J.P. Morgan’s Lee joins Deutsche Singapore
Philip Lee has joined Deutsche Bank as chief country officer for Singapore and vice chairman for Southeast Asia, effective July 8. He will take over from Ronny Tan as chief country officer for Singapore. Tan will continue working at Deutsche Bank as vice chairman for Singapore.
Lee will report to Gunit Chadha and Alan Cloete, co-chief executive officers for Asia Pacific. He joins the bank from J.P. Morgan where he has worked since 1995. His most recent position was senior country officer for Singapore and CEO of Southeast Asian investment banking.
Before joining J.P. Morgan, Lee worked at Citibank and Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Gamble to head hedge fund sales at CS
Paul Gamble has joined Credit Suisse in Singapore as a managing director in the Asia Pacific fixed income group, primarily focusing on the distribution of emerging markets financing products into hedge funds and mezzanine funds . He left Deutsche Bank at the end of January, from his position as head of Asian credit sales, as part of a restructure of the bank’s sales products group.
His duties at Deutsche Bank were taken over by Matthew Blackwell, head of interest rate and commodities sales Asia, and David Beale, head of global finance and FX sales.
At Credit Suisse, Gamble will report jointly to Carl Bautista, Apac head of emerging markets credit and Savady Yem, Apac head of fixed income sales.
HSBC creates Strategic Energy Solutions Group team
HSBC has created a new team called the Strategic Energy Solutions Group (SESG), which will be jointly led by William Stevens, head of reserve based advisory and lending, and Philippie Khoury, former president and CEO of Atlantic trading and marketing.
Stevens will be based in London and Khoury will be based in Hong Kong. Both will report to Matthew Wallace, global head of HSBC’s resource and energy team.
In addition, the bank has made several hires to the team in Singapore. Albert Lam will become a director of SESG for Asia-Pacific. He joins from Standard Bank where he was head of oil and gas coverage and reserves based lending (RBL) for Southeast Asia.
Sébastien Bruyant will also join as a director of SESG, based in Singapore. Previously, he was with HSBC's commodity and structured trade finance business.
RBS appoints head of Apac cash management
Patricia Lim has been named the head of cash management for Asia Pacific, according to an internal announcement seen by Asiamoney PLUS.
Lim has been regional head of solutions and client delivery since 2012. She has worked in transaction services for more than 15 years and in the past has held roles including country head of Thailand, product head of China and regional sales for Hong Kong, at Citi and HSBC.
She will report directly to Manfred Schmoelz, head of transaction services for Asia Pacific and Steve Everett, global head of cash management at RBS.
ANZ hires global private banking MD
Manfred Liechti has joined ANZ as managing director, global private banking, effective from May 3. He will report to Joyce Phillips, CEO for global wealth at the bank.
Liechti joins from Coutts private bank where he was managing director and market head of Southeast Asia and has more than 25 years experience in Switzerland, London, Sydney and Singapore.
He spent most of his career at UBS in a variety of wealth management roles, including head of financial intermediaries for Asia Pacific, country head for Indonesia and regional sales manager for Southeast Asia.
John Body who has been acting head of ANZ’s global private banking business since August 2012 will continue in his role as managing director of wealth for New Zealand.
Timblick to head Asia at Houlihan Lokey
David Timblick has been appointed managing director and head of Asia including Japan at Houlihan Lokey. He is based in Hong Kong.
He joins the investment bank from Lazard Asia, where he has worked for 14 years, most recently as head of the advisory practice in Asia. Before this he held senior roles at the Korea Merchant Banking Corporation and Arthur Andersen Consulting. He began his career in 1990.
Ovaert to head Northern Trust HK
Brian Ovaert has been named Hong Kong country executive at Northern Trust. He has worked for the company for 21 years and moves to Hong Kong from Bangalore, where he was CEO of Northern Operating Services, which specialises in back and middle-office investment services for Northern Trust clients.
In addition to this role, Ovaert has been Asia Pacific regional head of operations and technology (O&T) for Northern Trust since 2012. He will continue in the O&T role, overseeing teams in Singapore, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Bangalore. Before working in India, Ovaert held executive roles in London and Chicago.
UBS GAM hires Apac head of global real estate
UBS Global Asset Management has appointed Trevor Cooke as managing director and head of global real estate for Asia Pacific, effective May 27. He will report to Thomas Wels, head of global real estate, and will be based in Sydney.
He joins UBS from Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) where he was managing director, strategy and international business development. Before this, he worked at real estate and infrastructure fund manager AMP Capital Brookfield for four years.
Simmons & Simmons hires partner from K&L Gates
Alan Xu has joined Simmons & Simmons as a corporate partner in the Shanghai office, effective May 2. He joins from K&L Gates in Hong Kong where he was counsel in the China transactions group.
He advises Chinese, US and European multinationals and private equity firms on M&A, investment and joint venture transactions in China. He works in the financial institutions, life sciences, energy and infrastructure and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors.
Clifford Chance promotes 13 to consultant in Apac
Law firm Clifford Chance has promoted 13 senior lawyers to counsel/consultant in Asia Pacific, effective May 1.
In Hong Kong, Angela Chan will focus on capital markets, Edward Johnson on litigation and dispute resolution and Susan Wong will specialise in finance. In Perth, Nathan Landis will centre on litigation and dispute resolution and Yu Bing will take on a similar role in Shanghai.
In Singapore, Mark Adams and Daniel Tan will specialise in finance, Sze-Shing Tan in corporate law, Mabel Tay in capital markets and Anton Trixl in finance. Sydney-based Laura Sheridan Mouton will focus on finance. In Tokyo, Keisuke Imon will take on a finance based role and Yasuyuki Takayama will focus on capital markets.