HSBC U.S. Head of Wealth and Personal Banking Racquel Oden Expands Team with New Regional Market Head

by Savoy Staff

HSBC U.S. Wealth and Personal Banking Head Racquel Oden has announced that Dufresne “Didi” Nicolas has joined the bank as Regional Market Head for the North regions, respectively. The hire is part of Oden’s new growth strategy focused on supporting international and high net-worth clients. She joined the bank in December as the new U.S. Head of Wealth and Personal Banking.

“The addition of Didi to our team will only further our efforts to deliver on the wealth management and banking needs of our globally connected, affluent and private banking clients,” said U.S. Head of Wealth and Personal Banking Racquel Oden. “We are excited to leverage his decades of wealth management experience to continue serving our clients who live and work across the U.S. and around the world. The announcement is the first of several new exciting hires that we will be sharing in the coming weeks as we grow our wealth management and financial planning team.”

The new Regional Market Head will focus on supporting advisory teams in his respective regions. The senior executive will report to Americas Head of Global Private Banking and U.S. Wealth Mark Pittsey.

Didi Nicolas, who has joined HSBC as Regional Market Head – North, will be based in New York City. He brings over 30 years of wealth management and financial services experience. Previously, he worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he led teams across several key markets, most recently as Director and Market Executive for Hartford and Associates Market. Didi also held key leadership roles at Morgan Stanley. He started his career as a financial advisor for PaineWebber. Didi is a member of the Spring Valley chapter of the NAACP and participates in many Urban League events. He is active in his local parish as a lector and commentator for Sunday masses and is a former board member for the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York at Albany.

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