HSBC Securities appoints Head of Global Markets in Japan

HSBC announced the appointment of Kenichi Tatsuzawa as Head of Global Markets, HSBC Securities (Japan) Limited. Tatsuzawa is responsible for managing fixed income, equities, treasury and foreign exchange operations in Japan. Locally, Tatsuzawa reports to Yoneo Sakai, chief executive officer, HSBC Securities (Japan) Limited and functionally to Gordon French, managing director Sales and Regional Treasury Management, Global Markets, Asia-Pacific. Tatsuzawa replaces David Jacob, who has returned to London to assume the role of Head of Regional Treasury, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Anita Fung, Group General Manager, Treasurer and Head of Global Markets, Asia- Pacific, HSBC, said: “Japan is a significant part of HSBC's treasury operations in Asia. Our strong balance sheet and expansive international network enables us to provide clients in Japan access to a full range of products and services from across Asia and other regions. HSBC's local presence in Japan also ensures our clients have access to one of the world's largest financial markets.”

Yoneo Sakai, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Securities (Japan) Limited, said: “We are delighted to promote Kenichi to this position. His extensive global markets experience, particularly in fixed income and derivatives sales, will help us further expand our securities franchise in Japan.”

Tatsuzawa was previously Head of Fixed Income Sales. He joined HSBC in 2005 after serving as Head of the Global Markets Group at Bank of America in Japan and Head of Fixed Income Sales at Merrill Lynch in Japan.

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