StanChart expects Beijing to extend the renminbi's daily trading band against the dollar to aid its inflation battle, triggering a rise in intra-day volatility and long bets on the currency.
The focus will be on managers that originate from Asia and the Middle East.
HSBC creates new trade finance role in Singapore and poaches Sharon Tan from Standard Chartered to help grow the business in the region.
Ex SG financier to spearhead energy deals across Asia.
Consumer banking division receives a boost from executive promotions.
The bank wins new custody business with Barclays Capital in Taiwan and Korea and also retains business in other key Asian markets.