After building a formidable reputation in Asia, HSBC's global investment banking head Stuart Gulliver aims to replicate his success in Latin America.
Stuart Gulliver is a name to conjure with at HSBC's bustling
Manhattan headquarters. Backs straighten, heels click into
action and the conversation shifts to tones of hushed reverence
at the mere mention of the London-based chief. The chances of
him actually taking time out from running the growing
investment banking arm of the world's third biggest bank to
talk about Latin America, a minor part of the HSBC empire, seem
Colleagues express disbelief tinged with envy at the idea of a
private audience with the reputedly pugnacious boss. The
atmosphere would suggest that if and when he turns up, he's
going to be very annoyed at the imposition. But Gulliver
breezes into the glass box overlooking New York and is
personable, sharp and almost humble.
A slew of negative news about HSBC and its poor share price
performance precede Gulliver's exclusive January interview with
LatinFinance. If anything,...
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