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HSBC Asset Management appoints senior management in Asia

HSBC Asset Management has announced senior appointments as it continues to expand its presence in Asia.

From left: Masayuki Kaneko, Jasmine Hung and Chris Lin.

North Asia

Masayuki Kaneko, general manager of Japan (AMJP), will take on additional responsibilities as head of institutional sales for North Asia from May 10. He will replace Brenda Wong, who will leave the company for personal reasons.

In her expanded role, Kaneko will lead the institutional sales team in North Asia, with a particular focus on Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. He will also lead in seizing opportunities and strengthening collaboration with multiple banking channels.

Kaneko joined HSBC Japan in 2013 and was deputy head of global banking in Japan before being appointed CEO of AMJP in March 2020.

Over the past four years, Kaneko has led the expansion of the company’s asset management business in Japan, effectively leveraging our international connectivity to support both indirect and institutional clients to leverage global investment opportunities and drive the execution of our strategy to become a leading core investment entity solution provider.

Kaneko will continue to live in Japan. His reporting line remains unchanged – locally he will continue to report to Edward Weeks, president and CEO of HSBC Japan, and functionally to Daisy Ho, CEO of the Asia-Pacific region, HSBC Asset Management.

Hong Kong

As the Hong Kong business continues to grow, a new position of CEO of HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited (AMHK) has been created to enable Daisy Ho to focus on her role as CEO of the Asia-Pacific region. Meanwhile, Jasmine Hung, Head of Strategic Partnerships for Pensions Hong Kong, AMHK, will take on additional responsibilities responsibilities and was appointed acting CEO of AMHK with effect from May 10.

Hung will continue to report to Ho on a functional basis and to Maggie Ng, CEO and Head of Hong Kong Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC, on an entity basis.

Hung currently leads AMHK’s Pensions Strategic Partnerships team, focusing on Hong Kong’s pensions and superannuation business, spanning both compulsory pension fund business and key pension clients covered by the Occupational Pension Schemes Regulation (ORSO).

She joined AMHK in 2017 to lead the private bank sales team in Hong Kong.

Taiwan

Hsin Chiao, CEO and CEO of HSBC Global Asset Management (Taiwan) Limited (AMTW), left the company on May 9. The company is looking for a successor. Meanwhile, Chris Lin, executive vice president and head of client services at AMTW, is named acting CEO and CEO of AMTW, effective May 10.

Since joining the company in September 2021 to oversee both institutional and wholesale businesses as well as customer service teams, Lin has demonstrated exceptional leadership in driving business growth and strengthening relationships with existing and new clients.

He also played a key role in key business victories that successfully positioned AMTW as the asset manager of choice offering client-centric investment solutions and experiences.