StormHarbour strengthens dedicated client offering in Asia-Pacific
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

StormHarbour announces four senior appointments in Singapore


StormHarbour, the leading independent global markets and financial advisory firm, today announces the appointment of Sandeep S. Gill, Barry E. Dick, Martin Otway and Nicholas Loh, in Singapore, to strengthen the existing capabilities and presence in the Asia Pacific region.  


The new team will be part of StormHarbour’s strategy to enhance the origination of new client business, capitalise on emerging cross border finance opportunities and establish critical scale in its core business. StormHarbour has acquired the team from OPVS Group, an AsiaPacific focused alternative asset management firm, bringing with them deep expertise in structured finance, debt and private equity, credit and fixed income, alternatives and advisory.


Sandeep S. Gill and Barry E. Dick both join StormHarbour as Principal and Managing Director; both were former co-founders of OPVS Group. Sandeep has also held the role of Global Head and Managing Director of Structured Credit and Derivatives at DBS Bank Ltd. Sandeep will also be responsible for the firm’s structuring activities across the Asia Pacific. Barry is a veteran of the Asian capital markets with a long and successful track record in the region. He was previously Head of Fixed Income Sales at Merrill Lynch for Asia, ex-Japan.


Martin Otway and Nicholas Loh join the firm as Directors, following senior roles at OPVS Group. Previously Martin was Treasurer and Head of Credit Trading for Unicredit in Singapore, whilst Nicholas, who brings over 20 years of legal and corporate finance experience, was previously at the law firm, Legal 21, based in Singapore.


Established in 2009, StormHarbour is an independent, credit focused global financial advisory firm with three core businesses; sales and trading, structuring and advisory and capital markets. The firm has a presence in the major financial centres, and is taking advantage of significant growth opportunities arising from the shifting financial services landscape, particularly in sectors vacated by full service banks.


Asia Pacific is a key component of StormHarbour’s global platform and the firm has originated and executed a number of high profile financings across its growing Oil & Gas, Mining and Infrastructure & Renewable Energy practices. StormHarbour’s presence in the region extends to offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.


Water Cheung, Senior Principal and CEO, Singapore, said: “There is a significant opportunity for StormHarbour in Asia Pacific. With its global footprint, StormHarbour provides connectivity to global markets for Asian clients and connectivity to Asia to its growing number of global clients. We are pleased to welcome such a high calibre team, led by Sandeep and Barry, to help shape the future of StormHarbour’s business and client offering in Asia Pacific.”


Antonio Cacorino, Managing Principal and co-founder of StormHarbour, said: “The appointment of this team underlines the firm’s continued commitment to international growth and our ability to attract highly experienced, seasoned banking and investment professionals in core financial markets. Asia Pacific is a key market for StormHarbour and we look forward to working with the team in delivering our ambitious plan for growth in the region.”