HSBC Republic Investments, Paul Dunning - March 2004

When Paul Dunning joined the Republic National Bank of New York in 1995, it was a US commercial bank with a large private banking presence in Europe and a range of private client fund of hedge fund products launched just a year before his arrival. In January 2000, the company was bought by HSBC, which retained a core of about 20 employees who had been with the firm since around 1996.

That core of employees, almost all of whom are still there, is one of the company’s major strengths, according to