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HSBC Ex-Markets Chief Said to Have Left After Misconduct Claim

  • Thibaut de Roux was head of HSBC’s global markets unit
  • Bank had announced de Roux’s departure in mid-September
A bus passes a logo of a HSBC Holdings Plc bank branch in London.
Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg
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HSBC Holdings Plc’s head of global markets, Thibaut de Roux, left the bank after a junior female employee accused him of inappropriate conduct at a hotel bar in New York, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The London-based HSBC veteran allegedly behaved improperly with the employee, who flagged it to the lender’s human resources department in early summer, one of the people said. HSBC has reported the incident to the U.K. financial services regulator, the person said, declining to be identified because the details are private.