People Digest: HSBC Singapore adds three to team; HP Wealth hires UBS staff

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HSBC Private Banking in Singapore has announced several key appointments, including the creation of two new roles, while HP Wealth Management seeks to expand its private market capabilities.

HSBC Singapore adds three to team

HSBC Private Banking in Singapore has made three key appointments in its investment services and product solutions (ISPS) team, according to an official release.

James Cheo, who has over 15 years’ portfolio strategy, asset allocation and economic research experience with international banks, has been appointed as chief market strategist, SE Asia.  He is also a member of the Global Investment Committee and Asia Regional Investment Committee.

Rowan Tan has been named Head of Global Solutions Group (GSG), SEA. He is responsible for deepening collaboration and connectivity between HSBC Singapore’s private and corporate banking businesses.

Ishan Sarkar has been named Head of Structured Products, SEA and he will be responsible for delivering equity derivatives, commodities, credits and rates structured products to clients. He replaces Wendy Ang, who has relocated to Hong Kong with HSBC.

HP Wealth hires senior personnel from UBS

Singapore-based HP Wealth Management has appointed Rosemary Liang, who was with the direct investments & corporate finance team of UBS Singapore, to expand its private market capabilities, according to a statement.

Prior to that, Liang had stints with CIMB Group and DBS Bank Taiwan. Liang will work closely with Jose Camacho who leads the Private Market team at HP Wealth Management.

HP Wealth Management was founded in 2009 by Urs Brutsch and obtained the CMS Licence from MAS in 2012. It successfully manages money on a discretionary and advisory basis for clients predominantly based in Asia.

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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.