Citigroup Investment Banking has poached Edward Lam from Morgan Stanley for a newly created role in its Hong Kong offices. Lam joins Citi as a director and head of Hong Kong corporate finance and will report directly to Mark Renton, the bank's head of investment banking for Asia-Pacific.

Upon joining Citi, Lam will be responsible for managing relationships with Hong Kong corporate clients and executing advisory and capital market transactions. To his new employers, Lam brings over 14 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and accounting.

At Morgan Stanley, Lam was most recently an executive director in the TMT team in Hong Kong. In this position, he was focused primarily on the telecoms and media sectors. While in this post, he was also responsible for the origination and execution of a broad range of telecoms, media and internet transactions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lam joined Morgan Stanley in New York in 1997 in its mergers, acquisitions and restructuring team, where his responsibilities included advising and executing on M&A, IPO and equity offerings. He was previously a licensed CPA with Coopers and Lybrand in Los Angeles.