HSBC's new Asia asset management chief outlines priorities

Joanna Munro says she will focus on emerging markets and wealth management when she takes up her new role as Asia-Pacific CEO of HSBC Global Asset Management next May.
Joanna Munro: excited about Asia
Joanna Munro: excited about Asia

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...

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