UBS: looking for a bull run in Asian equities

UBS has just seen a changing of the guard in Asian ECM, with Matthew Koder taking over from Colin West.

The Swiss bank's widely respected ECM head Colin West has just returned to London after a long stint in the region. Here he and his new successor Matthew Koder discuss the how the bank has built and consolidated its ECM platform in the region.

When did you come to Asia

West I came to Asia at the end of 1994 and my first deal was two simultaneous convertibles for the Formosa Plastics group in Taiwan.

Then I ran corporate finance in Singapore and then the MA team in the region. I have always had more of an ECM focus than an MA focus. But after the Asian...

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