Mike WittichGreater China & North Asia Head, Investor Coverage at Standard Chartered Bank
Mike is responsible for the Investor Coverage team within Greater China, Korea and Japan. He relocated to Hong Kong from London in January 2014. Prior to this, Mike drove the rapid expansion of Investor Coverage as Head of UK/Europe coverage over a five-year period. As a senior relationship manager, he works closely with top tier fund managers looking to invest in and build a presence in Asia. Mike’s knowledge of China’s inbound and outbound quota programmes is well respected by his client base. Since February 2016, Mike is responsible for driving the Financial Institutions Groups’ CIBM initiative. The opening up of China’s fixed income market is a once-in-a-generation opportunity that is relevant to all major fund managers. Mike coordinates the investor marketing for bond settlement and bond counterparty roles for Standard Chartered. Mike was born and educated in Toronto, Canada. After graduation with an MBA in International Finance and a Bachelor of Mathematics and qualifying as a Certified Public Accountant, he embarked on a 20-year career in corporate treasury, derivative marketing and debt capital markets at a Canadian Bank. His successful expansion of the institutional investor network into Asia led to his joining Standard Chartered as Head of Non-Bank FI in 2008. He is married (to another Standard Chartered employee) and enjoys hiking, cycling and travelling.