The new team is based in Hong Kong and is led by Michael Collett, who joins Mirabaud Securities as Head of Asian Equities, having previously held the role of Head of Sales Trading Asia at Jefferies. He brings more than 22 years’ experience to his new role (20 years of which have been based in Asia) and has held senior positions at Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, CLSA and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.
Michael Collett is joined by Eddie Jones, who has been appointed Head of Asian Sales Trading and has more than 15 years’ experience working in Asian equity markets. Eddie has previously held trading roles at Merrill Lynch and Société Générale.
Also joining the Asian Equities team are Robert Chandler and Richard Sharp, who have both been appointed as Senior Sales Traders. Robert Chandler has more than 25 years’ pan-Asian dealing and sales trading experience having held roles at ING Barings, Lehman Brothers and CLSA, having initially begun his financial career at Schroders in the buy-side market. Richard Sharp joins Mirabaud Securities with more than 28 years’ experience covering Japanese and Hong Kong markets, with previous positions including roles at CLSA, Merrill Lynch and Tokai Maruman Securities, as well as Blue Sky Capital.
Commenting on the appointment of the Asian Equities team, Jason Rand, Global Head of Trading at Mirabaud Securities, says: “The appointment of our Asian Equities team reflects Mirabaud’s commitment to both the region and to providing clients with comprehensive specialist coverage of a major investment market. We see significant opportunities in Asia and believe Michael Collett and his team, with their extensive on-the-ground experience and history of developing long term client relationships, will be invaluable as we seek to grow our presence in the region.”
Michael Collett, Head of Asian Equities, adds: “Mirabaud’s long history of specialising in areas where it can truly add value offers an extremely attractive proposition in a highly competitive brokerage market. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to further enhance the business’ capabilities with respect to the Asian markets for the benefit of our clients.”