Standard Chartered (STAN.L) aims to expand its U.S. presence with a local hiring push and by bolstering its team in the country with senior staff from its main regions of Asia, the Middle East and Africa, its top bankers said.The world’s top economy contributed $661 million to Standard Chartered’s operating income in 2016, or 5 percent of the total, making it the smallest of its major markets – Hong Kong, China, India, and the United Arab Emirates. “We really view the Americas as a growth area. When I say that, we are not looking to be JPMorgan or BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) or Wells Fargo,” StanChart’s Americas CEO Torry Berntsen told Reuters at the bank’s New York office.”We think we have a special… Next »
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