CIMB key banker Matthew Kirkby heads to HSBC

A key architect of CIMB's acquisition of RBS businesses in Asia is joining HSBC to become regional head of large corporates for commercial banking.
Matthew Kirkby
Matthew Kirkby

Matthew Kirkby has left Malaysia's CIMB to join HSBC as head of its large corporate business for commercial banking in the Asia Pacific region, the British bank said on Thursday.

Kirkby was one of the most senior Royal Bank of Scotland bankers brought on board by CIMB as part of its acquisition of RBS’s cash equities, equity capital markets and corporate finance businesses in Asia-Pacific.

The deal, which Kirkby negotiated for RBS along with Peter Irvine, was meant to boost CIMB into one of the largest regionally based investment banking franchises in Asia Pacific and enable RBS to exit these businesses at a limited cost....

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