KBW Appoints Head of ECM

Financial services investment bank KBW has appointed Charles Lucas as head of European equity capital markets. Lucas will oversee public and private placements of common stock and other hybrid equity securities. He will be based in London and report directly to Vasco Moreno, CEO, KBW.

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KBW, Inc. (NYSE: KBW), a full-service investment bank that specializes in the financial services sector, today announced the appointment of Charles Lucas as Head of European Equity Capital Markets (ECM). In this role, Mr. Lucas will oversee public and private placements of common stock and other hybrid equity securities. He will be based in London and report directly to Vasco Moreno, CEO, KBW Limited.

Mr. Lucas, 48, comes to Keefe, Bruyette & Woods with more than 25 years of relevant experience. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets at Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was responsible for leading its pan-European ECM Financial Institutions Group. Prior to that he specialized in emerging markets M&A and ECM at ABN AMRO and developed its financial exchanges advisory franchise.

“KBW is committed to continuing to grow our core European business and we are thrilled to have someone with Charles’ experience join our team,” said Mr. Moreno. “Charles is a knowledgeable FIG ECM banker which complements our strategy and makes him a valuable member of KBW.”

KBW’s European investment banking & ECM practice offers a full spectrum of corporate finance services including: M&A advisory, equity capital raising, IPO underwriting and private equity advisory.

About KBW
KBW, Inc. operates in the U.S., Europe and Asia through its broker dealer subsidiaries, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Asia Limited. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, KBW has established itself as a leading independent authority in the banking, insurance, brokerage, asset management, mortgage banking, real estate and specialty finance sectors. Founded in 1962, the firm maintains industry-leading positions in the areas of research, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as sales and trading in equities and debt securities of financial services companies.

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