veteran Peter Flavel moved from the role of global head of Standard Chartered Global Private Bank to join JP Morgan’s private wealth franchise as Asia chief executive officer of Private Wealth Management.

Barclays Wealth added six senior bankers to its Singapore wealth management arm. Soh Chye Guan, previously the head of the senior client partner team for HSBC Private Bank in Singapore, joins the company as market head of Singapore and Malaysia. Errie Maksum, formerly team leader at Credit Suisse in Indonesia, was named market head for Indonesia. Rachel Loong, also from Credit Suisse, will lead the Singapore market, while Sisyanti Jonosisworo, from PTZ ANZ Bank Panin, will take charge of Indonesia. Stepping in both as vice presidents of the South Asia teams are Nilesh Thakkar and Arunabh Banerjee, from UBS.

London-listed hedge funds firm RAB Capital appointed David Seex as the chief executive officer of RAB Capital (Asia). Seex, formerly a managing director and head of Citigroup alternative investments in Asia, will oversee RAB’s Hong Kong office.

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