JP Morgan appoints Kevin Latter as head of investment banking for Sub-Saharan Africa

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Tuesday July 12, 2016 08:31
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Johannesburg -- JP Morgan has appointed Kevin Latter as joint senior country officer and head of investment banking for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), it announced on Tuesday.

"In his new role, he will work closely with Marc Hussey, joint senior country officer and head of corporate banking for Sub-Saharan Africa, to cover clients and provide leadership to our local employees," the investment bank said in a statement.

Based in Johannesburg, Latter will report to Sjoerd Leenart, regional head for JP Morgan Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

"Kevin is among the very best and most experienced investment bankers I have met in this region. His appointment demonstrates JP Morgan's unwavering commitment to our SSA franchise and reflects our ongoing focus to deliver best-in-class products and solutions to our clients," said Leenart.

Previously head of investment banking at Deutsche Bank SA, Latter was most recently at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he headed up its local investment banking arm.
During his time there he formed part of the team that assisted retailer, Steinhoff International Holdings with the purchase of Pepkor Holdings for R62.8 billion in 2014.
The lender was also involved in Walmart Stores' acquisition of retailer Massmart Holdings in 2011, worth R16.5 billion. (July12, 2016)--

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