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Ling - Global Private Banking, Hong Kong

It has been fascinating seeing the differences in individual countries, yet there’s a distinctive HSBC culture that underpins all our offices

In 2002 I did a summer internship within the Asset Management department in London. After university I applied for a place on the Private Banking Graduate Programme.

I started training in London before moving to New York to join the Hedge Fund Due Diligence team and returned to London to work for the Hedge Fund Credit Lending team, before becoming an alternative product specialist in Hong Kong in 2007. I was involved in exciting fundraising road shows before a new role was created for me in Hedge Fund Due Diligence. It has been fascinating seeing the differences in individual countries, yet there’s a distinctive HSBC culture that underpins all our offices.

I’m now responsible for sourcing investments and researching the Asian hedge fund market for high-net wealth and institutional investors. A lot of my day involves engaging with hedge fund managers on conference calls or in one-to-one meetings in their offices. It can be hectic going from one meeting to another and also writing research findings for investment proposals, but the job is satisfying. HSBC is flexible about hours and I can work remotely. That’s important to me as I have a young family. There are many women at HSBC in Hong Kong who have built a successful career while enjoying family life.

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