Stuart Kirk was named global head of research and insights at HSBC Global Asset Management, a spokeswoman said.
The role is new.
Mr. Kirk reports to Joanna Munro, global CIO, and leads a newly created research and insights team at the $568 billion money manager. The team will be staffed with existing employees, the spokeswoman said.
The team aims to provide clients with differentiated investment content and promote its research and analysis capabilities.
Mr. Kirk also leads a new HSBC GAM initiative, AlphaLabs, which brings together the firm's analysts; data and behavioral scientists; quantitative teams; and external academics and researchers. The initiative aims to apply new developments in investment approaches, techniques and technologies to client portfolios, a news release said.
"Stuart has a wealth of experience which will be instrumental in shaping our research and insights team, ensuring that our clients have access to the highest-quality research and content in order to make better informed investment decisions," Ms. Munro said in the release.
Mr. Kirk ran the DWS Research Institute, the release said. A spokeswoman said Francesco Curto was named global head of research in July.