Christopher Reech, a former BNP Paribas and Commerzbank derivatives trader turned fintech entrepreneur, has founded a merchant banking and capital markets division of his family office, Reech Corporations Group. And he's looking for bankers to staff it.
Reech, who is French and worked at BNP Paribas in the early 1990s, has hired Chris Yoshida as CEO of the division. A former managing director and head of EMEA interest rate distribution at Morgan Stanley, Yoshida joined Deutsche Bank as global head of interest rate distribution in 2017 before promptly leaving again around 18 months later. Since then, he's been a senior advisor for the Kairos Society (an 'innovative community of students and entrepreneurs') and a senior advisor at Carlyle Group.
Reech said Yoshida's, "unique mix of experience in private capital, banking and FinTech operations and strategy" makes him perfect for the new role and that the intention is for the new merchant banking and capital markets division, "to scale and grow rapidly."
It's understood that the new merchant banking and capital markets division will deploy capital into Reech's investments. The business intends to hire people with investment banking and private capital (both equity and debt) experience from partner level down. Talented analysts and associates are especially welcome.
The new division is based in London, but will also operate from Reech's offices in Luxembourg, Zürich, Geneva and Dubai.
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