Well-regarded China watcher Li Hui is to join Societe Generale SG as its head of China research.
She previously held the same position at DLJ, but left after it merged with CSFB. Prior to that she was at WI Carr where she ranked third in the China category of Institutional Investor magazine's Asian research poll.
Hui's hire is a further signal of the fact that China is the flavour of the month, and that everyone is trying to get their China strategy right.
With her background, she ought to be able to build a credible research effort in China. Moreover, her ability to produce balanced, untainted research should be aided by the...