Based in Washington, DC, Schuermann will lead the bank’s public policy activities and government relations in the United States and will be responsible for advocating on behalf of HSBC with US policy makers and elected officials. Schuermann will report to Sherard Cowper-Coles, Group Head of Group Public Affairs, and Mark Steffensen, General Counsel for HSBC USA.
“We are thrilled to have Mark join our team and leverage his experience to engage the regulatory community, Congress, and the administration,” said Steffensen.
“I’m honored to join HSBC and lead our public affairs team in representing the bank to policy makers,” said Schuermann. “HSBC plays such an important role in helping clients in the Americas and around the globe, and I look forward to telling that story.”
Schuermann joins HSBC from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), where he was Head of Federal Government and International Affairs. Previously, he led public affairs for the Americas at Nomura, where he helped establish its Washington, DC office in 2010. He also spent 16 years in both chambers of Congress, addressing issues impacting the financial services sector, the federal budget, trade and education policy.
Mark Schuermann, US Head of Public Affairs
Vice President, External Communications
HSBC USA Inc. (“HUSI”) is a Maryland corporation and its principal business is HSBC North America Holdings Inc. is the holding company for HSBC Holdings plc’s operations in the United States. The company’s businesses serve customers in the following key areas: wealth and personal banking, commercial banking, private banking, and global banking and markets.
HSBC Bank USA, National Association (HSBC Bank USA, N.A.) serves customers through wealth, personal banking, commercial banking, private banking, and global banking and markets segments. As of the close of business on December 31, 2021 it operated bank branches in: California; Washington, D.C.; Florida; New Jersey; New York; Virginia; and Washington. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is the principal subsidiary of HSBC USA Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. In the United States, deposit products are offered by HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Member FDIC, investment and brokerage services are provided through HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., (Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC) and insurance products are provided through HSBC Insurance Agency (USA) Inc.
HSBC USA Inc. (“HUSI”) is a Maryland corporation and its principal business is to act as a holding company for its subsidiaries including HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Through HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and its subsidiaries, HUSI offers a full range of traditional banking products and services to individuals, including high net worth individuals, small businesses, corporations, institutions and governments. HSBC USA Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of HSBC, is headquartered in London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 64 countries and territories in its geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,958bn at 31 December 2021, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.