State Street has appointed Michele Hardeman as the firm’s new head of global markets, Asia-Pacific, effective immediately.
Hardeman, who previously served as head of foreign exchange sales for State Street Global Markets, has been relocated from Boston to Hong Kong.
In her new role, she would be responsible for the strategic direction, sales, service and operations of the global markets business across the Asia-Pacific region and would be reporting to Wai-Kwong Seck, chief executive officer for Asia Pacific, and Lou Maiuri, global head of global markets.
She brought more than 20 years of experience in capital markets across Australia and the US and has a “deep understanding of the challenges clients face “.
Hardeman first joined State Street in 1998 and served as head of FX sales for Australia prior to her move to Boston in 2011, where she took on the same position for the Americas.
Following this, in 2015 she was promoted to global head of FX sales.
“Our proprietary indicators and research can help clients in the Asia Pacific navigate global markets to improve investment returns and minimise risk,” she said.
“I am excited to return to the Asia Pacific to lead State Street Global Markets as we grow and broaden our capabilities and client base in the region.”