ING Barings has announced the appointment of two new recruits in a bid to strengthen its research coverage of Asian equities. Peter So joins as head of China research, while Leon Chik becomes head of telecommunications research, Asia.
So and Chik will report directly to Richard Jones, head of Asia research and both will be based in Hong Kong.
So will be responsible for developing the bank's China research strategy and for expanding stock coverage in China. He was formerly at Indosuez WI Carr for four years as head of China research covering red chips, H-shares and A-shares and prior to this worked for Schroder Securities on their Hong Kong and China research team.