Australia''s debt and equity markets in 2005 will be influenced by companies needing to fund M&A transactions, says Kevin Skelton, country head of Merrill Lynch.
The institutional fund and risk manager is building off established businesses in Hong Kong and Australia.
Hong KongÆs SFC says the MPF and the growth of guaranteed funds have more than offset dwindling institutional assets.
After appointing a new head of investment banking last week Salomon Smith Barney hires Wahid Butt as its new head of research for Korea.
KPMG Hong Kong has made four new appointments based in Hong Kong and Beijing.