UBS names Sam Kendall global head of ECM

The promotion comes after Kendall plays an instrumental role in moving the firm’s Asian ECM business in a new and significantly more profitable direction in the past year.

UBS names Sam Kendall global head of ECM
Sam Kendall

Sam Kendall, the head of Asia equity capital markets at UBS, has been promoted to global head of ECM, making him the first global ECM head at a bulge-bracket firm to be based in Asia.

The appointment, which was announced just before Christmas, comes after a highly successful year for the Swiss bank in Asia ECM, during which it executed almost 30% more deals than its closest competitor and, according to the...

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