Ulrich has been appointed as a managing director based in Hong Kong and will report to Ed Peter, head of Asian Equities and Richard Jones, head of equity research.

As head of equity research and product for Greater China, Ulrich will be responsible for managing all aspects of the bnak's equity business in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. She will particularly focus on developing the market's leading research platform for China.

Ulrich was previously at CLSA Emerging Markets in New York, where she spent over two years being responsible for top institutional client relationships globally. Between 1996 and 2000, she led a top-rated China research team for CLSA in Hong Kong and was voted best China analyst for five straight years.