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State Street names Keogh head of alternative investment solutions in Asia
By Reuters
09/02/2014 12:24:58 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—State Street Corp., the world's second-largest standalone custody bank, said on Tuesday [Sept. 2] it appointed Bob Keogh as head of alternative investment solutions for the Asia Pacific region.
Citigroup names James Boyle as global head of equity derivatives
By Reuters
07/25/2014 3:26:55 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—Citigroup Inc. has named James Boyle as global head of equity derivatives, according to an internal memo, replacing Simon Yates who left for New York hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC in early July.
ISDA names O'Malia as CEO
By Reuters
07/23/2014 3:34:58 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA, a global derivatives trade group, said on Wednesday [July 23] it had appointed leading U.S.
Soros Asia hedge fund spin-out hires ex-Goldman exec as CFO
By Reuters
04/25/2014 12:21:44 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—Pleiad Investment Advisors, a hedge fund spin-out from Soros Fund Management, has hired former Goldman Sachs prime brokerage executive Vien Chiu as its chief financial officer, as it prepares to launch in the third quarter of 2014. Johannes Kaps, chief executive officer of HS Group, which is providing seed capital to the hedge fund launch in Hong Kong this year, confirmed the appointment.
Goldman loses four Asia prime brokerage execs to rivals
By Reuters
04/23/2014 12:57:19 PM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—At least four mid-level executives are leaving Goldman Sachs Group's Asia prime brokerage unit to join rival banks, people familiar with the matter said, just as the regional hedge fund industry is starting to pick up. Prime brokers cater exclusively to hedge funds, clearing trades and lending money.
Newedge's commodities, currencies chief leaves
By Reuters
12/12/2013 4:09:23 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Newedge Group's global commodities and currencies chief, John Fay, has left the U.S.-based futures brokerage ahead of a major ownership change.
Citigroup adds director with hedge fund, banking experience
By Reuters
12/11/2013 11:34:48 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Citigroup Inc. named Duncan Hennes, a co-founder of bank advisory firm Promontory Financial Group and a former CEO of Soros Fund Management, to its board of directors on Wednesday [Dec.
Deutsche names MENA asset management co-heads
By Reuters
10/23/2013 11:03:30 AM ET

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Reuters)—Deutsche Bank has appointed Fahad Albader and Adel Dagher as co-heads of its asset and wealth management coverage for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), eyeing business from sovereign wealth funds and family firms in the region. Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds, including the likes of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Kuwait Investment Authority, hold about $2 trillion in assets, luring large global banks and asset management firms to the region who are seeking a share of the business.
Segantii COO leaving $780 million hedge fund
By Reuters
10/03/2013 11:26:03 AM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—Segantii Capital's Chief Operating Officer Nigel Hellewell is leaving the company a year after joining one of the most successful home-grown hedge funds in Asia. Hellewell joined Segantii from London-based BlueCrest Capital Management last year.
Goldman, Ex-Mirae CIO to launch Asia long/short hedge funds
By Reuters
09/19/2013 11:03:56 AM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and Cong Li, the former chief investment officer of Mirae Asset Global Investment (Hong Kong), are preparing to start separate Asian hedge funds as fund launches gather pace in the second half of the year in the region. Goldman is raising money for Oryza Capital, an Asia-focused long/short equities hedge fund it set up this month, according to a document seen by Reuters.
Deutsche Bank Names New Asia Pacific Investment Bank Heads
By Reuters
08/12/2013 10:30:08 AM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—Deutsche Bank AG has named Michael Ormaechea and Bhupinder Singh as co-heads for its corporate banking and securities unit for the Asia Pacific region, according to an internal memo obtained by Reuters on Monday [Aug. 12].
HSBC Names New Asia Heads of Capital Financing, Markets
By Reuters
08/09/2013 11:36:38 AM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—HSBC has named Stephen Williams as head of capital financing for Asia Pacific, a new role that encompasses all of the bank's capital markets and deal execution capabilities for clients in the region, according to a memo obtained by Reuters on Friday [Aug. 10].
High-Yield Asia Debt Boom Spurs Ex-RBS Exec to Start Hedge Fund
By Reuters
08/05/2013 10:50:12 AM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—A trio of French ex-bankers led by former Royal Bank of Scotland Group managing director Geoffroy Wallier are planning a $40 million Asia fund, seeking to cash in on a red-hot Asian credit market that offers the potential for much greater returns than Western counterparts. The launch, part of a global trend of bankers starting their own hedge funds as U.
U.S. SEC Lawyer Who Oversaw Financial Crisis Cases to Leave
By Reuters
07/16/2013 3:54:16 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Kenneth Lench, a 23-year veteran attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who oversaw many financial crisis-related cases against Wall Street, is retiring from the agency and returning to the private sector.
AIMA CEO Baker to Step Down
By Reuters
06/12/2013 10:52:05 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The chief executive of hedge fund lobby the Alternative Investment Management Association, Andrew Baker, will step down at the end of 2013, AIMA said on Wednesday [June 12]. Mr.
LME Chief to Quit After Hong Kong Sale Triumph
By Reuters
06/06/2013 2:45:30 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Martin Abbott quit as chief of the London Metal Exchange on Thursday [June 6], six months after triumphantly steering a sale to Hong Kong owners of the world's biggest marketplace for materials such as copper and zinc. While admirers and critics credit him for persuading the 137-year old London institution's fractious shareholders to accept the $2.
Goldman's Special Situations Group Names New Global Head
By Reuters
05/01/2013 3:26:04 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has named Julian Salisbury to become head of its Global Special Situations Group, as current head Jason Brown retires, according to memos sent on Wednesday [May 1] that were obtained by Reuters.
Noble Hires Evans to Bolster Base Metals Operations
By Reuters
04/29/2013 3:07:01 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Goldman Sachs' former senior physical metals trader Scott Evans will join Noble Group as the Hong Kong-based commodity trading house expands its base metals operations. Mr.
Zames' Star Ascends in Latest JPMorgan Shakeup
By Reuters
04/29/2013 11:00:34 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—JPMorgan Chase & Co. said on Sunday [April 28] Matt Zames will fully assume the role of chief operating officer as his former partner in the job leaves, which was part of the latest management shakeup at the biggest U.
SAC Capital Loses Staff in Hong Kong at Challenging Time
By Reuters
04/15/2013 10:48:39 AM ET

HONG KONG (Reuters)—SAC Capital Advisors, run by hedge fund titan Steven Cohen, has lost seven staff in Hong Kong and relocated five others there to New York and London, according to regulatory filings and people familiar with the matter. The departures come at a challenging time for the firm, with investors in February submitting redemption notices to pull around $1.

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