The fascinating thing about HSBC is the opportunity for global mobility and to be able to travel, go for meetings abroad. We have clients all over the world; we can fly out to see those clients. Even more than that though, I wanted to work and experience a different culture. Two years into my time in London I had a sort of catch-up review with my boss and I mentioned to him that now, I think, would be the right time – I’ve built up the right experience and I need to go and see Hong Kong, and I think I could add value in Hong Kong through what I’ve picked up in London. And he agreed with me, and he spoke to a colleague of his here, the head of the M&A team here, and before I knew it I was being sent out to Hong Kong.
The whole process went extremely quickly and everyone, again, like I’ve said – very helpful and very keen to make sure that I was getting the best for myself. Something I like is that when friends or family ask me what will I be doing in a couple of years, I don’t know the answer to that question which is something I like. I have only been in Hong Kong for seven months now but I certainly see myself staying here for another few years and then either moving geography or change product slightly as well, which only improves you as an all-around banker to experience different products. So I see plenty of opportunities available to me at HSBC.