HSBC GAM makes three senior appointments

HSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) has made three senior appointments to its global leadership team, reporting to Nicolas Moreau, Global Chief Executive Officer.

Brian Heyworth has been appointed Global Head of Institutional Business, responsible for leading the strategic development of the firm’s institutional client business. Currently Global Head of Client Strategy at HSBC Global Asset Management, Brian joined HSBC in October 2006 as Head of Global Markets Sales for EMEA. In May 2011, he was appointed Global Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG), Global Banking and Markets, before becoming Global Head of FIG in April 2016.
 
Christophe de Backer has been appointed Global Head of Wholesale Business and Partnerships. He will focus on growing and developing the firm’s wholesale client business, including delivering strategic distribution partnerships. Christophe steps into this position with over 30 years’ experience in a wide range of roles within asset management and is currently a Director on the Boards of HSBC Global Asset Management and HSBC Global Private Banking.
 
Edmund Stokes has been appointed Global Chief Operating Officer to lead the operations and product manufacturing and servicing for HSBC Global Asset Management. Edmund has been Global Head of Product since 2011 and led the strategic and commercial development of HSBC Global Asset Management’s product capabilities and platforms. Prior to that, he was COO of Asia Pacific.
 
Moreau says: “Brian and Christophe will be instrumental in further developing our proposition to two distinct sets of clients and clearly differentiating our offering in a competitive marketplace. Edmund will play a key part in leading the strategic and commercial development of our global operational service capabilities to help in the delivery of our strategy.
 
“Building on the strong foundations that we already have in place, I’m confident that these newly created roles will prove invaluable in delivering our ambitious growth plans while continuing to deliver an exceptional service to our clients.”

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