Standard Chartered poaches CB exec from Citi

With the hiring of Citi's head of equity-linked origination Ronnie Potel, the UK-based bank shows that it intends to become a serious player in Asia's convertible bond market.

Standard Chartered Bank continues to make use of the downturn in the financial industry to expand its own investment banking business in Asia, with sources saying yesterday that it has hired convertible bond specialist Ronnie Potel from Citi to head its equity-linked origination team.

Potel, who was a director and head of equity-linked origination for Asia-Pacific at Citi, resigned from the US bank on Friday and will start his new job with Standard Chartered in a couple of months when...

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