Abu Dhabi sovereign fund poaches from RREEF, PineBridge names Middle East CIO, Barclays and UBS make senior equity appointments, and Blackpeak adds advisers.
First State names new CIO, Baker joins Millennium, BlackRock adds alternatives co-head, Citi creates fund services role, Nomura appoints head of Asia equities, new Korea head at Deutsche, BoA-Merrill hires equity strategist, Deacons adds partner.
Panellists at an AsianInvestor/FinanceAsia conference see rising focus on credit quality and expect more issuers to seek credit ratings before launching offshore RMB bonds.
Jason Todd will join the Indian investment bank and securities firm in Hong Kong as global head of equity strategy.
The private-equity firm signs agreements with the governments in Shanghai and Chongqing to set up two renminbi-denominated funds of Rmb5 billion each to invest in Chinese companies.
Mike Di Iorio joins from Nomura as the UK bank continues to build its equities platform in the region.