Natixis, BTMU hire senior bankers to enhance business franchise in APAC

French investment bank Natixis has appointed Kenneth Lee as head of debt capital markets syndicate for Asia-Pacific as it further enhances its ambitions in regional primary bond markets, adding distribution expertise to strengthen its origination capabilities. He will be based in Hong Kong and reports to Bruno Le Saint, head of global finance and co-head of investment banking for Asia-Pacific and to Viet-Linh Ha Thuc, head of fixed income and commodities in the region.

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French investment bank Natixis has appointed Kenneth Lee as head of debt capital markets syndicate for Asia-Pacific as it further enhances its ambitions in regional primary bond markets, adding distribution expertise to strengthen its origination capabilities. He will be based in Hong Kong and reports to Bruno Le Saint, head of global finance and co-head of investment banking for Asia-Pacific and to Viet-Linh Ha Thuc, head of fixed income and commodities in the region.

Lee has over 20 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific fixed income markets. Before joining Natixis, he co-founded Ark One Limited, an Asian credit-focused multi-strategy fund in 2013, which was acquired by a listed company in Hong Kong in 2016. Before that, he spent 10 years at Barclays Capital Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore as head of Asia-Pacific debt syndicate. His earlier experience included various fixed income roles at ABN AMRO, Citi and Nomura, all in Hong Kong.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s banking entity, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), has lured Vivek Batra away from DBS to become its general manager and regional head of transaction banking sales for Asia and Oceania. He will be responsible for strengthening MUFG’s transaction banking business, which includes cash management and trade finance, across 13 markets within the Asia and Oceania region.

Batra’s appointment is part of the bank’s ongoing efforts of leveraging senior and international banking talents to underpin the growth of MUFG’s key businesses such as transaction banking and global corporate banking. Batra was formerly managing director and global head of sales at DBS’ global transaction services. He brings over 20 years of experienceFrench investment bank Natixis has appointed Kenneth Lee as head of debt capital markets syndicate for Asia-Pacific as it further enhances its ambitions in regional primary bond markets, adding distribution expertise to strengthen its origination capabilities. He will be based in Hong Kong and reports to Bruno Le Saint, head of global finance and co-head of investment banking for Asia-Pacific and to Viet-Linh Ha Thuc, head of fixed income and commodities in the region.

Lee has over 20 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific fixed income markets. Before joining Natixis, he co-founded Ark One Limited, an Asian credit-focused multi-strategy fund in 2013, which was acquired by a listed company in Hong Kong in 2016. Before that, he spent 10 years at Barclays Capital Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore as head of Asia-Pacific debt syndicate. His earlier experience included various fixed income roles at ABN AMRO, Citi and Nomura, all in Hong Kong.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s banking entity, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), has lured Vivek Batra away from DBS to become its general manager and regional head of transaction banking sales for Asia and Oceania. He will be responsible for strengthening MUFG’s transaction banking business, which includes cash management and trade finance, across 13 markets within the Asia and Oceania region.

Batra’s appointment is part of the bank’s ongoing efforts of leveraging senior and international banking talents to underpin the growth of MUFG’s key businesses such as transaction banking and global corporate banking. Batra was formerly managing director and global head of sales at DBS’ global transaction services. He brings over 20 years of experience into the role, which will see him setting and driving the strategic direction of MUFG’s transaction banking business forward and better capture trade flows within Asia and Oceania. into the role, which will see him setting and driving the strategic direction of MUFG’s transaction banking business forward and better capture trade flows within Asia and Oceania.

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