Job changes in the derivatives, regulation and risk industry throughout Asia Deutsche Bank has hired Yusof Yaacob as chief country officer and head of corporate banking and securities, Malaysia. He joins from Goldman Sachs where he was managing director and chairman of the investment banking division, Malaysia. Yaacob previously served as group financial officer at Axiata Group. The bank has also named Ashok Pandit as managing director and head of sovereign wealth funds and institutional client coverage, corporate finance, a newly created role. Pandit was previously the head of equity capital markets, Asia and will continue to be based in Hong Kong and report to the bank's co-heads of corporate finance in Asia, Doug Morton and Venky Vishwanathan. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2005, Pandit was head of ABN Amro Rothschild's south Asia equity capital markets division. Neil Kell has been named as Pandit's replacement reporting to Bhupinder Singh, co-head of corporate banking and securities, Asia-Pacific, and Mark Hantho, global head of equity capital markets. JP Morgan has named Anoop Singh as head of regulatory strategy and policy for Asia-Pacific, reporting to Tim Ryan, global head of regulatory strategy and policy, and Andrew Butcher, chief administrative officer, Asia-Pacific. Most recently, Singh was head of Asia-Pacific for the International Monetary Fund where he worked on various macroeconomic and crisis management issues and helped design IMF-supported programmes in emerging market countries in South and South-east Asia, eastern Europe and Latin America. During the Asian financial crisis, he led missions to Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Bank of America has appointed Timothy Latimore as representative director and president of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities (MLJS). Latimore also becomes country executive for Japan. Latimore has been with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 20 years and most recently was branch manager of Bank of America, Tokyo branch, a position he held since 2011. Before that, he headed the financial sponsors group in the Japan investment banking business. Koichi Kagawa, currently deputy branch manager, becomes acting branch manager of Bank of America, Tokyo branch. Jiro Seguchi, who has served as representative director and president of MLJS as well as country executive for Japan since 2010, will become head of Asia-Pacific global corporate and investment banking. Bank of Singapore has added three bankers to its Hong Kong branch. Tony Ip joins from Standard Chartered as managing director and reports to Sermon Kwan, chief executive, Hong Kong branch and global marketing head for the Greater China region. Joining Ip are Godwin Ip, executive director and former head of fixed income and foreign exchange at Standard Chartered Private Bank, and Terence Lau, director and former relationship manager at Standard Chartered Private Bank covering China. BlackRock has appointed Oisin Crawley as head of research in the Asian fundamental equity team. He is based in Hong Kong and reports to Andrew Swan, head of Asian fundamental equity. Crawley will take on portfolio management responsibilities later in the year, subject to the necessary regulatory approvals. He joins from TT International where he was a portfolio manager over the last eight years. CIMB Group has hired Maybank Investment Bank's chief executive Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz. He will assume the roles of head of CIMB Group's investment banking division and co-head of its corporate clients solutions division, reporting to the group chief executive Nazir Razak. His previous positions include group director at Kenanga Holdings, chief executive of Tune Money, head of investment banking at Citigroup Malaysia and senior manager at CIMB Investment Bank. Asia Capital Reinsurance has hired Raymond Cheung as its chief risk officer, to oversee the company's enterprise risk management (ERM) programme. He joins from AIG Asia-Pacific, where he was chief risk officer. In his role as chief risk officer, Cheung is responsible for the strategic direction of Asia Capital Reinsurance's risk management framework. His responsibilities include overseeing risk management systems, as well as the development of risk controls and mitigation procedures. Sun Life Hong Kong has promoted Greg Kwan to chief financial officer, reporting to Wim Hekstra, chief executive of Sun Life Hong Kong. Prior to his new role, Kwan headed the internal audit team at Sun Life Financial Asia. Nikko Asset Management has named Takuya Koyama as global head of sales, responsible for global institutional sales as well as international retail sales. Hideyuki Omokawa has been named head of strategic product innovation and will oversee the development of products on a global basis, while also managing the interaction between the sales and investment teams....
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