People on the move – October 30

Asiamoney PLUS highlights the latest job changes from across the fixed income and financial markets.

  • 30 Oct 2013
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Cathay United names RBS banker as China CEO

Cathay United Bank has hired a former RBS banker as its new CEO for Greater China. Sam Lin, who resigned from RBS in July, was a managing director in its financial institution group (FIG) Asia Pacific.

He started at Cathay United on October 25 and is based in Hong Kong.

Lin worked at RBS for eight years and before that he was head of DCM and derivatives sales at ABN Amro Bank, based in Taiwan. A spokesperson from RBS confirmed the move and said that Lin had not been replaced at the bank.

CLSA snaps up entire HK team from Citic Securities

Citic Securities International (CSI)’s 20-strong office will now report to their counterparts in CLSA’s ECM and corporate finance, and research and sales teams.

In July, Citic Securities International (CSI) bought CLSA from Crédit Agricole for US$1.2 billion and the transfer of reporting lines will begin on November 1, when some of the most senior ECM bankers will move. A second round of transfers should be complete by December.

SocGen adds Korea DCM chief

SG Securities Korea Co has promoted Andrew Kim to head of debt capital markets for Korea. He has more than 25 years of experience, mostly in fixed income sales and DCM.

Based in Seoul, he reports to Inhwan Oh, chief executive of SG Securities Korea Co and Yves Jacob, head of debt capital markets for Asia Pacific.

Kim had been head of financial institutions group since joining the firm in July 2011. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas, based in Hong Kong and Seoul.

Choi heads up CIMB’s North Asian equities

John Choi, CIMB’s regional head of sales, has taken up an extra position and has now become the Malaysian bank’s head of North Asia equities.

He will relocate to Hong Kong from Seoul and replaces Peter Irvine who will be moving to a new position in the office of CIMB chief executive Nazir Razak on November 1. Before joining CIMB last year, Choi was worked for RBS and ABN Amro for 12 years.

In addition, CIMB’s co-head of regional research Toh Hoon Chew will be stepping down and leaving the industry to pursue other interests. Toh joined CIMB in 2002 having spent seven years with CLSA, Jardine Fleming Securities and J.P. Morgan. The other co-head of regional research, Jim McCafferty will take control of the team.

CIMB has also made two senior appointments to its Hong Kong and China sales team with Sisi Li joining from Keywise Capital management and Victoria Le from Goldpebble Research.

Before joining Keywise in 2010, Li spent two years at Goldman Sachs. Le worked for almost five years as a Hong Kong and China specialist at Deutsche Bank’s Asian equity sales desk before her move to Goldpebble last year.

UBS in senior SE Asia hires

Agung Prabowo will rejoin UBS as head of corporate client services for Indonesia. He has more than 18 years of origination and execution experience at a number of banks.

Most recently he was head of investment banking for Indonesia at Barclays Capital Securities Indonesia. Before that he was head of investment banking for Mandiri Securities. He worked in UBS’s investment banking team in Indonesia from mid-2007 until mid-2012.

In addition, Weeratos Simapichaicheth will join the bank as head of corporate client solutions for Thailand. He has more than 11 years experience in the market and most recently he was assistant managing director at Phatra Securities.

Sufyan Abdul Jabbar has also joined the bank as head of corporate client solutions for Malaysia. He joins from CIMB where he was a director, and the appointment is effective from January 2.

ANZ loans gains in Indonesia

ANZ’s loan syndications team has hired a new director for South and Southeast Asia. Ronny will be relocating to Jakarta from Singapore, where he was previously working at Standard Chartered as a director in the structured trade finance and financing solutions team for Southeast Asia.

Ronny's position, which is newly created, will see him focusing on loan syndication activity from Indonesia. He will report locally to Sity Leo Samudera, head of institutional for ANZ Indonesia, and functionally to Carl Roberts, head of loan syndications for South and Southeast Asia.

BTMU adds one in loan origination

Huang Wei has joined Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi-UFJ (BTMU) as an assistant vice-president in the loans origination team.

Wei joins the Japanese lender after more than seven years working at United Overseas Bank as vice-president, loans origination, covering Indonesia, Greater China and Singapore.

In her new position at BTMU, Wei will handle only Indonesia and China origination, and will report to Charles Mok, vice-president of loans origination for Southeast Asia. Wei, who is based in Singapore, started at BTMU on October 1.

Barclays poaches JPM’s Fernandez for FICC research

David Fernandez, who joins as a managing director, will lead Barclays fixed income currency and commodities (FICC) research teams in the region as well delivering thematic, regional and cross-product research.

Fernandez joins Barclays following a 15 year career at J.P. Morgan, in New York and Singapore, where his last position was chief economist and head of market strategy, emerging Asia.

Previously, he spent five years as assistant professor in the economics department at Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC, and served as an economist in the administration of President George Bush Senior and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Eastspring hires chief risk officer

Eastspring Investments, the asset management arm of Prudential Corporation Asia has hired Gwee Siew Ping as chief risk officer. She will be based in Singapore, reporting to the firm’s chief executive Guy Strapp.

She will replace Lakshman Kumar who retires later this year from his role as head of risk, compliance and governance. The role will be effective from October 21.

She joins the firm from Schroders Investment Management where she was regional head of compliance and risk for Asia Pacific. She joined Schroders in 1997 and before this worked for Swiss Bank Corporation and J.P. Morgan.

Baker & McKenzie takes on Japan partner

Jeremy White has joined Baker & McKenzie’s Tokyo office as a partner in the corporate mergers and acquisitions group, as of October 24.

He previously worked for a major law firm in London and moved to their Tokyo office in August 2007 to focus on outbound transactions for Japanese conglomerates and inbound work for global corporations.

Baker & McKenzie takes on Japan partner

Jeremy White has joined Baker & McKenzie’s Tokyo office as a partner in the corporate mergers and acquisitions group, as of October 24.

He previously worked for a major law firm in London and moved to their Tokyo office in August 2007 to focus on outbound transactions for Japanese conglomerates and inbound work for global corporations.

  • 30 Oct 2013

Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 8,013.43 23 16.84%
2 HSBC 4,701.26 20 9.88%
3 JPMorgan 3,857.21 16 8.10%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,334.38 12 7.01%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,101.20 11 4.41%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Citi 2,421.53 5 33.29%
2 HSBC 937.89 2 12.90%
3 Itau BBA 916.67 2 12.60%
4 Bradesco BBI 900.00 2 12.37%
5 Morgan Stanley 800.00 1 11.00%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 Standard Chartered Bank 295.00 1 32.24%
1 HSBC 295.00 1 32.24%
1 Credit Agricole CIB 295.00 1 32.24%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 30.00 1 3.28%
Subtotal 915.00 2 100.00%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 UniCredit 4,163.05 29 12.35%
2 ING 3,184.83 25 9.45%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,911.64 17 8.64%
4 Citi 2,741.75 18 8.13%
5 HSBC 1,822.32 18 5.41%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jan 2017
1 State Bank of India 262.46 3 12.40%
1 Citi 262.46 3 12.40%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 242.57 3 11.46%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 191.19 2 9.03%
4 DBS 191.19 2 9.03%