EquiLend, the automated securities finance trading platform, has announced they have opened an office in Hong Kong. EquiLend Asia Limited was established on Monday, February 14 and will service clients across the Asia Pacific region.
Andrew McCardle has been appointed to head the office and is responsible for Sales, Business Development and Client Relationship Management across the region. Mr. McCardle joined EquiLend in 2006 and has previously held senior Business Development and Application Support positions in EquiLend's European office.
Brian Lamb, CEO of EquiLend, commented, "We are thrilled to expand our global coverage by establishing an office in Hong Kong. We've always had clients based in Asia but look forward to having a dedicated offering on the ground to service these clients as well as improving our outreach to potential clientele across this region. Our clients desire scalability, automation and efficiencies on a global scale and we are delighted to extend our resources to help them achieve this goal."
Andrew McCardle, Head of EquiLend Asia added, "Maintaining an office in Asia will enable us to further relationships with our Asian client base. I look forward to developing our presence and communicating our trade and post-trade offerings across the APAC region."