DERIVATIVES

BNP Paribas snaps up buy-sider to head up equity derivatives strategy

BNP Paribas has appointed Edmund Shing from BCS Asset Management to oversee its equity derivatives strategy in London.

October 21, 2015 3:05 PM GMT

BNP Paribas has appointed Edmund Shing from BCS Asset Management to oversee its equity derivatives strategy in London.

As part of his new position, Shing will be responsible for strengthening BNP’s equity derivatives strategy by developing trade ideas for clients.

Having obtained a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Birmingham, Shing has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets and joins BNP Paribas from BCS Asset Management where he was a global equity portfolio manager at BCS Asset Management. He has also held positions at Barclays, Kepler Cheuvreux and Schroders.  

In his new role Shing will report to global head of research and strategy Robert McAdie.

 “To maintain and enhance the value we add to clients, we are pleased to welcome Edmund to BNP Paribas. He brings excellent experience as both an investor and strategist in equity derivatives.” said McAdie.

Shing’s duties will also include serving the bank’s institutional investor and absolute-return fund clients as well as engaging with sovereign wealth funds and central banks. He will also manage a team of strategists in London, Paris, Hong Kong and New York. 

By Paul Walsh, Staff Writer