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HSBC appoints Amy McNally to alternative investment division

Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - HSBC announces the appointment of Amy McNally to its alternative investment division, HSBC Alternative Investments Limited (HAIL), as Global Marketing Manager reporting to Florence Picon.

Amy joins from Barclays Wealth where she was a Product Specialist covering Alternative Investments. Her role involved the marketing and distribution of hedge funds, private equity and real estate products both in the UK and across EMEA.

Prior to joining Barclays Wealth, Amy worked in JPMorgan Treasury Services on the sales and distribution side. She started her career in ABN AMRO Mellon working in their European Sales team. She holds a First Class Honours degree from University College Dublin and a First Class Masters from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.

Commenting on the appointment, Florence Picon, Head of Sales & Marketing, HAIL said:

“Alternative investments are an integral part of HSBC’s offering. HSBC has one of the most robust proprietary research capabilities, which is of paramount importance in order to offer the best risk-adjusted portfolios.

“Amy’s role will be to assist the growth of this award winning business and ensure the best practice of service of products and customised solutions to our client base is delivered.

“Amy’s appointment is very timely as there is strong demand for our capability, particularly in actively managed portfolios of hedge funds, real estate and private equity, which are currently well positioned to profit from the current market conditions and higher volatility.

(Press release)

HSBC Alternative Investments Limited is the dedicated unit responsible for Hedge Funds - Institutional mandates and Fund of Funds for the HSBC Group and Real Estate and Private Equity investment for HSBC Global Private Banking. Its expertise derives from the platform which first started advising clients on hedge funds in 1989. Its first Fund of Hedge Funds was launched in 1995.


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