ING hires utilities head

The bank lifts Clive Turton from one of its major clients, debt-laden US power group Mirant.

Following one of the guiding principles of Asian investment banking head, Malcolm Brown, ING is to turn an industry expert into an investment banker rather than the other way round.

Australian Clive Turton joined ING this week to head the bank's utilities group, taking over from Alexander Alting, who re-located to London at the end of last year to head the European utilities group. Turton comes from Mirant, where he has spent three years based in Hong Kong overseeing the US operator's divestment of its Asian assets.

These included the $300 million sale of a 33% stake in the Shajiao C power plant in Guangdong province to China Resources at the...

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