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May 19, 2014 -

BNP Paribas strengthens its Equity Cash business in Asia Pacific with Senior Appointments

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In view of the increasing client needs in Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas continues to build its Equity Cash business in the region, which covers a range of best-in-class offering including Research, Sales, and Trading executions. Today, BNP Paribas is pleased to announce a number of senior appointments to bring the Asia Pacific team to a higher level.

Ken Chen is appointed as Deputy Head of Equity Cash Asia Pacific to oversee the Advisory functions, namely Research and Sales. Ken joined BNP Paribas in 2010 and became Head of APAC Equity Research in 2012. Having brought his strategic view and extensive knowledge into the team, Ken has successfully repositioned the Research products over the past 18 months. His strategic focus and drive will bring even stronger alignment between Research products and Sales activities, delivering client focused Advisory services to our clients.

Gabriel Chan is appointed as Head of Equity Research Asia Pacific. Gabriel brings extensive knowledge and insights thanks to his 13 years of sell-side research experience. Prior to joining BNP Paribas in June 2013, he was a top-rated analyst covering the regional gaming and consumer discretionary sectors.

Douglas Butcher will join the Hong Kong office from Tokyo to take up the new role of Head of Equity Cash APAC Sales Trading. Under his leadership, the team in Japan has been instrumental in successfully developing the Sales Trading capabilities and client recognition. Joining the regional team in Hong Kong, Douglas will extend the success across Asia Pacific.

On the other hand, Carrie Cheung, Head of Electronic Trading will continue leading and developing the Algorithmic, DMA and Program trading business, as well as the development and implementation of our new trading system infrastructure. She joined BNP Paribas in August 2013.

All of the above team leaders report to Head of Equity Cash Asia Pacific, Lee Cook.

Pierre Rousseau, Global Head of Equities and Commodity Derivatives, Asia Pacific, at BNP Paribas said: “We have reported a remarkable strategic development in the Equity Cash business in Asia Pacific over the few past years to adapt our business model to the new market conditions. We are committed to continuously strengthening our offering to the clients and provide them with the best quality financial solutions. These appointments will definitely strengthen our Equity Cash capacities and help our clients to grow their business in the region.”

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BNP Paribas in APAC

With 8,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, BNP Paribas ( is a leading international financial institution strongly rooted in Asia Pacific with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. It is constantly expanding its footprints in this region to provide its clients with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. Beyond Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is accompanying them wherever they operate thanks to its international network and diverse business. It has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees worldwide. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking.

* Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions divisions (excluding partnerships)