StormHarbour strengthens Asia-Pacific dedicated client offering
21 August 2013
News, Asia, Singapore
By Asia Asset Management
StormHarbour has appointed Sandeep Gill, Barry Dick, Martin Otway and Nicholas Loh in Singapore to strengthen its existing capabilities and presence in the Asia Pacific region.
The new team will be part of StormHarbour’s strategy to enhance the origination of new client business, capitalise on emerging cross border finance opportunities and establish critical scale in its core business. StormHarbour has acquired the team from OPVS Group, an Asia Pacific-focussed alternative asset management firm, bringing with them deep expertise in structured finance, debt and private equity, credit and fixed income, alternatives and advisory.
Mr. Gill and Mr. Dick both join StormHarbour as principal and managing director; both were former co-founders of OPVS Group. Mr. Gill has also held the role of global head and managing director of structured credit and derivatives at DBS Bank Ltd. He will also be responsible for the firm’s structuring activities across the Asia Pacific. Mr. Dick is a veteran of the Asian capital markets with a long and successful track record in the region. He was previously head of fixed income sales at Merrill Lynch for Asia, ex-Japan.
Mr. Otway and Mr. Loh join the firm as directors, following senior roles at OPVS Group. Previously Mr. Otway was treasurer and head of credit trading for Unicredit in Singapore, whilst Mr. Loh, who brings over 20 years of legal and corporate finance experience, was previously at the law firm, Legal 21, based in Singapore.
Water Cheung, senior principal and CEO, Singapore, said: “There is a significant opportunity for StormHarbour in Asia Pacific. With its global footprint, StormHarbour provides connectivity to global markets for Asian clients and connectivity to Asia to its growing number of global clients. We are pleased to welcome such a high calibre team, led by Sandeep and Barry, to help shape the future of StormHarbour’s business and client offering in Asia Pacific.”
Antonio Cacorino, managing principal and co-founder of StormHarbour, added: “The appointment of this team underlines the firm’s continued commitment to international growth and our ability to attract highly experienced, seasoned banking and investment professionals in core financial markets. Asia Pacific is a key market for StormHarbour and we look forward to working with the team in delivering our ambitious plan for growth in the region.”
Asia Pacific is a key component of StormHarbour’s global platform and the firm has originated and executed a number of high profile financings across its growing oil and gas, mining and infrastructure and renewable energy practices. StormHarbour’s presence in the region extends to offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
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