Deutsche appoints Citibank veteran
Deutsche Bank have appointed Citibank veteran Sanjiv Vohra as head of corporate banking coverage, Asia Pacific. He will be based in Singapore and will report to Venky Vishwanathan.
Vohra spent 24 years with Citibank and held various senior positions across Asia, including head of corporate banking South Asia and chief country officer for the Philippines.
In his new role, he will focus on driving Deutsche Bank’s multinational corporate client business, both Asia inbound and outbound, and will also aim to further grow Deutsche Bank’s Asia local corporate client portfolio.
He also spent three years with ABN Amro, where he was head of corporate banking India and then head of consumer industries for Asia Pacific. Most recently, Vohra was CEO-designate at RBS India.
RBS announces senior appointments in South Korea
Royal Bank of Scotland has announced several senior appointments in South Korea.
Bryan (Bumshoo) Park has rejoined RBS as head of international banking, Korea. Park rejoins RBS from HSBC Korea, where he was head of the financial institutions group, global banking. Prior to HSBC, he worked at RBS and ABN Amro Korea between 2004-2009. He spent his early career years with major Korean corporates including Daewoo Group and Samsung C&T (Samsung Group).
Shyong Lee has relocated from Tokyo to Seoul to head transaction services in Korea. His remit covers both origination and product management support.
Lee joined RBS in 1999 and was initially based in Singapore working on M&A and equity capital market transactions in Southeast Asia. He held a client coverage role in 2002 before moving to Tokyo to lead the multinational corporate business.
Meanwhile, Joo Hyun Oh has been appointed head of debt capital markets for Korea. Oh will lead RBS’s debt origination business in the country, supporting full range of Korean issuers’ international funding needs. In addition, Oh is also the branch manager for RBS’s securities business in Korea.
Oh has over 20 years of experience in debt capital markets, corporate coverage and relationship management with major international firms, including Barclays Capital Asia, Deutsche Bank, UBS Warburg Securities, and Bankers Trust Company.
New role for Stoker at JP Morgan
Martijn Stoker has joined JP Morgan as head of liquidity management and escrow for transaction services in Asia Pacific, a newly-created role. He will be based in Singapore.
Stoker joins from BNP Paribas Asia where he was responsible for corporate deposit and liquidity management in the region.
Prior to that, he spent three and a half years at Standard Chartered as global head of liquidity management products. Stoker also spent more than 10 years at ABN Amro in a variety of roles covering regional treasury.
BNPP hires new head of Apac investment
BNP Paribas Investment Partners has appointed Pieter Oyens as head of Asia Pacific investment specialists.
In his new role, Oyens will lead a team of investment specialists providing an interface between BNPP IP’s Asian investment centres, customer relationship managers and clients globally. He is based in Hong Kong. Oyens joined BNPP IP from Hong Kong-based managing director at Harvest Global Investments.
Manulife expands portfolio specialist team
Manulife Asset Management is expanding its portfolio specialist team and has hired Michelle Ng as a managing director and portfolio specialist responsible for asset allocation strategies.
The position has been newly created and will be based in Hong Kong. Ng will report locally to James Chen, head of institutional business & relationship management, international, and functionally to Boston-based Jeffrey Santerre, senior managing director and global head, portfolio specialist team.
Ng has almost 15 years of professional experience, including eight years in the investments advisory industry and seven years as an actuarial analyst covering employee benefits. She joins from Mercer Investments and previously worked with Watson Wyatt Hong Kong, Mercer Human Resources Consulting and Watson Wyatt Australia.
Peng returns to Citi
Ken Peng has joined Citi Private Bank from BNP Paribas. As investment strategist for the Asia Pacific region, he will be based in Hong Kong and will report to Steven Wieting, global chief investment strategist and So-Yon Sohn, Asia Pacific head of investments.
Peng previously spent two years at BNP Paribas where he was senior China economist. Prior to that, he worked for Citi Investment Research for 11 years. Based in Beijing and Shanghai, he covered China macro investment themes and Asia regional economics. He has also covered the United States economy and markets for Citi Investment Research in New York.
Barings names new global resources head
Duncan Goodwin has been named the new head of global resources at Baring Asset Management.
Goodwin will be based in London and will report to Tim Scholefield, head of equities. He will be responsible for managing the global resources team as well as being lead manager on the Baring Global Resources Fund.
With over 19 year’ finance and investment experience, Goodwin joins from Martin Currie where he was lead manager of the firm’s global resources fund since its launch. Prior to that, he worked at Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Lehman Brothers as an equity research analyst, specialising in European energy companies, and began his career at Shell International.