Ian Brimecome becomes Executive Chairman, European FIG Advisory

14 July 2010

LONDON – Macquarie Capital today announced that Ian Brimecome has become Executive Chairman of its European Financial Institutions Group (FIG) advisory team, assuming leadership for the team.‬‪

‬‪Mr Brimecome became a senior adviser to Macquarie Capital in London on the acquisition of Fox-Pitt Kelton, where he was senior advisor for five years. Prior to that, he had roles as Head of Investment Banking at Putnam Lovell and Head of FIG at Merrill Lynch in London. ‬‪He is currently a Non-Executive Director of AXA UK and Non-Executive Chairman of Equitable Life Assurance Society and Bluefin Insurance Services Group. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Tokio Marine affiliates, Kiln Group at Lloyd's, Philadelphia Consolidated in the USA and Edelweiss Tokio Life in India.

“Ian has made a strong impact already, and we are very pleased to welcome him on board in an Executive capacity,” said Graeme Conway, Head of Macquarie Capital’s European Advisory business. “He has a wealth of business and transaction experience across the financial services industry and his leadership will be invaluable as we build on our strong progress in FIG advisory and ECM.”

Macquarie has been actively building its equities and capital markets capabilities in the UK and Europe. Macquarie’s cash equities team in Europe includes more than 70 research analysts covering over 400 companies and is part of the eighth largest equities research platform in the world with more than 2700* stocks under coverage.

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