HSBC's Zaimi ditches Asian FX for equities

Hossein replaces Patrick George as global head of equities

Apac focus: Zaimi will remain in Hong Kong

Hossein Zaimi, HSBC's head of FX for Asia-Pacific (Apac), has swapped currencies for equity markets in assuming the role of global head of equities.

Based in Hong Kong, Zaimi will report to both Thibaut de Roux, head of global markets, and Gordon French, head of global banking and markets for Apac.

Zaimi takes over from Patrick George, who became head of global markets for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in June 2016.

"Hossein will leverage his experience and expertise in markets products and