Corporate Press Release

Press Release

Credit Suisse Announces Senior Appointments in Southeast Asia Investment Banking

Credit Suisse today announced two senior appointments in its Southeast Asia Investment Banking business, as it continues to strengthen its franchise in the region. Yvonne Voon has been appointed Head of Southeast Asia Real Estate in Investment Banking & Capital Markets (IBCM), and Felicity Chan will assume the role of Head of Equity Syndicate for Southeast Asia in our Markets business.

Yvonne Voon has been with Credit Suisse for 12 years and, during this time, has held a number of roles in Equity Research and Equity Sales in London, Singapore and Malaysia. She previously led the bank’s Singapore Property Equity Research team and was a top-ranked analyst covering nearly 20 local real estate companies. In her new IBCM capacity, Ms Voon will be responsible for broadening the bank’s client footprint and capitalizing on opportunities to deliver a wider range of advisory, capital markets and financing solutions to companies in the Real Estate sector.

Felicity Chan has spent 14 years at Credit Suisse, and was previously part of the Southeast Asia Corporate Finance team, covering equity, debt and M&A advisory. She moved to the Southeast Asia Equity Capital Markets (ECM) team in 2010. In her new role, Ms Chan will collaborate closely with teams across the bank’s integrated investment banking and private banking platform to deliver its world-class equity distribution capability and execution expertise to clients in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and the Frontier Markets.

These appointments demonstrate Credit Suisse’s continued commitment to further build on the success of its Southeast Asia franchise and enhance its sector and product coverage.

The bank has consistently maintained a #1 share of wallet ranking for its IBCM franchise in the sub-region (according to Dealogic), where it also has a top 3 equity franchise, spanning sales, trading and research. Credit Suisse was recently recognized by FinanceAsia as being the Best International Investment Bank in the six Southeast Asia and Frontier Markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam as part of its 2018 Country Awards for Achievement.

Credit Suisse has advised on a number of transformative transactions in Southeast Asia, including this year’s landmark USD 1.35 billion Initial Equity Offering for Vinhomes JSC, the largest listing ever in Vietnam; a USD 296 million Singapore IPO for Sasseur REIT; a USD 143 million Indonesia IPO for PT Medikaloka Hermina Tbk; a USD 286 million rights offer for Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation in the Philippines; a USD 1.7 billion equity placement for Thailand’s Digital Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund; a USD 50 million block placement of shares in Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd in Pakistan; and assisted The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd with its USD 610 million sell-down in the shares of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, the largest follow-on offering in Malaysia in 2017.