Women in finance: Kate Richdale

Kate Richdale is one of the most senior women in Asia's investment banking circles and has advised on trailblazing M&A and capital market transactions during her career.

After a successful two years advising the firm’s clients on deals and boosting efficiency, Goldman Sachs in May named Kate Richdale co-head of its investment banking division in Asia ex-Japan.

Born and bred in Hong Kong, Richdale joined Goldman Sachs from Morgan Stanley as a partner in 2013 and thrived as a lateral hire, which is no easy task given the close-knit culture of the firm. She was helped, she said, by the right advice from other partners around the world who told her to come in quietly, do her best, and slowly mix.

Whilst helping to drive Goldman Sachs’s investment banking strategy working out which clients...

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