People Moves

Top-Level Appointments At HSBC Global AM

Editorial Staff, 2 January 2020


The senior figures have held positions in regional segments such as EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

HSBC Global Asset Management, part of HSBC, has appointed three senior figures to its global leadership team, reporting to Nicolas Moreau, global chief executive.

The firm, which as at 30 September 2019, oversaw $512 billion in assets, said that Brian Heyworth had 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, he joined HSBC in October 2006 as head of global markets sales for EMEA. In May 2011, Heyworth 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. De Backer has more than 30 years’ experience in a range of roles within asset management and is 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. Stokes 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 chief operating officer of Asia Pacific.

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