Published: August 4, 2010
New equities head to boost African and Middle Eastern operations.
Standard Chartered Bank has appointed a new global head of its equities operations in a move it hopes will strengthen its service to its clients in Africa and the Middle East.
Simon Brookhouse started his new role at the beginning of August and is based in the bank’s Hong Kong office reporting to Lenny Feder, group head of financial markets.
In his new position he will be responsible for leading all aspects of Standard Chartered’s equities initiatives.
Feder describes Brookhouse as a “seasoned professional” with “deep industry expertise” and his appointment demonstrates Standard Chartered’s commitment to strengthening its equities business and serving the needs of its clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Brookhouse has more than two decades of equities experience. Prior to taking up this role he was based in London as chief executive of investment bank Execution Noble. He has also held various senior equities positions at HSBC and Merrill Lynch.
Brookhouse says he is “excited” about joining the bank and will use his local knowledge and industry experience to help build the business.