Societe Generale forms new credit sales team in Asia

04 December 2013   Category: News, Asia   By Asia Asset Management

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (Societe Generale) announced on December 3 the formation of a new credit sales team in Asia to offer the full credit value chain from origination to distribution to issuers and institutional investors in Asia.

The team, working in close partnerships with the bank’s trading and debt capital markets teams, will capitalise on Societe Generale’s Asian and global credit platforms to offer a complete suite of credit solutions to Asian issuers and investors. Asian investors will also benefit from the comprehensive and professional advice offered by the team, especially in the areas of risk analysis and credit evaluation, to help them achieve their investment objectives.

Leading the team is Pierre Trecourt, who is newly appointed as head of credit sales for Asia. He has a wealth of experience in the banking industry and was previously head of fixed income and institutions for Societe Generale’s cross asset solutions (SOL) business in Asia. He will direct the team in developing the bank’s credit activities and strengthening its fixed income and currencies (FIC) business in the region, while continuing to drive the originate-to-distribute distribution efforts for the bank. Mr. Trecourt reports to Yann Garnier, head of FIC and SOL sales, Asia Pacific.

Supporting Mr. Trecourt is a team of professionals with deep product knowledge and extensive experience in the business, including the following key hires in September 2013: Jimmy Ye, director and head of credit sales for Asia ex-Japan; Bernardina Suen, director; Jean Gan, director and head of credit sales for Southeast Asia; and Toshihiko Sugihara, managing director and head of credit sales for Japan.