Dr Jim Walker, CLSA's noted global economist is to return to Asia after a couple of years based in his native Scotland. Walker is one of the most well known economists in Asia and one of the few to consistently argue that the Baht was overvalued in the run-up to the Asian crisis in 1997.
Having spent the past few years in Edinburgh, Walker returns to Hong Kong where he will work alongside the bank's strategist Christopher Wood.
CLSA has also announced the appointment of three senior analysts and a senior sales trader.
On the research side, Francis Cheung has been hired to head Asian telecoms research. Cheung comes from Merrill Lynch where he...