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HSBC Asset Management appoints global capability head, ETF & Indexing

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HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) has announced that it has appointed Marco Montanari as Global Capability Head, ETF & Indexing, subject to regulatory approval. Based in Hong Kong, Montanari reports to Guillaume Rabault, Chief Investment Officer, Quant Equities. 

HSBC writes that in this newly created role, Montanari will work closely with the sales and investment teams to define and build a coherent product and service offering that reflects the strategic importance of passive to HSBC AM amidst a rapidly expanding market.

Montanari has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining HSBC AM, he assumed the role of Head of Product Management Asia Pacific at DWS in Hong Kong where he oversaw product structuring and participated in the region’s strategic management.  Before that, he held the role of Head of Passive Asset Management for 10 years following his move from London where he was Head of Fixed Income ETFs Structuring.  

Commenting on the appointment, Guillaume Rabault says: “As the importance of passive investing continues to rise across our industry, there is a significant opportunity for growth by providing comprehensive passive solutions that meet the diverse and changing needs of our clients.” 

Xavier Baraton, Global Chief Investment Officer, says: “Marco’s appointment will enable us to accelerate our delivery of innovative equity and fixed income solutions, combining optimal financial returns and tangible sustainability outcomes.”

In 2020, HSBC AM writes that it set out its strategy to re-position the business as a core solutions and specialist emerging markets, Asia and alternatives focused asset manager, with client centricity, investment excellence and sustainable investing as key enablers.

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