HKEX appoints Richard Wise as Group Chief Risk Officer

Maria Nikolova

Mr Wise will report to HKEX Chief Executive Charles Li, and join the company’s Management Committee.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) today announces the appointment of Richard Wise as Group Chief Risk Officer, effective November this year. He will report to HKEX Chief Executive Charles Li, and join the company’s Management Committee.

Richard Wise

Mr Wise will oversee the Group’s risk management functions, including Group Credit and Quantitative Analysis, Group Cyber and Technology Risk Management, and Enterprise Risk Management.

Mr Wise joins HKEX from Credit Suisse, where he is currently Chief Risk Officer – Asia Pacific. He will relocate to Hong Kong from Singapore to take up the role.

Richard Wise has nearly three decades of experience in financial markets, having worked in London, Tokyo, New York and Singapore. He has held senior risk roles over the last 20 years, including as Global Head of Market Risk Management at JP Morgan and Chief Risk Officer for JP Morgan Securities LLC, both in New York.

He started his career in London trading equity derivatives and fixed income products, and holds a double first class degree in Mathematics, from Cambridge University.

Mr Wise will succeed John Killian, who had previously led HKEX’s finance function as Group Chief Financial Officer, and took on the role of Group Risk Officer earlier this year. To ensure a smooth transition, Mr Killian will remain with HKEX until the first quarter of 2021.

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