Meet the new managing directors at JP Morgan in Hong Kong and Singapore

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JP Morgan has announced the names of the 117 people who’ve just been promoted to the rank of managing director.

Who are the Singapore and Hong Kong-based bankers and traders among JPM’s list of new MDs? Here’s a selection of some of the stand-outs.

Crystal Zhu, investment banking, Hong Kong

Zhu has been with JP Morgan for almost 10 years. She worked as a transaction services advisory manager at KPMG for two and a half years earlier on in her career (2005 to 2007). Zhu then did an MBA in Analytical Finance from the University of Chicago, which helped propel her into the banking sector.

Siddharth Jhunjhunwala, head of Asia client solution trading, Singapore

Like many newly-minted JPM MDs, Jhunjhunwala has been at the bank for over a decade. He joined as a Mumbai-based analyst-level trader in 2008 and shifted to Hong Kong the following year, where he was promoted to associate and then VP. Jhunjhunwala got his current job in 2016 and he focuses on trade FX and interest rates for all Asian markets.

Winnie Ng, head of Hong Kong origination and corporate finance, Hong Kong

Ng is another JP Morgan lifer who joined the bank in 2000 as a New York-based M&A analyst. She was promoted to associate three years later and landed a transfer to Hong Kong, where she focused on deal execution across Greater China. Ng then took a five-year break from the industry for family reasons and resurfaced at JPM again in 2010, this time as a VP. She began her current role in 2016 and one year later also became head of China and Hong Kong real estate.

Desmond Lau, equity derivatives trader, Hong Kong

Lau began his career as a derivatives trader at Bank of America in 2004, before moving to Macquarie in the same role the following year. He shifted to JP Morgan in 2007.

Mintaek Kim, head of Asia rates exotics trading, Hong Kong

Kim came joined JP Morgan in December 2009 and holds the title of head of Korea trading alongside his exotics trading job. Kim has moved fairly rapidly into an MD-level role in banking – JP Morgan was his first employer after he graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Computational Finance in 2009.

Lawrence Lau, electronic foreign exchange, Hong Kong

Lau moved to JP Morgan in Hong Kong in 2007, following stints at two other US banks – Morgan Stanley (2005 to 2007) and Goldman Sachs (2000 to 2004).

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