Friday October 16 - APAC Moves – End Of The Week Roundup

As well as the senior professional moves reported on our daily news bulletins, there has been the usual flurry of career moves around the APAC region. Here is a quick roundup from the regions business hubs.

In Hong Kong:

Steve Chiu, vice-president for investment funds at Manulife Asset Management, has resigned after three years with the group and is working out his notice. After the appointment of Michael Dommermuth in the role of head of the combined business Manulife has been amalgamating its wealth and asset management units in the region.

Credit Suisse has appointed Debbie Man as its head of compliance for private banking North Asia. Prior to her role at Credit Suisse, she was head of compliance for ABN AMRO’s private banking arm in Hong Kong.

The Swiss bank is also adding to the NRI team in Hong Kong with news that Vijay Solomon will soon join them. Solomon was previously head of the North Asia team at DBS Private Bank.

Law firm Howse Williams Bowers expanded its commercial dispute resolution practice by hiring Michael Withington as a new partner from Gall Solicitors.

Chinese investment bank Haitong Securities has hired four to its equities team as it continues its expansion plan. Matthew Holland has been appointed as head of trading UK and Nick Mace as senior Asian equity sales executive while Stephen Constable-Maxwell and Richard Hall join European equity sales.

Karen Pang, who was a vice-president in Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific ECM desk, has left the bank.

In Singapore:

Michael Low has parted company with the Sarasin Trust Company (Singapore) where he was head of trust and fiduciary services for Asia.

French bank Crédit Agricole appointed Ravi Nichani to its loan origination team. Nichani will be responsible for originating and structuring corporate loans for south and southeast Asia.

US bank Citi found a replacement for Philippe Dirckx, who left in January. George Hindmarsh will take on responsibility for origination and relationship management across banks, broker-dealers, global custodians and other intermediaries for Citi’s direct custody and clearing business in the region.

Elsewhere across the APAC region:

Australia and New Zealand Bank has appointed Yingchen Guo as director to its loan syndications team in China. Shanghai-based Guo has over 15 years of experience in areas including structured commodity trade finance, asset finance, credit risk management.

Active equity manager Martin Currie has made two key hires in its Australian sales, marketing and client services team. Joining as marketing manager is Carly Bode, who will focus on the development and implementation of the marketing strategy. She will be working closely with chief investment officer Reece Birtles and his investment team.

Phil Richter has also joined Martin Currie from Perennial as a sales support manager and will focus on servicing the firm's institutional client base in Australia and Asia.

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