Standard Chartered Bank has added James Chu to its global investor sales, capital markets team. As the regional head of distribution responsible for the North East Asian (NEA) region, Chu will be leading the distribution team in Hong Kong, with major focus in distributing secondary loans and other capital market products to client banks. In the process, he aims to further enhance Standard Chartered’s sales process and strategy by value adding to client banks. Most recently with American Express Bank, Chu was director and head of investment products and business development in the investment and financial products division. In his four years at American Express Bank, he led a team of product specialists and drove the development of new investment strategies and products. Prior to American Express, Chu was with HSBC Asset Management across various functions for about 10 years, both in Hong Kong and London. At HSBC, he was responsible for structuring and managing investment products and funds using derivatives for the wealth management business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Chu will be reporting to Wolfgang Beckmann, global head of distribution, global investor sales, capital markets.
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