HSBC hires Francis to head metals and mining research

Simon Francis and two other metals and mining analysts from Samsung Securities are snapped up by HSBC after the brokerage closed most of its operations outside Korea earlier this year.

HSBC hires Francis to head metals and mining research
Simon Francis becomes regional head of metals and mining research at HSBC

HSBC has hired three analysts from Samsung Securities, including industry veteran Simon Francis, to expand its metals and mining research team, as the global bank seeks to develop its research coverage across high-growth sectors.

The appointments follow Samsung Securities' surprise decision earlier this year to shut down almost all of its investment banking and brokerage operations outside Korea, putting a stop to an aggressive expansion that had aimed to create a leading regional...

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