ING Barings has appointed Xen Gladstone as head of Hong Kong research, effective July 1. The talented Mr Gladstone was previously head of research at ING Barings in the Philippines where for two years his research helped the bank win the FinanceAsia award for best foreign bank in the Philippines. Prior to working for ING, Gladstone was a fund manager with LGT and Invesco. Gladstone holds a bachelors degree in Modern History from St.Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.