Natixis names new APAC global markets head

Emmanuel Lefort, dubbed the 'architecht of the French banks structured credit business worldwide, takes over as Serge Ekué relocates to London.

France's Natixis has appointed Emmanuel Lefort as its head of global markets for the Asia-Pacific region, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Lefort replaces Serge Ekué, who was recently named senior country manager for the UK and head of global markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Based in Hong Kong, Lefort will report to Luc François, head of global markets, and to Alain Gallois, chief executive officer of its corporate and investment banking division in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lefort will start his new role on January 1. Gallois, who relocated to Hong Kong in July, will lead the unit until...

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