KBW Announces Senior Appointment in Asia
Bill Stacey Named Head of Hong Kong Equities & Research Strategist
June 09, 2010 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--KBW, Inc. (NYSE: KBW), a global, full-service investment bank
that specializes in the financial services sector, is bolstering its recently launched Asian operation with the addition of
Bill Stacey as Head of Hong Kong Equities and Asia Ex-Japan Research Strategist, effective immediately.
Mr. Stacey will be responsible for the overall equities business in Asia, including all Hong Kong-based research and
Asia sales and trading. He will also contribute strategic analysis of potential investment opportunities in the Asian
financial services sector.
Bill Stacey joins KBW from Aviate, an Asian cash equities boutique firm, where he was a founding partner and Co-
Head of Research. Previously, he served as the Head of Asia Ex-Japan FIG Research at Credit Suisse and held
several senior-level positions at National Australia Bank including Head of Strategy & Finance.
“We believe Bill will be a strong addition to the KBW Asia team,” said Vasco Moreno, Global Business
Coordinator for KBW Asia and CEO of KBW Limited in the United Kingdom. “His solid track record, strong client
relationships and years of experience with Asian financials will make him a valuable asset to this new effort at
Launched earlier this year, KBW Asia offers sales, trading and research of Asian financial companies to clients
around the world. It also offers capital markets services to corporate clients in the Asia-Pacific region.
“I am extremely pleased to join the firm at such an exciting time and look forward to helping build KBW’s presence
in Asia,” said Mr. Stacey.
Mr. Stacey, 43, holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne and a degree in Politics from the University of
Western Australia. Currently, he is also Chairman of the Lion Rock Institute, a leading Hong Kong nonprofit
economic research and public policy think-tank.
Mr. Stacey will be based in KBW Asia’s headquarters in Hong Kong.
KBW 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. It also offers asset management
services through KBW Asset Management, Inc. Founded in 1962, the firm is widely recognized as a leading
authority in the banking, insurance, brokerage, asset management, mortgage banking and specialty finance sectors.
The firm has established industry-leading positions in the areas of research, corporate finance, mergers and
acquisitions as well as sales and trading for financial services companies.
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Neil Shapiro, 212-754-5423
Jenna Agins, 212-754-5613