The newly anointed Asia-Pacific CEO of HSBC Global Asset Management, Joanna Munro, outlined emerging markets and wealth management as her top priorities after her appointment was announced yesterday.
The UK-based industry veteran, who only this July was named global head of product, will not take up her new role in Hong Kong until May next year. She succeeds Rudolf Apenbrink, who this month moved to become CEO for HSBC Global Asset Management in Europe.
Edmund Stokes, the bank’s Asia-Pacific chief operating officer, takes over the regional CEO responsibilities in the interim, the bank confirmed.
Munro’s elevation to regional CEO after five years at HSBC will surprise some in the market, given...