New head of capital markets in EMEA for GE Capital

Published: July 27, 2009

James Fenner has been named as the new head of capital markets for GE Capital in EMEA.

Based in London, he will be responsible for all strategic lease and loan syndication activities and will oversee securitisation and alternative funding strategies, in partnership with GE’s treasury function, for GE Capital businesses in the region. He will report to Richard Laxer, EMEA president and CEO for GE Capital.

Fenner was previously head of leveraged loan capital markets with Merrill Lynch, a position he held since 2005. Before that he worked in a variety of roles with Deutsche Bank, ending as managing director of loan capital markets responsible for project finance, telecoms and leveraged finance.

“As one of the largest lenders to the SME sector in EMEA, and the largest factoring provider globally, GE Capital is already working extensively with governments and customers in the major European economies to support key sectors and businesses,” Laxer says. “James brings a wealth of experience to the capital markets role that will help us provide more creative solutions to customers and generate new sources of funding that we can pass onto businesses.”

GE Capital is a provider of specialist finance throughout the EMEA region, providing a wide range of solutions including: accounts receivable management, inventory finance, ABL, cross-border financing, leveraged finance, European leasing/vendor finance and fleet management. GE Capital focuses on sectors such as energy, healthcare, media, transportation and industrial.