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October 23, 2011

Guy Carpenter appoints M&A advisory MD

by Gill Montia

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Guy Carpenter has appointed Des Potter as managing director M&A advisory Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), at its GC Securities unit.

Based in London, Mr Potter will report to Bill Kennedy, the group’s chief executive office, global analytics and advisory.

In the newly-created position, he will work with Guy Carpenter’s EMEA broker network to deliver GC Securities’ advisory services as part of an integrated solution for clients.

The offering includes origination, structuring and execution of mergers and acquisitions, run-off and corporate finance advisory services.

Mr Potter began his career at Barclays Bank, eventually rising to head of insurance.

Prior to joining GC Securities he was managing director, capital markets, at Aon Benfield Securities, having also served as director of corporate finance at the Benfield Group.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Kennedy says: “Des brings a highly valued mix of risk management, corporate finance and capital markets experience … he will be a major asset and resource for our clients, with his proven ability to provide innovative investment banking solutions to the insurance industry.”

 

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