Wachovia’s Global Trade Services department has taken on Bruce Alter in the bank’s GTS Asia marketing team. Alter will hold the corporate title of director and report to Ben Kinnas.

At some point, Alter will relocate to Hong Kong and assume responsibility for institutional and corporate trade sales for Japan, Korea, and Taiwan in addition to seeking trade opportunities with corporate clients and prospects in Hong Kong and southern China. In the interim, he will remain in Singapore supporting the trade needs of the global financial institution Asean region as well as seek corporate trade opportunities in Singapore.

Alter joins Wachovia from JP Morgan Chase in Singapore where he held several management roles involving trade and treasury services in Asia.

Before JP Morgan, Alter spent time with Citibank in Taiwan and the Philippines and managed trade and correspondent banking in those countries. He began his banking career with (formerly) Bank of Boston.