These tough days seemed to be over, with HSBC reserving a 141.four p.c leap in reported pre-tax revenue for 2017 and 10.9 per cent climb in adjusted revenue.
Prospects for the financial institution are good within the 12 months forward, in response to Tucker. He mentioned there are a lot of optimistic components serving to to spice up enterprise, together with rising rates of interest and Asia’s progress story.
Even the current market sell-off and geopolitical issues such because the U.Okay.’s exit from the European Union don’t faze HSBC, mentioned the 60-year-old, who’s the primary outsider to be appointed HSBC chairman.
“(We’re) by no means frightened about market volatility. I feel that is the character of the enterprise,” mentioned Tucker, who was insurance coverage agency AIA’s CEO earlier than his transfer to HSBC final 12 months.
“When it comes to our greatest concern I feel that may be the macro components, the macro geopolitical components throughout our enterprise within the particular person territories,” he added.
“They’re points within the Center East, whether or not there are issues in Europe, whether or not we’ve Brexit — all of those are points that we cope with however none of them are, in our view, insurmountable for our group.”