David Nichols joins equity sales team at Standard Chartered

The former Nomura salesman heads up cash equity sales for Hong Kong, and is the emerging markets-focused bank's fourth new hire in equity sales and trading since early July.
The hire underscores Standard Chartered’s continued build-out of its equities business in the region
The hire underscores Standard Chartered’s continued build-out of its equities business in the region

David Nichols has joined Standard Chartered as head of cash equity sales for Hong Kong, the bank said in a release Monday.

This is a newly created role and the hire underscores Standard Chartered’s continued build-out of its equities business in the region, which started in earnest after the UK-headquartered bank acquired Cazenove’s Asia equities business in January 2009.

Nichols joins from Nomura, where he was global co-head of equity sales for Asia-Pacific. He has been with the Japanese bank and its predecessor, Lehman Brothers, since September 2006, and before that he was head of generalist sales at Deutsche Bank, where he worked for just...

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