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FSA People Moves (2 June – 8 June 2021)

Amundi's Hong Kong boss; New roles at State Street; Lombard Odier adds Asia fund manager; Credit Suisse promotion; Bank of Singapore hires; India head at Julius Baer.
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New Hong Kong boss at Amundi

Amundi has appointed Kerry Ching as chief executive officer in Hong Kong.

She has over two decades of financial industry experience across different markets in Asia. Most recent role prior to joining Amundi was managing director at AMP Capital Asia Limited from 2012 to 2019 where she was responsible for business development.

Before this, Ching held several leadership roles in various global asset managers from 1999 – 2012. She was country head at FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited, managing director at UBS Global Asset Management (Hong Kong) and Chief Executive Officer at Invesco Hong Kong.

Hong Kong and Taiwan heads appointed at State Street

State Street appointed Pauline Wong as head of Hong Kong and Ilona Chen as head of Taiwan, effective immediately. These newly created roles will report to Mostapha Tahiri, chief executive officer for Asia Pacific.

Based in Hong Kong and Taipei respectively, Wong and Chen will be responsible for leading and executing the enterprise-wide business strategy, developing talent, and managing relationships with local government officials and regulators in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Wong and Chen will oversee all State Street’s businesses in Hong Kong and Taiwan respectively.

Wong joined State Street in 2011 and was most recently Asia Pacific lead for the firm’s client program office. She has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. Before joining State Street, she worked in various positions at HSBC in trustee services, private banking and securities services covering the Asian region.

Chen joined State Street in 1993 and helped establish the firm’s asset servicing business in Taipei in 1995. Her most recent role was head of Institutional Services for Greater China.

State Street opened its Hong Kong and Taiwan offices in 1982 and 1995 respectively.

Lombard Odier bolsters Asian equities fund management team

June Chua joined Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) on 3 June as a portfolio manager in the Asian / Emerging Markets equities team, based in Hong Kong. She arrives from Harvest Global, where she was head of Asian equities.

In her role, Chua co-runs LOIM’s Asian / EM Equities franchise with Odile Lange-Broussy. Together they oversee the $2bn AUM platform across three core strategies: EM High Conviction, Asia High Conviction and China High Conviction.  She has specific co-lead PM responsibility for the Asia High Conviction and EM High Conviction strategies.

Promotion for Credit Suisse Thailand and Vietnam private banker

Tammy Tan has been appointed as Credit Suisse private banking team leader for the Thailand and Vietnam market. She reports to Marcus Slöör, market group head for the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Tan joined Credit Suisse in 2014, and was most recently an investment consulting team head for the Thailand and Vietnam markets.  She has 19 years of experience in the financial sector including institutional sales and investment consulting with high and ultra-high net worth clients in Thailand and Singapore alongside family offices.

Bank of Singapore poaches from Julius Baer

Olive Wang has joined Bank of Singapore private bank from Julius Baer. She has been appointed director, senior product specialist of managed investment, private markets & alternatives.

At Julius Baer, she was a director since May 2017, and was previously a fund specialist at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, and had roles at EFG (HK) Bank and Dah Sing Bank 2007.

Julius Baer hires India head

Bank Julius Baer has poached Rahul Malhotra as head global India and developed markets to succeed Torsten Linke, who is retiring, to lead the onshore and offshore teams to serve our clients from the Indian diaspora in addition to covering Japan (HK, SG and CH) and the Asia team based in Switzerland.

Malhotra will be based in Singapore starting 1 September 2021, and will report to Jimmy Lee, head Asia Pacific and member of the executive board at Bank Julius Baer.

Rahul has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining Julius Baer, he was head of Southeast Asia and previously head of South Asia at JP Morgan Private Bank for 10 years covering clients in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and NRIs across regions and was most recently responsible for special projects of the International PB.

Before that, he was head of wealth management for Asia at Merrill Lynch and built the Global India business. Earlier in his career, Rahul spent 20 years in Citibank where he was based in India, Dubai, London and Singapore. At Citibank, he held various senior leadership positions including global head of NRI and head of retail banking for Asia.

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