Standard Chartered announces new appointments for Equity Capital Markets Business

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Wednesday April 18, 2012 16:40
Singapore--18 Apr--Asian Banker

Singapore/ Hong Kong, April 17th 2012 - Standard Chartered announced today that it has appointed Kenneth Olson (‘Ken’) as Managing Director and Global Head of Equity-Linked Solutions, and Julian Lee as Managing Director, Equity Corporate Finance. Based in Hong Kong, Ken reports to David Douglas, Global Head of Equity Capital Markets, while Julian reports to James Pak, Head of Equity Corporate Finance for Northeast Asia.

In his role, Ken will be responsible for the origination and structuring of convertible bonds and corporate equity derivatives. A seasoned China banker, Julian will focus on originating and executing equity / equity-linked and other corporate finance solutions for clients in Greater China.

Ken brings with him over 10 years of experience in corporate finance and equity capital markets. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he spent six years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch heading the equity-linked capital markets business for Japan and corporate finance risk structuring business for Asia Pacific. Previously, he held roles in corporate finance at IBM and as a derivatives trader at ING Barings Securities.

Julian is an experienced banker in corporate finance, having spent over 12 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he led and advised corporations in raising more than US$25 billion through IPOs, follow-ons and rights offerings. He was most recently the Managing Director of corporate finance for China.

“I am delighted to welcome Ken and Julian to the team as we continue to build out the Bank’s equities business and deepen our corporate advisory expertise across the Bank’s footprint. I am confident that Ken’s wealth of experience will add value to and lead our equity-linked business to the next level. Julian’s knowledge of corporate finance and of China will enable Standard Chartered to continue meeting our clients’ needs in this burgeoning market,” said David Douglas. (April 18 2012)--

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