HSBC Private Banking strengthens investment coverage

Firm hires Lina Lim as regional head of discretionary, Asia; Rocky Cheung as head of investment counselling for mainland China and Taiwan; and Simon Hwang as investment counselling team head for China

HSBC Private Banking has made several new hires to expand its Investment Services and Product Solutions (ISPS) Group leadership team in Asia-Pacific. The new senior hires are part of HSBC Private Banking’s efforts to deliver investment product expertise and advice in Asia, and significantly grow the business in the coming years.

On the product side, Lina Lim has been appointed as regional head of discretionary, Asia, HSBC Private Banking.

Lim joins HSBC Private Banking from J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, where she worked for over a decade in a number of roles, most recently spearheading the Institutional Wealth Management’s discretionary business in Asia for family offices, endowments and foundations.

Prior to her time at J.P. Morgan, Lim was senior portfolio manager with Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management. Based in Hong Kong, Lina will continue the focus on growing HSBC Private Banking’s Discretionary business in Asia, overseeing the development of customized portfolio and discretionary portfolio management in the region. Lim reports to Abdel Ben Tkhayet and Jackie Mau, co-heads of ISPS, Asia Pacific, HSBC Private Banking.

In order to strengthen investment counselling coverage for mainland China and Taiwan markets, two additional hires have been made.

Rocky Cheung has been appointed as head of investment counselling, mainland China and Taiwan markets. Cheung joins HSBC Private Banking from DBS Private Bank, where he was head of investment product and advisory. Cheung has over 24 years of financial industry and private banking experience, with a focus on private clients.

Prior to his time at DBS, Cheung focused on derivatives trading system design for the Hong Kong Futures Exchange. Based in Hong Kong, Cheung will lead all the investment counsellors covering mainland China and Taiwan Markets. Cheung reports to Jackie Mau and Abdel Ben Tkhayet, co-heads of ISPS, Asia Pacific, HSBC Private Banking.

Simon Hwang is appointed as investment counselling team head for the mainland China market. Hwang joins HSBC Private Banking from Citi Private Bank, where he led the mainland China and Taiwan Investment Counselling Team. He has over 19 years of investment advisory experience from global banks, corporations and hedge funds.

Prior to his time at Citi, Hwang worked at China Everbright Holdings and Ludgate Hill Investment Management and co-founded investment firm, Pangu Capital. Hwang reports to Rocky Cheung, head of investment counselling, mainland China and Taiwan markets, HSBC Private Banking.

Jackie Mau, co-head of ISPS, Asia Pacific, HSBC Private Banking, says, “As clients in Asia look to grow their wealth in uncertain times, they seek more sophisticated advice and greater access to a wide variety of investment capability. With their extensive industry experience, Lina, Rocky and Simon further enhance our ability to deliver a market-leading investment proposition to our clients.”

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Date

11 Sep 2019

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