Deutsche gives Gearhart debt origination duties

The Deutsche Bank veteran will effectively replace Herman van den Wall Bake who left the firm last month and is set to return to Europe.

Deutsche Bank has appointed Jake Gearhart as its head of debt syndicate and origination for Asia Pacific, effectively replacing Herman van den Wall Bake, who left the lender last month, the German bank said on Friday.

Gearhart, a 19-year Deutsche veteran, most recently headed the German bank’s global risk syndicate for Asia. He previously held roles in debt capital markets covering financial institutions and investment-grade trading.

In his new role, Gearhart will focus on syndicate and fixed-income capital markets including investment-grade and high-yield bonds and loans, a Hong Kong-based spokeswoman for Deutsche Bank said. The veteran banker will continue to be based in Singapore, where he moved...

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