AXA Private Equity — The private equity unit of French insurance company AXA SA selected managing director Jenhao Han (pictured) to oversee the firm's new office in Beijing. This is AXA's first venture in China. Han will be working alongside Won Ha, Jason Yao and Colin Wang, all of whom were previously based in AXA's Singapore office.

BNP Paribas SA — The firm hired Sameer Sopori as head of high-yield capital markets, Asia-Pacific. He will be based out of Singapore. Sopori was previously global head of the high-yield product group at Standard Chartered plc, and before that, held various leadership positions at Credit Suisse Group, UBS, and Morgan Stanley in London and Hong Kong.

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