Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking strengthens its Cash Equity Asia coverage with the appointment of Craig Harvey as London-based Sales Trader, responsible for the Pan-Asian sales trading activity in Europe.
Craig joins from Mizuho International, where he spent five years and most recently headed the Pan- Asian sales trading team; his involvement with Asian equities dates back to 1984. He reports to Mark Rice, Global Head of Sales Trading and Matthew Perry, co-Head of Execution Services Asia. Craig's hire follows other recent appointments made this year to strengthen the bank's Asia Cash Equity business:
Gary Leong joined the Hong Kong Sales Trading team as a Director previously from Barclays Capital. Neil McCann joined as a Director in the Hong Kong Sales Trading from Mirabaud Securities Asia. John Takeoka joined the Japan Sales Trading team as a Vice President from Nomura. Kennie Atle Johansen joined the Principal Trading and Facilitation team in Hong Kong as a Director from Octis Asset Management.
As well as the full-service sales-trading capability now in place across Asia and the recent enhancement of trading in Japan it has been just over a year since the start of the alliance between the bank and Ji Asia (the former Japaninvest, which now covers Asian as well as Japanese equities). This combination has resulted in a unique research and execution offering to clients from the bank and Ji Asia as well as a global integrated offering including derivatives across all execution products and worldwide markets.