Week 46: Roundup Of Senior Moves Across APAC

As week number 46 comes to an end here is a round up of some senior professional moves across the region.

Debt capital markets partner Alexander Lloyd has left Sidley Austin to rejoin Clifford Chance in Hong Kong. Lloyd advises issuers, sponsors and underwriters on high yield debt offerings across Asia. He recently advised on the issuance of $1 billion and $500 million senior notes by Car Inc. and R&F Guangzhou, respectively. He also handles equity capital markets work, representing issuers and banks on IPOs in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Nikko Asset Management Co Ltd appointed Peter Lynn as head of its global product promotions division in Singapore, effective Nov. 18. Lynn, formerly Managing Director of Nikko Asset Management New Zealand, will be responsible for promoting products across asset classes.

ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management appointed Laura Lui as head of index and quantitative investment. Lui was previously head of the exchange-traded fund and index team at Mirae Asset Global Investments, responsible for boosting the firm's ETF and index capabilities in Asia. Lui will be based in Hong Kong and will report to Richard Tang, chief executive of ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management.

Barclays has hired Sabrina Tse, a relationship manager, from Coutts, Tse will be based in Hong Kong.

Peter Szekely, formerly of Standard Chartered, has joined ANZ as its new head of specialty funds for Asia. In his new role Szekely will cover specialty funds, including financial sponsors and sovereign wealth funds in various asset classes, and assist in co-ordinating product strategies and developing financing solutions.

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) has appointed James Shekerdemian as head of prime services for Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Shekerdemian reports locally to Frank Drouet, head of global markets, Asia Pacific, and globally to Chris Topple and Christophe Lattuada, co-heads of prime services.

Chris Brooke, former head of CBRE’s China operations, and more recently the director of its consulting division for Asia Pacific, is leaving the real estate agency after 12 years.

Brooke’s resignation was announced in an email to clients from CBRE APAC Executive Chairman Rob Blain recently, and is the third major change revealed to the agency’s senior management in Asia over the last few weeks.












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