Smooth-talking Slevin discusses banking and golf

He may prefer to putt for dough, but HSBC banker Frank Slevin is a master at driving across the message about his firm's strengths.
Frank SlevinÆs HSBC office is literally covered, wall-to-wall, with awards. Yes, the first thing I did was check to see if the FinanceAsia awards held a place of prominence. They did. And the first thing I asked was why an award in the shape of a decanter didnÆt have whisky in it.

The answer A separate one, behind SlevinÆs desk, was full û with 18-year-old single malt.

Right then, I knew it was going to be a good interview. ItÆs easy to talk to Slevin, HSBC's head of global banking for Asia-Pacific. HeÆs both self deprecating he talks about loving golf, but not necessarily excelling at it and proud of the firm for...
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