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Kepler Capital Markets names new senior management


Kepler Capital Markets (Kepler) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal Marionneau as Global Head of the Credit ASG business line. Credit ASG will focus on Illiquid Assets held on the balance sheets of diverse financial institutions. Alongside Origination and Distribution, the activity will also encompass Restructuring and Advisory. Pascal previously held the position of Trading and Risk Advisor for the Global Capital Markets Department across business lines at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. Pascal is a graduate both of l’Ecole Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers and the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid. Pascal will be a member of KCM’s Executive Board.

Christophe Tamet also joins Credit ASG as Head of Credit. Christophe has previously worked as Head of Credit at Legal and General Investment Management. His prior experience was gained with JP Morgan, where he was Global Head of Credit in the Chief Investment Office, Gartmore and Fortis Investments where he was Head of Credit. His experience covers corporate, ABS and structured credit markets including credit indices, tranches and options. Christophe has 23 years' experience in the fixed income area. Christophe is a graduate of INSA in Strasbourg and has two third cycle diplomas from Aix-en-Provence University.

Laurent Quirin, CEO of Kepler, comments as follows: ‘The creation of Credit ASG is a natural step in Kepler’s development towards the merchant bank business model. As financial institutions continue to deleverage, I am confident that the tailor-made advisory service provided by Pascal Marionneau and his highly experienced team will be of great value to Kepler’s customers’.

Kepler Capital Markets names Nicolas Miara-Godet as Head of Investment Solutions

Kepler Capital Markets (Kepler) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicolas Miara-Godet as Head of Investment Solutions which is a new business line dedicated to the structured products business. Nicolas will be a member of KCM’s Executive Board. Nicolas previously held the positions of Global Head of Cross Asset Solutions Sales and, prior to that, Global Head of Equity Derivatives Sales at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. Nicolas is a graduate of HEC School of Management.

Commenting on this appointment, Laurent Quirin, the CEO of Kepler, stated, ‘Our ambition is to become a key actor in the field of Investment Solutions. In our capacity as an independent financial intermediary, we benefit from an ideal positioning between the big Investment Banks and all the types of clients who depend on us for advice: institutional investors, distribution networks and corporates’.

About Kepler Capital Markets
Kepler Capital Markets is a leading independent European financial services company specialised in intermediation and advisory services. The company is majority owned by employees and management. In April 2011, Kepler announced the entry of investors who have taken a 47% stake in the company: la Caisse des Dépôts, Gruppo Banca Leonardo, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and BlackFin Capital Partners. The group consists of 360 employees. Kepler is active in equity research and brokerage, fixed income, derivatives, structured products and corporate finance. KCM has built a reputation for the quality and independence of its research and intermediation via its multi-local platform in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Zurich and New York.

Please visit Kepler Capital Markets for further details.

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Source: Kepler Capital Markets press release

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