Knobloch takes over HSBC's Asian debt syndicate desk

HSBC has elevated Matthias Knobloch to head its Asian debt syndicate desk after Mark Mallia's short spell in the job came to a sudden end.

Matthias Knobloch has been promoted to head of HSBC’s debt syndicate desk for Asia-Pacific after his predecessor, Mark Mallia, left the bank suddenly for personal reasons.

Knobloch has worked on the bank’s syndicate desk for the past two years and has gained valuable experience during a particularly busy period for the team. Indeed, one banker described Knobloch’s time at the bank as a “baptism of fire”.

Mallia had been his boss on the desk since January 1, but left two weeks ago after just a couple months in the job. He was hired to replace Sean Henderson who had run the desk since 2005 and transferred...

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