Ray Clement has been appointed head of hotels for Asia Pacific at the real estate advisory firm. He was previously a director in the hotels team at CBRE. Clement has been in the hotels business for over 15 years, and has worked on hotel sales transactions in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Australia.
Sabrina Del Prete has been appointed managing director, head of client solutions, at the wealth division of RBS. She joins from Barclays, where she was head of strategic partnerships and international third party distribution. Del Prete has also served as Barclays’s global head of investment project distribution, and director of its structured funds team.
The business consultancy firm has appointed Marina Potok as a specialist in structured and securitised products. She most recently worked for UBS as executive director, global head of structured rates middle office. Potok has over 17 years’ experience in the industry. She previously held business analyst roles at JP Morgan Chase, and worked in fixed income derivative operations at both Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.
Sarah Arkle has been appointed non-executive director on the board of the asset management firm. She has worked in financial services for over 30 years, and was most recently vice chairman of Threadneedle. Arkle also worked as chief investment officer at Threadneedle, and has also held senior positions at WI Carr, the stockbroker.
Dominic Gregory has been appointed as a partner in the law firm’s Hong Kong office. He joins from Skadden Arps, where he advised on a broad range of banking and finance matters, including acquisition, asset, restructuring and project finance. Additionally, Ashurst has appointed Steven Choo as counsel in the same team. He joins from Corrs Chamber Westgarth, where he worked as a special counsel.
Western Asset Management
The fixed income management firm has announced the expansion of its Asian investment team. Desmond Soon joins as a portfolio manager from ST Asset Management. He has over 23 years’ experience in the industry. Swee Ching Jin joins as a credit research analyst. He has 12 years investment experience, and has held roles at Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley. Finally, Wontae Kim and Desmond Fu join as portfolio analysts, from academia and APS Komaba respectively.