The Firm has appointed Scott Beattie as Managing Director and European Head of Debt Capital Markets and Syndication and David Kent as Managing Director. Beattie and Kent will be based in London and will report to Max Lami, Chief Executive Officer of Oppenheimer Europe.
Beattie started his career at Halliburton before joining Robert Fleming as Syndicate Manager where he was exposed to all aspects of capital raising with a focus on emerging markets. Prior to joining Oppenheimer, Beattie worked at KNG Securities, a fixed income primary and secondary broker dealer.
Kent qualified as a Solicitor and started his career at Herbert Smith. He then moved to Deloitte where he was a Director in corporate finance advisory. Since 2013 he has been working with Beattie at KNG Securities originating and structuring Debt Capital Markets issuance.
Beattie and Kent will work alongside John Tonelli, Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets and Syndication, and Surat Maheshwari, Managing Director in New York, to further strengthen Oppenheimer’s growing Debt Capital Markets origination offering. Oppenheimer has assembled a best-in-class group of Emerging Market and High Yield professionals. Given its broad Fixed Income platform and extensive distribution capabilities, the Firm is uniquely positioned to grow its Fixed Income origination business.
Max Lami, Chief Executive Officer of Oppenheimer Europe, commented: 'We are delighted to welcome Scott and David, both of whom have a proven track record and experience leading debt capital markets transactions for middle market corporate issuers. Their arrival is one more example of Oppenheimer’s commitment to delivering superior service and a broad set of capabilities to our corporate clients in Europe'.