People: New Investment Banking Chief at HSBC

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HSBC named Samir Assaf as head of investment banking. [Bloomberg]

UBS hired ex-Goldman Sachs bank analyst William Tanona as a managing director. [Dow Jones]

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney hired a team of financial advisers including Daniel Livingstone, Kevin Bednar, Lee Osman and Stephanie Hoffman from UBS that together managed $1.1 billion in client assets. [WSJ]

Daiwa Securities hired Raymond Yin and Victor Gao Zhikai as co-chairmen of investment banking in China. [Businessweek]

BNP Paribas appointed Eric Raynaud as Head of Asia-Pacific and Chief Executive Officer for Corporate and Investment Banking APAC. [Economic Times]