Calyon appoints DCM head for Asia ex-Japan

Antoine Gros takes over leadership of the debt capital markets business, while three new roles are created to expand the bankÆs debt coverage.
Calyon has appointed Antoine Gros as head of debt capital markets (DCM) for Asia ex-Japan to replace Aaron Tan who has left the firm. Gros was most recently managing director and the firmÆs head of specialised asset securitisation for the Americas, with responsibility for origination and execution of structured transactions and asset-backed securities (ABS).

In his new role, Gros will be helping the firm to develop a regional DCM platform. He will focus on a range of debt products, including high-yield bonds, flow and structured ABS and high-grade bonds.

He will relocate to Hong Kong and report to Jim Siracusa, global head of DCM, and to FrTdTric LainT, head of fixed income, currencies and commodities for Asia ex-Japan.

As well as over 14 years of experience in fixed-income derivatives marketing and structuring, Gros has held several executive positions in CalyonÆs fixed-income markets division in Paris, London and New York.

In addition to Gros' appointment, Calyon has created three new Asian DCM positions in an attempt to further expand its presence in the region. Previously working with the DCM division in Korea, Ralph Byun has been promoted to executive director of DCM in non-Japan Asia. Agatha Cheung will join from Standard CharteredÆs DCM team in Greater China to become a director.

The firm has also added Elaine Kwan, who most recently worked with ABN AMROÆs DCM team in Asia, as an associate director. Byun, Cheung and Kwan will all be based in Hong Kong and report to Gros.

ôWe continue to see tremendous growth and development in the DCM and corporate risk management business throughout Asia ex-Japan. These key appointments mark CalyonÆs commitment to further enhance the growth of its DCM business in the region,ö says LainT in a written statement.
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