Goldman Sachs’s head of capital introductions for Asia-Pacific, Tanvir Ghani, has left the US bank’s regional prime broking team based in Hong Kong, AsianInvestor can confirm.

Ghani, who has worked at Goldman for the past 10 years, departed last week. A source says he is set to join a US-based hedge fund client of Goldman, Lone Pine Capital.

Lone Pine manages $17 billion in assets through a long/short equity strategy. However, neither Ghani nor an executive from Lone Pine’s representative office in Hong Kong could be reached for confirmation.

A spokeswoman from Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong confirmed Ghani's departure, and told AsianInvestor that Laurianne Curtil had assumed responsiblity as Asia-Pacific head of capital introductions.

Curtil has been a member of Goldman's cap-intro team in London since 2005 and relocated to Hong Kong in January 2010 in a senior cap-intro capacity.

She will now be responsible for Goldman's Asia-Pacific cap-intro effort, which consists of a regional team of five with additional coverage in Europe and the US.

Goldman had just been named best Asian prime brokerage at AsianInvestor’s Service Provider Awards ceremony, held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong this week.

Prior to joining Goldman in 2001, Ghani worked at Wells Fargo for six years until 1999 and was vice-president when he left.