Jefferies expands investment banking and capital markets platform in Asia
Jefferies Group has expanded its Asia investment banking business with five senior appointments who will be based in Hong Kong, the firm’s Asian headquarters.
“We welcome these outstanding senior professionals to our team and the considerable additional expertise they bring to our clients,” says Benjamin D. Lorello (pictured), global head of investment banking and capital markets at Jefferies. “This expansion of our investment banking business demonstrates both our deep commitment to serving clients in Asia, as well as our commitment to providing our clients outside the region with strong Asia sector, product and country expertise.”
Sherry Liu joins as chairman of Asia and vice chairman of global investment banking. Named one of the most influential women in finance in Asia by FinanceAsia, Liu will play a vital role in driving Jefferies Asian investment banking business. Liu brings to Jefferies over 18 years of investment banking experience and longstanding relationships with major corporations and business leaders across China. She Liu joins Jefferies from RBS, where she was chairman and chief executive of RBS China.
Danny Wong joins the firm as managing director and head of Asia equity capital markets. Wong brings to Jefferies more than 15 years of investment banking experience across Greater China and Southeast Asia. He joins Jefferies from Macquarie Capital Securities, where he spent seven years and was most recently a managing director and the head of equity capital markets for Greater China.
Charles Zhou joins as managing director and senior China coverage officer in investment banking. Zhou brings to Jefferies over 13 years of investment banking experience in China, covering state-owned enterprises as well as private sector clients. Zhou joins Jefferies from RBS, where he was most recently a managing director for China investment banking.
Qing Zhu joins as managing director and head of Asia power and utilities investment banking. He brings to Jefferies more than 14 years of investment banking experience covering power, utilities, natural resources and industrial companies. Zhu joins Jefferies from RBS, where he was most recently a managing director and head of China energy and resources investment banking.
Richard Yang joins the firm as managing director and joint head of Asia consumer and healthcare investment banking. He brings to Jefferies over 13 years of experience. Yang joins Jefferies from ICBC International, where he was a managing director and head of consumer and retail investment banking.
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