The US bank has hired a batch of senior traders and sales traders from rivals, notably Credit Suisse, in a drive to integrate execution for long-only and hedge fund investors.
The choice of multi-asset income products available in Hong Kong has further expanded, after inflows into such strategies grew 600% year-on-year in early 2013.
The bank becomes the second after Citi to combine trading execution with settlement/clearing on a multi-asset class platform.
Currency interventions by the city's de-facto central bank to maintain the dollar peg led to a jump in call warrants betting on HKEx's stock. It could spell good news for market turnover.
Another CEO role opens up in Shanghai as Mandy Wang departs China International and is followed out of the firm by her deputy general manager.
Private equity and real estate look set to enjoy rising demand from Japanese pension funds, says survey.