APAC People Moves – End Of Week Roundup - September 11th

The Asian Wealth Times broke several high profile hiring stories again this week, now here is an and of week synopsis of recent professional moves since midweek.

Hong Kong:

In Hong Kong Alternative investment fund placement agent Monument Group hired three for its team, Albert Jun joined the firm as a director, Sabrina Meng as senior associate and Kris Ho as operations manager.

According to reports out of Hong Kong Nigel Sze, Julius Baer’s head of Hong Kong and China is leaving the bank.

Towers Watson a leading global professional services company, announced the appointment of Richard Collis as Managing Director, Regional Leader, Risk Consulting and Software, Asia Pacific. In his new role, which took effect on September 1st 2015, Richard is based in Hong Kong.

Kirkland & Ellis has appointed former Linklaters' partner David Irvine to join them in Hong Kong. Irvine specializes in cross-border leveraged and acquisition finance transactions advising international institutions.


Former Goldman Sachs banker Hsin Yue Yong joined Wilmar, the world’s biggest palm-oil processor, as general manager for special projects.

JP Morgan Chase and Co has hired Jonathan Cavenagh as executive director and head of EM Asia FX Strategy. Cavenagh will be based in Singapore.

Joyce A. Tan & Partners has hired Sheena Jacob as partner and joint head of intellectual property. Jacob moved from from Bird & Bird, where she was head of privacy and data protection for Asia Pacific.

Elsewhere in the region - UBS Global Asset Management has appointed Jonathan Baird into the newly created role of fixed income specialist. Baird joins UBS from Zenith Investment Partners and will be based in Sydney.

Carmel Hourigan has been named as the new global head of property at AMP Capital, she will take up her new post in early November.

Aberdeen Asset Management (Aberdeen) has announced that Dong-Ki (DK) Kim has joined the firm in Seoul in a new role as senior manager. The appointment comes as the company looks to expand its activities under its representative licence – it currently acts as a liaison and contact point for institutions in Korea.





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