The FINANCIAL — Credit Suisse announced on August 2 the appointment of Myo Schollum as Head of Prime Services Coverage in Japan, underlining the Bank’s continuing commitment to serving the Japanese hedge fund community and its ambition to be the leading prime broker in Asia Pacific.
Mr. Schollum, a Director, will be based in Tokyo. He will lead the Bank's efforts to bolster its sales and marketing activities, including prime services sales, client services, consultancy services and capital introductions. He will report regionally to Kevin Meehan, Head of Prime Services Coverage Asia Pacific, in Hong Kong and locally to Kyoya Okazawa, Head of Equities for Japan.
"Before taking up this position, Mr. Schollum was Head of Prime Services Coverage for Credit Suisse in Singapore. He joined the Bank's Prime Brokerage Client Services group in London in 2001 and moved to Hong Kong in 2005 as Head of Prime Brokerage Client Service for Asia Pacific region. Before joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Schollum worked for Deutsche Bank Global Custody in Sydney, Edinburgh and London," Credit Suisse informs.
"Today's appointment reflects the importance of Japan to our Asia Pacific Prime Services strategy,” commented Mr. Meehan. “Myo’s wealth of experience and proven track record across the globe will be valuable to our hedge fund clients, particularly global managers investing in Japan. With his leadership, we will accelerate our efforts to strengthen our Prime Services franchise and deliver first class service to our clients in Japan."
Joseph Leckie assumes responsibility for Prime Services Coverage in Singapore, with a primary focus on originating new business. Mr. Leckie will also report to Kevin Meehan.
Prime Services is one of the key client businesses identified by the Bank in its Equities department, along with Cash Equities, Electronic Trading and flow and corporate Equity Derivatives.