BANKS ARE UPGRADING – There have been a number of hires across the market of late, here is a small selection. Chris Harding  has been appointed as Director of Deutsche Bank’s Capital Markets & Solution Group, covering European Insurance Companies.  Standard Chartered have hired Kevin Burke  as their Global Head of Financial Market Sales, to be based in Singapore. Burke has most recently worked at Deutsche as Head of Institutional Client Group, Debt, Asia Pacific. Berenberg, the world’s oldest merchant bank and private bank, have added Bernd Meyer as a Chief Strategist, as they are ‘continuing to expand’ their Wealth and Asset Management business. Meyer is currently employed by Commerzbank as Managing Director, Head of Cross Asset Strategy and is expected to start his new role on 1st October. #SpartanInternational