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People Moves: Credit Suisse makes two senior IB hires, Mizuho loses Asia ex-Japan origination chief

By NexChange
Capital Markets

Credit Suisse bags two senior bankers in HK. Richard Kao, a former director within Credit Suisse’s investment banking department, is set to return to the Swiss firm as a senior member of its Greater China corporate finance team. Kao was previously head of solutions for Standard Chartered’s Greater China operations, and was an executive director within Goldman Sachs’ corporate finance team prior to that.

Meanwhile, Alain Lam, another investment banking heavy, will be joining the firm as its new head of technology for Asia. He was managing director for Morgan Stanley’s global capital markets group prior to his move. Finance Asia

Mizuho’s Asia ex-Japan origination chief departs. Rupert Manduke-Curtis, Mizuho’s head of origination for non-Japan Asia, has reportedly left the Japanese firm. His replacement has yet to be announced.

Hong Kong-based Manduke-Curtis spent a good chunk of his career at Mizuho, joining the Japanese lender back in 2005 after a one year stint at ING in London. He was with CIBC World Markets for three years prior to that. Global Capital 

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