Roundup Of Professional Moves (CMigrator copy 1)

Here is a wrap of the moves reported from around the region since the middle of this week.

MasterCard have announced the appointment of two Co-Presidents for the Asia/Pacific region – Ling Hai and Ari Sarker; as well the creation of two sub-regions – North East Asia and Australasia (NEAA) and South East Asia and South Asia (SEASA).

The new sub-regions are in recognition of the growing importance of Asia/Pacific as a whole as it houses two of the region’s biggest markets - China and India - and reflects a more focused approach for these diverse markets.

Maybank Asset Management has hired Denny Thaher to be the new head of its Indonesian operation. The Malaysia-headquartered firm has also made a number of senior hires in a bid to boost its AUM.

In Singapore Harjeet Singh has joined French bank BNP Paribas as a team head, managing director and senior banker. Singh will cover NRI clients across Singapore and South East Asia.

Standard Chartered Plc's global head of client coverage, Sean Wallace, is reported to be leaving, one of the first senior executives to depart since Bill Winters became chief executive officer.

In Australia there has been a slew of activity including:

David Glascott who has held positions at NAB, Macquarie Bank and Merrill Lynch has been appointed as head of retail distribution for Australian equities manager Prime Value Asset Management.

AMP executive director of financial planning Steve Helmich will leave AMP in September after 41 years. Since joining AMP in 1973, Mr Helmich held a number of senior roles at the institution, including leading the financial planning business.

Bennelong Funds Management has appointed a new director of institutional distribution. Ryan Durance has been named as director of distribution after leaving his position at Schroders.

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