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Spearing brings 25 years of experience in the banking industry. DeutscheÆs GTB franchise covers cash management, trade finance and
trust & securities services including domestic custody,
Most recently, she was global head of sales for HSBCÆs GTB franchise. Prior to this posting, Spearing held the title of HSBCÆs global head of payments and cash management for 10 years.
Her resume also includes stretches at Barclays Global Services Division and Barclays de Zoete Wedd in New York, where she held senior positions. In addition, Spearing was elected to the board of directors at SWIFT in 2005.
SpearingÆs recruitment to Deutsche follows several months of regional expansion of its GTB operations. The bank has been on an aggressive hiring drive across Asia, bringing in new recruits in both regional and country specific trade finance and cash management roles.
Investors still favour private equity assets for their higher growth, better governance structures, and diversification potential.
The recent focus on greenwashing has put bond issues under greater scrutiny. However, some market participants believe this risks paralysis by analysis.
The AU$85 billion ($61.6 billion) Australian super fund has some exposure to indebted property developer Evergrande. Meanwhile, China’s construction finance is part of its core strategy in real estate.
Investors are seeing the risks, but also the opportunities of the logistics sector. Warehousing their fears for the moment, they can see it's a good conduit to high-growth assets.