London-based frontier market investment bank Exotix Capital has appointed Matthew Pearson as global head of Equities to lead its frontier equities platform.
Pearson (pictured) joins the company from ICBC Standard Bank, where he worked as managing director and head of Equities for the past seven years.
He will work closely with Exotix CEO Duncan Wales and the head of Research, Analytics & Data, Paul Domjan, and will be leading the senior equities management team, which is formed by Vicky Elliott, head of Equities Trading and Sales Trading; Debbie Rees, head of Equity Sales; Esili Eigbe, head of Equities, Africa; and Hasnain Malik, head of Equity Research.
Exotix has also hired Duncan McCallum from ICBC Standard Bank -where he was equity sales trader- to work within Pearson’s team. Prior to that, McCallum worked at Bloomberg LP as a financial analyst.
Both appointments are set to be made effective immediately and follow a chain of senior appointments across the company and increased presence in London, Dubai and New York. Recent appointments include Rafael Elias, who returned to Exotix as corporate credit analyst for LatAm (former head of EM research and strategy for Fixed Income at Cantor Fitzgerald) and Rex Nowell, who joined Exotix NY office as managing director for New client development.
Pearson, global head of Equities at Exotix, said: “Exotix is building one of the most credible platforms in this space through its expanded research capabilities and focused leadership of key frontier stock markets, and I look forward to helping drive this forward.”