HSBC Global Asset Management expands global macro and investment strategy …

HSBC Global Asset Management expands global macro and investment strategy …
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HSBC Global Asset Management has hired four people for its global macro and investment strategy team, led by Philip Poole in London.

Poole (pictured) joined Global Asset Management in July 2010 from HSBC Global Research where he was global head of emerging markets.

The role of the macro and investment strategy function is to provide economic and strategic research support for the investment teams at HSBC Global Asset Management. The team is also responsible for providing timely and informative market views to clients, ranging from daily market updates to market alerts and the longer Investment Quarterly report.

Julien Seetharamdoo has been appointed senior economist, investment strategist, based in London. Prior to joining HSBC Global Asset Management he worked as an investment strategist for Coutts Investment Services with a focus on bond markets, and has a total eight years of relevant experience.

Rabia Bhopal, also based in London, joined as an economist, investment strategist, from Standard & Poor’s where she spent 18 months working as an economist. She also spent five years at Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets as an international economist. continues on HedgeWeek

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BMW i Ventures Announces Strategic Investment in Coulomb Technologies
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NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BMW i Ventures today announced that it is making a strategic investment in Coulomb Technologies.  Coulomb’s ChargePoint is the largest online global charging network, connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations in more than 14 countries. The investment by BMW supports the development of infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles. ChargePoint provides the most feature-rich solution for station owners and EV drivers alike, with innovations in software services from mobile applications to vehicle telematics. ChargePoint’s charging solutions provide station owners the tools they need to help better manage their charging services, including the ability to locate and reserve stations, set pricing, process payments, track station utilization and energy costs and provide driver support.

“We are delighted to have one of the world’s premier automakers join our investor team,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of Coulomb Technologies. “We look forward to working with BMW to expand our global footprint and help support the adoption of electric vehicles worldwide.”

“BMW i Ventures recognizes the importance of a global charging network for electric vehicle drivers,” said Dr. Ulrich Quay, Man…………… continues on Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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