People: StanChart, DBS make top hires; GoldenTree expands to Australia

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Standard Chartered Private Bank has made a series of appointments for Greater China and North Asia while Singapore’s DBS has appointed Daniel Li as the regional head (wealth advisory enablement & order management architecture). Meanwhile, GoldenTree Asset Management has expanded to Australia and appointed long time J P Morgan executive Russell Taylor as the Managing Director to lead its Sydney office.

StanChart private bank makes China hires

Standard Chartered Private Bank has made a series of appointments for Greater China and North Asia including Jack Wu and Pauline Ko, the veteran private bankers who have joined the bank as Managing Directors.

Both Wu and Ko will be based in Hong Kong and report to Greater China private banking regional head Vivian Chan, a report from finews said on Thursday.

Jack Wu joins the bank from HSBC where he was a Managing Director. He is a veteran private banker and has worked with Credit Suisse. Meanwhile, Ko who has also worked with Julius Baer and Merrill Lynch, is also a long time banker. She joins Standard Chartered from Deutsche Bank where she was group head for Greater China.

Among other appointments in the private banking team are Pitman Lau who joins from BNP Paribas, and Reggie Cheung who earlier worked with HSBC.

DBS hires digital wealth advisory head

Singapore’s DBS has appointed Daniel Li as the regional head, Wealth Advisory Enablement & Order Management Architecture, according to a report from finews on Thursday.

In the role, Li will work on the implementation of the regional wealth portfolio advisory framework and will report to Lim Soon Chong who is the regional head of Investment Products and Advisory.

Before taking the new role, he was the managing director and head of Digital, Wealth Management Transformation Program for Private, Priority and Business Banking at Standard Chartered Bank and has also worked with Citi.

This appointment comes from the bank that takes digitalisation very seriously and had launched a digital platform for its wealth management clients.

GoldenTree expands to Australia, hires longtime JP Morgan exec

GoldenTree Asset Management has expanded to Australia and appointed long time J P Morgan executive Russell Taylor as the Managing Director to lead its Sydney office.

Before joining GoldenTree, Taylor worked with J P Morgan for many years where he had held roles across Credit Derivatives, Structured Credit, Securitization, Loans and Rates. His last role at J P Morgan was with the sales team where he was responsible for distribution of Credit and Alternative products to financial institutions in Australia and New Zealand.

The expansion comes after the asset management firm opened a Singapore office in 2014.

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