Strategy & Practice Management

EquitiesFirst Appoints Chief Executive Officer for Asia

Equities First Holdings (EquitiesFirst), the global asset-backed financing company, has announced that it has appointed Gordon Crosbie-Walsh as Chief Executive Officer, Asia with immediate effect.

In his new role, Gordon will be tasked with managing EquitiesFirst’s operations throughout the Asia region with a focus on business development across Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and China, EquitiesFirst said in a press release.

Crosbie-Walsh brings more than three decades of financial services experience to his new role, including chartered accounting, equity research, equity sales and investment banking. Prior to joining EquitiesFirst, Crosbie-Walsh led several investment banking businesses in Asia, including CM Financial and Jefferies Asia, where he was also Head, Equity Capital Markets. Prior to Jefferies, Crosbie-Walsh held a senior leadership role at JP Morgan’s Equity Capital Markets division. Before this role, Crosbie-Walsh spent more than a decade as Managing Director, Head of Equity Sales at Deutsche Bank and Salomon Smith Barney.

Al Christy Jr, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EquitiesFirst, said: “Gordon’s career track record makes him the ideal candidate to take our Asia business to the next level. We are in the progressive capital business and Gordon brings a deep understanding of the regional markets making him a natural fit for the Chief Executive role. Our innovative investment model overcomes the limitations of traditional financing where our partners receive non-recourse capital at very competitive terms in exchange for asset collateral.”

Gordon Crosbie-Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, EquitiesFirst, said: “It is an honour to be appointed Chief Executive Officer at EquitiesFirst. I have always had respect for the firm and their unique investment model which makes us the best-fit solution for underserved asset owners seeking efficient capital. We seek mutually beneficial relationships that enable our partners to seize investment and business opportunities effectively and rapidly. I look forward to working with the team in Asia and our global leadership as we take EquitiesFirst to new levels of success and performance.”