Credit Suisse hires Ian Long

Long leaves Deutsche to focus on equity capital markets for Southeast Asia at the Swiss bank.
Credit Suisse has appointed Ian Long as a director of its global markets solutions group in Asia. Joining from Deutsche Bank, Long will focus on equity capital markets in Southeast Asia, which is a region where the Swiss bank remains highly active.

He will report to Vik Malhotra, the head of global markets solutions in Asia, and will be based in Singapore as the bank attempts to enhance client access to coverage bankers in the region. Long will take up his new position on October 18.

While at Deutsche Bank, where he was a director in the equity capital markets division, Long was involved in Industrial and Commercial Bank of ChinaÆs $22 billion initial public offering and also worked on the IPOs for Shui On Land and Dongfeng Motor Corp. He began his banking career in 1997 at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, before joining JPMorgan SecuritiesÆ equity capital and derivative markets in 2002.

Credit Suisse has been involved in several equity deals in Southeast Asia this year, including the IPOs for Indonesian palm oil producers Indofood Agri Resources and Sampoerna Agro and two convertible bond issues for Indonesian coal miner Bumi Resources. In Malaysia, it helped infrastructure conglomerate YTL Corp to raise $300 million from an exchangeable bond. The bank is also one of the joint bookrunners for Saizen Real Estate Investment TrustÆs $144 million IPO, which is in the market at the moment. Saizen is SingaporeÆs first Reit to be backed by Japanese assets.
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