Northern Trust has appointed Lawrence Au managing director and general manager of the Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited (Northern Trust Hong Kong). Au was formerly vice-president at the Bank of New York (Hong Kong & Singapore) and prior to that, with JP Morgan (HK) as vice-president in Securities Trust and Information Service. He will be an integral part of Northern Trust's expansion into nearby markets, and reports to Jeffrey Conover, senior vice-president and general manager, Asia Pacific.