People Digest: HSBC, Simmons & Simmons make top hires in Singapore

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HSBC Private Banking has appointed market heads for Singapore and Malaysia while international law firm Simmons & Simmons has named Dax Lim as a partner in its Singapore asset management and investment funds practice.

HSBC appoints leaders for Singapore, Malaysia 

HSBC Private Banking has appointed Ken Ng and Gary Goh as market heads for Singapore and Malaysia, respectively, according to finews.asia.

Both Ng and Goh are based in Singapore. They will report to Philip Kunz, head of Southeast Asia at HSBC Private Banking.

Ng and Goh replaced former dual-head Chow Shang-Wei who resigned earlier this year after a four-year stint at the bank

Ng is an HSBC veteran, joining the British lender in 1995 with experience across wealth management, corporate banking and risk. He joined the private banking arm in 2014 and was previously a desk head.

Goh has 23 years of experience in the financial industry and joined HSBC Private Banking in 2019 from Standard Chartered Private Bank where he headed the Singapore market.

HSBC Private Banking provides clients with wealth, business and family succession solutions in the largest and fastest-growing markets around the world.

Simmons & Simmons names Partner in Singapore

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has named Dax Lim as a partner in its Singapore asset management and investment funds practice.

Lim, who is Simmons’s Asia-Pacific venture capital and financial regulatory specialist, has significant experience in advising investment funds on structuring, formation and global investment transactions.

He also works extensively with venture-backed technology companies throughout their lifecycles advising them on debt and equity financing, strategic partnerships and regulatory and commercial matters.

 

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.