Calyon has hired Fang Lei as director in its global loan syndication group covering Asia Pacific. Fang was most recently a director in HSBC’s debt capital markets division.

Fang, who will be based in Hong Kong, will report to Carl Roberts, acting head of the bank’s regional loan syndications team.

He will principally focus on corporate origination and syndicated loans in the Greater China region.

Calyon has made it known that it is seeking to recruit more staff to its the loan syndication team in Hong Kong, following the departure of John Corrin as head of loan syndication, Asia Pacific to GE Commercial Finance Asia Pacific (see p12).