HSBC Securities Services global head Cian Burke dies in cycling accident

Industry veteran and GC Legend who had spent almost 25 years at HSBC dies in cycling accident.

By Jonathan Watkins

HSBC’s Securities Services global head, Cian Burke, has died in a cycling accident, Global Custodian has learnt.

A spokesperson from HSBC confirmed the news, however no further details on the incident are available at this time.

“Cian was an integral member of the GBM team and a close friend to many at HSBC,” said a HSBC spokesperson. “His loss is tragic. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.’

Burke, who had spent almost 25 years at HSBC, was appointed head of HSBC Securities Services (HSS) in September 2014, having previously been a co-head of the business since April 2010.

He was responsible for the delivery of the end-to-end securities services solutions to both institutional investors and corporate clients globally.

Burke had risen through the ranks at HSBC during his career holding a number of senior positions including co-head of HSBC Securities Services, head of prime services, global markets, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of global markets.

As head of treasury services for HSBC Australia, he worked out of Sydney for a year and seven months.

His achievements saw him inducted into the Global Custodian Hall of Fame in 2017 and was named a GC Legend.

His profile is available to read here.

Global Custodian would like to offer its sincere condolences to Cian’s family and those in the custody industry that knew him so well.