Bank of America announced has appointed Ms Helen Pun as Managing Director, Head of Greater China for Bank and Non-bank Financial Institutions, based in Hong Kong. Bank of America Regional Head Financial Institutions, Alok Kochhar said Ms Pun’s expertise would help the bank broaden and deepen its relationships in the Greater China region. ‘Financial institutions in Greater China have emerged as strong investors with huge liquidity. They are increasingly demanding structured and cross-border products. Helen’s in-depth segment expertise will help us to meet these growing demands,’ he said. Ms Pun has worked in Hong Kong for 18 years, specialising in the financial institution sector, where she gained extensive knowledge of the Greater China financial industry. She has held previous roles at JP Morgan Chase, Citibank and most recently at ABN-AMRO where she headed the Greater China financial institutions sector, focusing on corporate finance and global market products.
UK firms investment in training and development will increase, on average, by a fifth in the next year, claims Robert Half recruitment after interviewing 100 financial services (FS) executives.
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A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.