ICBC Standard Bank Names Yan Chief Economist

ICBC Standard Bank Plc (“ICBC Standard” or “the Bank”) this week announced the appointment of Jinny Yan as Chief China Economist. Yan will be based in London reporting to Guido Haller, Head of FICE Markets (Fixed Income, Currencies and Equities).

Yan comes to the ICB from Standard Chartered, where she was most recently a senior economist with the Global Research team. She covered many key China-Europe macro topics with a focus on renminbi internationalization. She began her career at Standard Chartered in 2006, working in economist roles covering China (based in Shanghai), and supporting the Chief Economist. She also oversaw the European RMB Solutions team in 2014 and chaired the Education and Marketing stream of the City of London’s Renminbi initiative.

Haller, commenting on her appointment said: “ICBC Standard Bank is in a period of growth, with a number of strategic hires across the business which demonstrates our deep commitment to becoming a leading player in fixed-income and FX markets for international corporates accessing the Chinese market, and Chinese corporates accessing the international markets. We are pleased to have appointed Jinny to this new role, which will be crucial in enabling us to better serve our clients’ interests and develop our business.”

Yan will lead China markets and strategy research at ICBC Standard Bank, working across the group to develop content for clients across fixed income, currencies and equities. She will be the senior point of contact at the bank on markets and macro-related China views and will play a key role in establishing ICBC Standard Bank as the go-to expert on China, globally, according to ICBC.


Photo Credit: Image of ICBC Bank in Beijing, China, by Reuters News Agency.