Mr Qu was previously Deputy Division Chief of the Financial Stability Bureau at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) in Beijing. In his new role he will be based in Shanghai and reports to Global Head of Rates Research Danny Suwanapruti, who recently joined the bank in Singapore from Standard Chartered.
This follows the appointment of Martin Whetton as Senior Rates Strategist for Australia in October last year. Mr Whetton joined ANZ from Nomura in Sydney, where he spent four years covering Australian and New Zealand interest rates. He was ranked second in the 2014 KangaNews research poll for delivering Asian insights relevant to the Australian fixed income market.
ANZ Chief Economist Warren Hogan said: “These appointments are important steps in our ambitions to be the best international provider of Australian and New Zealand research and the leading Asian research house globally. We are particularly pleased to be extending our interest rates expertise into the Chinese market, which will complement our existing strength in macro-economic analysis.”
ANZ was ranked #1 by investors for its interest rates capabilities in Asiamoney’s Fixed Income Poll 2014.