Standard Chartered hire

Standard Chartered hires new equity-linked head

Ken Olson, who was previously with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will head Standard Chartered's global team focusing on convertible bond issues and corporate derivatives.
<div style="text-align: left;"> Photo: AFP </div>
<div style="text-align: left;"> Photo: AFP </div>

Standard Chartered has hired Ken Olson as global head of equity-linked solutions, based in Hong Kong, a source said yesterday. The job will involve the origination of convertible bonds as well as corporate equity derivatives.

Olson was previously with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Japan, although he focused on equity-linked issuance and corporate derivatives across Asia as part of Andrew Cooper’s team. Cooper, who was Asia-Pacific head of corporate finance and structured equity-linked capital markets, resigned from BoA Merrill in August last year to pursue interests outside investment banking. Olson left the firm in September.

At Standard Chartered, Olson has taken over the role that...

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