Midweek Moves Across APAC – August 26th

Despite the background of turbulent equities, commodities and currencies the senior moves are keeping up their strong summer pace. Here is a synopsis of the most recent movers.

UK bank Barclays appointed Alex Aram head of credit trading for Asia Pacific. Aram, who will be based in Tokyo, will oversee Barclays' regional credit business across investment grade, high yield and distressed debt, which have been combined into one management structure.

Canada’s RBC Global Asset Management has engaged Ken Tam to be its new head of Asia. Tam has joined from Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management where he was Asia ex-Japan head of its global client group. Tam will be based in Hong Kong.

In Singapore Chandrima Das has left Bank of Singapore where she was the private bank's head of mutual funds and hedge fund selection.

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) group has hired former BNP Paribas head of RMB Julien Martin to join its fixed income and currencies group.

Peter Szekely, head of debt capital markets for Hong Kong at Standard Chartered, has left the bank.

Cigna announced the appointment of Lena Tsia as Country Manager for Cigna Singapore. In her new role Tsia will have accountability for the Singapore business, interface with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and manage the Singapore operations across both Global Health Benefits and Global IPMI.

K&L Gates has hired Markus Blenntoft as partner in its banking and asset finance practice in Singapore. Blenntoft specialises in debt capital markets and Islamic finance with a focus on international Islamic bond transactions in Southeast Asia.






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