Standard Chartered appoints Global Head of Financial Markets

Standard Chartered is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberto Hoornweg as Global Head, Financial Markets. Based in Singapore, Roberto will report to Simon Cooper, CEO, Corporate and Institutional Banking. He

Roberto brings to Standard Chartered over 20 years of financial markets experience. He was most recently a partner at Brevan Howard Asset Management where he built and led the Brevan Howard Liquid Portfolio Strategies funds business. Prior to this, Roberto spent three years at UBS Investment Bank in London leading the global Securities Distribution business and then co-heading the global Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities division. Roberto’s financial markets experience was honed during his 17-year career at Morgan Stanley where he held various senior roles in fixed income derivatives, led the global Emerging Markets Fixed Income & FX business, and was latterly Head of Global Interest Rates, Credit and Currencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In this role, Roberto will manage Standard Chartered’s Financial Markets business globally, which includes Capital Markets, Commodities, and FX, Rates and Credit. Financial Markets is an important product capability which meet the Bank’s client needs across many aspects of their business growth, such as FX hedging, commodities trading and capital raising. Roberto assumes his role with the Bank at the end of January 2017.

Commenting on Robert’s appointment, Simon Cooper said: “Roberto’s wealth of markets experience will be an asset to Standard Chartered as we continue delivering our capabilities to our clients. While we are already leading in a number of Financial Markets products, we also recognise that clients’ needs are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Roberto’s experience and insight will give us an edge to better meet these client needs, and I look forward to his contribution to grow our business.”

Author: Dylan Jones

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