Robert W Baird & Company, an employee-owned international capital markets, private equity, wealth and asset management firm, has appointed Anthony Siu as a new managing director of investment banking in Asia.

Mr Siu who was previously an investment banker at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, will focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions working closely with Baird’s investment bankers in the US and Europe. He will be based in Baird’s Shanghai office, which also houses Baird Private Equity operating and investment professionals.

Steve Booth, director of investment banking at Baird, said: In order to best serve our clients, particularly those in the consumer and industrial sectors, we must be able to effectively help them access opportunities in China. We have been building networks and relationships in the market for years and are delighted that we were able to attract Anthony to our platform. We are confident that he will be an excellent addition to our team.