StanChart names Asia bond syndicate head

Chao Li, most recently head of greater China bond syndicate, has been with the firm for more than four years.

Standard Chartered has named Chao Li as its Asia head of bond syndicate, a spokeswoman for the bank confirmed on Tuesday.

The move caps an impressive tenure at Standard Chartered for Li, who has worked at the emerging-markets focused bank since November 2012. He was previously head of greater China bond syndicate, based in Hong Kong. He will remain in the city, allowing Standard Chartered to split its well-regarded bond desk between Hong Kong and Singapore.

Despite his title, Li will not be the most senior syndicate banker for Standard Chartered in Asia. Ashish Malhotra, the bank's Singapore-based head of global syndicate, retains that honour and...

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