RBS makes four senior IBD appointments

Royal Bank of Scotland continues to grow its Asian investment banking business, hiring two new executives and promoting two others.

The Royal Bank of Scotland RBS said yesterday that it has made two new hires for its Asian investment banking division IBD and promoted two existing employees.

Viral Gathani will join the UK lender as head of energy and resources for Asia in early June, while Wu Gang has already come on board as co-head of the global industrials group GIG, also for Asia. Both will be based in Hong Kong and report to Meighen Robertson, head of sectors, Asia.

Gathani will be responsible for driving the growth of the bank's energy and resources sector across debt, equity and advisory products throughout the region. He comes from private equity firm Warburg Pincus in...

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