Oppenheimer & Co, a unit of Oppenheimer Holdings, has named Robin Green as CEO and president of Oppenheimer Investments Asia, based in Hong Kongm, to lead the firm's expansion in Asia.

Prior to Oppenheimer, Green was working with MF Global Hong Kong, acting as the head of Asian Institutional Equity Sales and ITG Hong Kong where he was CEO.

Robin Green said, "Joining Oppenheimer represents a very exciting challenge for me."

"The firm has already established a track record in Asia. I look forward to helping to develop our regional client base by offering local market coverage and global expertise, while representing our enhanced Asia product and track record to our global clients."

Oppenheimer Holdings chairman Albert (Bud) Lowenthal said the firm considers Asia an important and valuable part of Oppenheimer’s growing global business, and it recognizes the enormous potential in the region.

"Under Robin’s leadership, we intend to add to our capabilities in Equities and Fixed Income, and further support our Investment Banking team based in Beijing," Lowenthal added.

Oppenheimer & Co caters a comprehensive suite of wealth management, securities brokerage and investment banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, corporate executives, local governments, businesses and institutions.