Deutsche’s Asia ECM head leaves

Neil Kell has resigned after just over one year at the post.
Neil Kell's tenure as Deutsche's ECM Asia head lasted slightly more than a year
Neil Kell's tenure as Deutsche's ECM Asia head lasted slightly more than a year

Neil Kell, Deutsche Bank’s head of equity capital markets for Asia excluding Japan and Australasia, left the firm in March.

A spokeswoman confirmed Kell has resigned, but declined to comment further.

Details on who will take over his responsibilities or whether Deutsche plans to replace him could not be ascertained. Kell could not be immediately reached for comment.

Kell moved from London to Hong Kong last January to take on the role. He reported jointly to Bhupinder Singh, co-head of corporate banking & securities in Asia Pacific and Mark Hantho, global head of ECM at Deutsche.

Deutsche was one of the banks on Alibaba’s initial public offering, which raised a record $25 billion last September in the world’s largest flotation.

Kell joined Deutsche in 2010 to oversee its ECM financial institutions group for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He previously spent 11 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where his most recent position was director of investment banking and equity capital markets, according to his LinkedIn profile. While at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, his team won roles on high-profile deals such as Barclays’ rights issue and the recapitalisation of Bank of Ireland.

Before that, he worked at Scotia Capital for two years as a director in the bank's Toronto office, and before that, as an investment analyst at PJ Doherty & Associates in Ottawa for three years.

From 1992 to 1995, Kell served in the Canadian military, working in the logistics division and as an artillery officer.

Deutsche Bank is ranked 10th in the league table rankings so far this year, having raised $1.1 billion via six deals up to March 30, according to Dealogic data. Goldman Sachs leads the tables as of March 30, followed by UBS, Citic Securities and Credit Suisse. For the same period last year, Deutsche ranked 11th, having raised $1.3 billion via 12 deals.

¬ Haymarket Media Limited. All rights reserved.
Share our publication on social media
Share our publication on social media