BSI names new Asia chief; BlackRock adds equity PM; RBC WM hires head of discretionary; LaSalle creates Australia funds head role; AMP Capital continues revamp; Challenger replaces funds chief; RHB appoints retail head; Milbank opens Korea office; and Withers partners Khattar Wong.
Esther Heer's exit from the private bank comes following its recently agreed acquisition by Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual.
She aims to double the North Asia team in five years, with initial sights set on a Greater China head, now that the Swiss firm has booking-centre status in Hong Kong.
Hanspeter Brunner and Esther Heer outline their regional plans, including bulking up in Hong Kong and determining the best onshore strategy for China and India.
The RBS Coutts veteran becomes the next to depart the UK firm for the Swiss private bank, which has also hired Ciro Ahmad as chief operating officer.
Ignatius KK (Iggy) Chong replaces Heer as the new head of private banking for North Asia at RBS Coutts.