People Moves: HSBC bolsters Ultra High Net Worth division with key hire
Press Release - HSBC has announced the appointment of Irene HY Chen as the Global Head of Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) Solutions under its Investments and Wealth Solutions (IWS) division for its Wealth and Personal Banking (WPB) business.
Irene will be based in Hong Kong and will join HSBC on 1 August from Citibank where she was most recently Head of Cross-Asset Solutions for Asia, responsible for providing highly structured solutions to HNW and UHNW clients and Family Offices.
In her current role, Irene has led the partnership with Global Markets, Investment Banking & Corporate Banking divisions to offer institutional solutions in structured financing across liquid and illiquid assets, equity cycle solution, direct private investment, capital markets and strategic risk solutions, to clients. Prior to that, she has led the structured products and derivatives business at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management for Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and has worked at Credit Suisse and Commerzbank as the team lead for derivatives structuring and marketing.
Responsible for accelerating the delivery of HSBC's global UHNW strategy including the bank's UHNW proposition, product coverage approach and client outcomes, Irene will drive alignment and connectivity across regions and businesses, and ensure delivery of the best of HSBC to its UHNW and Institutional Family Office clients. She will report to Karl Faivre, Head of IWS EMEA (ex UK) and Switzerland.