The UK firm has poached from Citi and Hong Leong Bank to fill two newly created roles, including head of investment counselling for Southeast Asia.
HSBC Private Bank's Asia head of investment strategy criticises Beijing's approach to stock market regulation, in unusually frank comments during a panel discussion.
The firm has promoted Christopher Marquis to global head of private wealth solutions, taking over the position from Bernard Rennell, who remains Asia head of global private banking.
Liquidity is key for broadening the appeal of alternatives, says HSBC Private Bank's head fund gatekeeper, who also shares what the firm looks for when picking asset managers.
The Swiss banking group has hired six relationship managers in Hong Kong, four of whom joined from HSBC Private Bank. But it has also lost staff recently.
Bernard Rennell is named head of global private banking for Asia Pacific, in a return to a structure the firm had under Monica Wong. It could signal a more aggressive approach.