Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW) announced today that James Hong is joining the firm as Managing Director and Head of Equity Derivatives Trading for Japan and Asia. He will be based in Tokyo.
In addition to managing the team, James will be focusing specifically on the index options business for Japan and Asia. Equity derivatives trading is a key business focus for DrKW in Japan, and the derivatives trading team has extensive execution capabilities, including single stock options, warrants, CBs, exotic and fund derivatives.
James joins DrKW from Morgan Stanley, where he was an Executive Director and where he worked since 1994. His most recent position was as head of the Japanese index derivatives team in Singapore and Tokyo.
“We are delighted to welcome James Hong to DrKW,” commented Jean-Francois Minier, Head of Global Equities and Branch Manager for DrKW in Japan. “His experience and reputation will be a great asset as we continue to build our derivatives business in Japan. The appointment of an individual of his quality is evidence that we are committed to being a first-class equity derivatives provider in Japan and globally.”