It would be a meteoric rise for Mr Westerman at HSBC. He was only poached from Goldman in February last year, after 16 years, at the Wall Street giant. However, as co-head of global banking, the Briton has already made a major impact at the bank.
Westerman has overhauled its investment bank, cutting some top financiers and revamping the division to snatch business from European rivals.
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