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Mayer Brown sets up consulting unit in Asia

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Mayer Brown has established Mayer Brown Consulting (Singapore) to advise clients on a wide range of Asia-focused international trade matters including WTO issues, international trade policies, customs, export controls and anti-dumping investigations.

Citigroup names James Boyle as global head of equity derivatives

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Lawrence White

Citigroup Inc has named James Boyle as global head of equity derivatives, according to an internal memo, replacing Simon Yates who left for New York hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC in early July.

Yates was the second executive in Citi’s equities division to leave the U.S. bank for a hedge fund this year, after global head of equities trading Mike Pringle departed for Moore Capital Management in May.

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Nomura appoints investment banking joint heads

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Joyce Moullakis

Nomura Australia has enacted a succession plan for its local investment banking operations, as head of the division, Ian Maxton, becomes a senior adviser, and bankers John Hanson and Andrew Macgonigal jointly step into his role.

Mr Macgonigal, local head of Nomura’s debt originiation, and Mr Hanson. who leads consumer, retail and healthcare banking, will start in their new roles on August 1, according to an internal memorandum.

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Asia to drive DeAWM growth

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Daniel Yu

Deutsche Bank expects Asia to provide the biggest opportunity for its asset and wealth management business. Michele Faissola, head of Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management (DeAWM), expects the bank’s Asia business to grow by over 20% in the next three to five years on an annualized basis.

The region, he underscores, will be a critical component to the bank’s drive to reach its global target of €1.7 billion (US$2.3 billion) of income before income taxes (IBIT) at the end of next year. “We are on track and progressing fast,” he declares. At the end of 2013, DeAWM reported an adjusted IBIT of €1.2 billion. Invested assets are nearly €1 trillion at the end of May 2014.

PIMCO scoops Macquarie exec to lead Australia

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Maggie Lu

Global investment firm PIMCO has hired Adrian Stewart, a former executive at Macquarie Group, as head of Australia, just one day after the firm named the new head of Asia Pacific.

Mr Stewart’s most recent position is head of wholesale distribution & marketing at Macquarie. He will join PIMCO in August to lead the firm’s business in Australia, reporting  to Eric Mogelof, the new head of Asia Pacific.

PIMCO has investment management operations in 12 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. It is owned by Allianz S.E., a German multinational financial services group.

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