BofA Merrill appoints Yacenda as HK chief

US bank appoints Richard Yacenda as Hong Kong country executive in addition to his role as Asia-Pacific COO.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has appointed Richard Yacenda as its Hong Kong country executive, in addition to his current role as Asia-Pacific chief operating officer, according to an internal memo seen by FinanceAsia.

The memo, dated September 29, was signed off by Matthew Koder, BoF Merrill's president of Asia-Pacific.

Yacenda replaces Jayanti Bajpai, who was previously the US firm's Hong Kong country executive as well as its co-head of Asia-Pacific global corporate and investment banking. Bajpai returned to London from Hong Kong during the first quarter of this year to become vice chairman of Europe, the Middle East and Africa global corporate and...

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