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ON THE MOVE: HSBC and BTIG Bulk Up; Mobius Leaves Templeton

Traders Magazine Online News, January 23, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

Sarah Salih in December joined HSBC as managing director, head of financial institutions group (FIG) for North America. Salih was previously at Deutsche Bank, where since 2010 she led the North American financial institutions corporate banking group and worked across debt capital markets, syndicate and FIG. She is based in New York and reports to Lex Malas and Russell Julius, co-heads of global banking, North America.

HSBC also in December welcomed Thad Davis as managing director, head of healthcare, North America. Davis was previously at Jefferies, where since 2009 he was managing director of leveraged finance for the bank’s healthcare group. Prior to Jefferies, he was at UBS, where he worked across investment banking, financial sponsors and leveraged finance. Davis is based in New York, reporting locally to Omar Abboud, head of corporates, Americas, and functionally to Rajeev Sahney, global head of consumer and retail.

Lastly at HSBC, Jonathan Tretler has taken on the role of managing director, head of consumer and retail for North America. He joined the bank in November from RBC. At RBC, Tretler was most recently managing director in the global consumer and retail group. He has roughly 20 years of experience covering the food & beverage sector as an investment banker. Tretler is based in New York, with the same reporting assignments as Davis.

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Emerging markets veteran Mark Mobius has decided to retire from Franklin Templeton after more than 30 years with the company. Mobius, who is currently a portfolio manager on the UK Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust and executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, will step down from his roles. Over the last few years Mobius, who spent over 40 years working in emerging markets, had started taking a step back from fund management. Back in March 2017 he relinquished responsibility for 12 funds where he was a lead or co-lead manager. Mobius oversaw Templeton's emerging markets team from 1987 to 2016. Back in 1987 he was hired by late Sir John Templeton to launch one of the first mutual funds dedicated to emerging markets.

Mark Mobius

Style Research has appointed experienced fintech leader Sebastien Roussotte as Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Kirsten English, who was appointed as CEO by lead investor Lyceum Capital Partners in 2015. After successfully implementing a programme of significant investment, during which the global team has doubled to 60 professionals, she has now been appointed a non-executive director of Style Research. In this role, she will be responsible for examining potential partnership, merger and acquisition opportunities.

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