Stephen goes to Hollywood

CSFB''s vice-chairman and old Asia hand, Stephen Stonefield retires; but plans new career as movie mogul.

They're high profile, they're rich, and they're looking for something more interesting to do. You may have noticed that senior investment bankers around the world are looking to relaunch new careers. The trend has hit Asia.

Stephen Stonefield, the former Asia head of CSFB and till recently its vice-chairman, is to retire.

However, adding a new twist, Stonefield's new direction sees him move into the movie business. The US banker is a shareholder in a new venture called Lion Digital Pictures, a digital animation film studio based in Singapore.

Backed by a fair amount of equity from the Singapore government sources, it hopes to become the Pixar of Asia....

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