Goldman debt hire

Julian Trott rejoins Goldman as head of debt syndicate Asia

Ex-Merrill Lynch banker Julian Trott rejoins Goldman Sachs as the firm's new head of debt syndicate Asia.

Goldman Sachs has appointed Julian Trott as its new head of syndicate for Asia ex-Japan debt capital markets, according to an internal note. Trott has rejoined the firm as a managing director, based in Hong Kong. He started work last week.

Trott previously worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where his last role at the firm was as head of financing for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London. He worked at Merrill Lynch for about a decade, during which time he was head of emerging markets debt syndicate and also handled corporate debt syndicate. He left in 2010.

While Trott has not worked in Asia before, he is a veteran emerging markets debt specialist and all Asian G3 deals would have passed his desk when he worked on the debt syndicate desk in London.

He is taking on a position that Goldman has been trying to fill for some time. The bank has a strong coverage team and has been mandated on a number of G3 bond deals, but has been lacking a dedicated debt syndicate head for the Asian region, so Trott’s appointment should be positive for the firm. He fills a function that Dominique Jooris had been caretaking, in addition to his main role as head of investment-grade capital markets in Asia ex-Japan.

Trott started his career as a trader at Goldman where he spent five years dealing in US investment-grade dollar and sterling debt.

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