Collin Brooks has established himself as one of the custody industry’s leading experts for the Asia-Pacific region. He began his career in securities services in 1990 at HSBC, working within a small team to create the firm’s custody business.
Brooks worked his way through various operations roles in the bank’s Hong Kong base, becoming head of service delivery for clearing and custody in 1995. He was then made chief operating officer for securities services for HSBC in Asia-Pacific, where he was accountable for all aspects of the business outside of sales and relationship management.
In 2004, he was appointed deputy head of HSBC Securities Services for Asia-Pacific, before being made global head of sub-custody and clearing. In this role, he helped HSBC Securities Services establish a foothold in China after working closely with the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect trading scheme and developing the various back-office and operating procedures needed to facilitate international investment.
Brooks is now the vice chairman of securities services at Standard Chartered, after having been a senior advisor following his departure from HSBC in 2015. His focus is now on building a best-of-breed securities services business globally for Standard Chartered.
Brooks is also an executive securities services sponsor for a number of key global client relationships, and is the bank’s representative on the executive board of the International Securities Services Association (ISSA).