HSBC GAM reorganises Global Investments team

Following the appointment of Joanna Munro as Global CIO in September 2019, HSBC Global Asset Management has made a number of changes to the structure of its Global Investments team.

Vis Nayar, who has been Deputy Equity CIO and Head of Systematic Equities for the past five and a half years, will, subject to regulatory approval, take on the new combined position of European and UK CIO. As part of his role Vis will have investment responsibility for the UK and will oversee European investment teams, with local country CIOs in the region reporting into him.

Guillaume Rabault, currently CIO for France, will take on Vis’s responsibility for systematic equities as Quant Equity CIO. He will combine this with his current responsibility for Investment Process Research.
In order to create a dedicated focus on two key areas, Joseph Little, Multi Asset Co-CIO and Global Chief Strategist and Jean-Charles Bertrand, Multi Asset Co-CIO will divide their responsibilities. Joseph will focus on investment strategy, leading the Macro and Strategy team as the Global Chief Strategist. Jean-Charles will become the sole Multi-Asset CIO.
To strengthen the structure across geographies, Jonathan Curry will add responsibility for the Americas to his US and Liquidity CIO roles.
Ian Barnett will move into the newly created role of Head of CIO Office and oversee the investment process across HSBC Global Asset Management’s geographies. He was previously Head of Global Portfolio Analytics and Design.
Joanna Munro, Global CIO, says: “As we look to grow, this evolution in our Global Investments team’s structure is critical for us to continue supporting our global client base and deliver on our investment objectives.”
In addition, Melissa McDonald, Global Head of Product Equities and Responsible Investment, will be taking on the new role as Head of Responsible Investment and will now sit within the Global Investments team. Melissa will lead the strategy for responsible investments with a focus on policy, partnerships and product innovation.
Munro adds: “Responsible investment underpins all of our investment decisions and is a part of our investment process. Melissa’s role will ensure we continue to support our clients in this important area.”
All roles mentioned above will report to Joanna Munro. As part of his UK CIO role, Vis Nayar will also report to Stuart White, Global Head of Strategy and UK & International CEO.