He comes from a land down under

Why did Macquarie buy the ING cash equity business? What has been its impact? We talk to the head of corporate finance to find out.

Andrew Low is head of corporate finance for Macquarie in Asia. He assumed this role having been the point man on the ground for the bank's A$145 million $115 million purchase of ING's cash equity business last year a figure reported in the bank's annual report. He has been with the bank for five years in Australia before moving up to Hong Kong last year.

He now oversees a regional corporate finance team of 100. At the time of the acquisition, many were wondering why Macquarie would want to buy an Asian broking business. Observers were expecting to see the bank use the distribution platform to swiftly launch its...

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