Haitong International bolsters Hong Kong-based institutional business

Hong Kong-listed Investment Bank, Haitong International (HKG 665), has announced the appointment of three managing directors in its Institutional Clients business segment.

Scott Darling (pictured above) has been appointed as Haitong International’s Managing Director of Equity Research.

He will be joining the global energy research team to further strengthen Haitong International’s research coverage in the traditional energy, energy transition, new energy and new energy materials sectors.

Darling has over 16 years of equity research experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining Haitong International, he was most recently Head of Asia Pacific Energy Equity Research at J.P. Morgan, where he was responsible for research on oil and gas, ESG, energy transition sectors and other related areas, as well as providing investment recommendations for international institutional and private banking clients.

Pingzi Ji has been appointed as Managing Director of Equity Research. She has over 20 years of experience in equity research and investment at both buy side and sell side firms. Prior to joining Haitong International, she was most recently Executive Director of Senior Consumer Specialty Sales at SMBC Nikko Securities (Hong Kong), where she was responsible for research on Japanese and Chinese equity markets, with a focus on the APAC consumer sector.

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Pingzi Ji (Image supplied)

“With extensive experience in both the sell side and buy side in the Japan market, she will be responsible for bridging Haitong International’s China and Japan research teams. Her role will facilitate communications and collaborations between the two teams, and bring global research insights to clients,” said Haitong in a statement to Asia Markets.

Karen Jin, completes the trio of new appointments at Haitong. The former Director of China FICC Sales at Bank of America (former Merrill Lynch) has been appointed as Managing Director of Fixed Income Sales and Trading. “Her key responsibilities will be for building and expanding the Group’s institutional client base, business development and relationship management, as well as supporting sales and marketing strategy development and product development tasks.

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Karen Jin (Image supplied)

Haitong International’s Equity Research network covers over 1,000 stocks in key financial markets including Greater China, Japan, the US, India, South Korea and more, providing insights for institutional clients.

The Fixed Income Sales and Trading team, which is also under the Group’s Institutional Clients business segment, is dedicated to providing primary market sales services and secondary market trading services in Asian bonds for institutional investors from Europe, the US and the APAC region. The team members are located in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and London.

Year-to-date, the Haitong International stock price has risen around 5%. The company says it currently services around 200,000 corporate, institutional, as well as retail and high-net worth clients worldwide across its various business segments.

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