Jefferies Expands Investment Banking and Capital Markets Platform in Asia

  Jefferies Expands Investment Banking and Capital Markets Platform in Asia

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NEW YORK, LONDON & HONG KONG -- November 09, 2012

Jefferies Group today announced the expansion of its Asia Investment Banking
business with five new senior appointments who will be based in Hong Kong, the
firm’s Asian headquarters.

“We welcome these outstanding senior professionals to our team and the
considerable additional expertise they bring to our clients,” commented
Benjamin D. Lorello, Global Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at
Jefferies. “This expansion of our investment banking business demonstrates
both our deep commitment to serving clients in Asia, as well as our commitment
to providing our clients outside the region with strong Asia sector, product
and country expertise.”

Sherry Liu joins as Chairman of Asia and Vice Chairman of Global Investment
Banking. Named one of the most influential women in finance in Asia by
FinanceAsia, Ms. Liu will play a vital role in driving Jefferies Asian
investment banking business. Ms. Liu brings to Jefferies over 18 years of
investment banking experience and longstanding relationships with major
corporations and business leaders across China. Her clients include many of
the largest and most important companies in China across numerous sectors,
including industrials, natural resources, power, consumer and financial
services. Ms. Liu joins Jefferies from RBS, where she was Chairman and CEO of
RBS China. Previously she spent seven years at JP Morgan, as a Vice Chairman
of JP Morgan in China, four years at Lehman Brothers as Head of China
Investment Banking and five years at CLSA as Head of China Investment Banking.
Ms. Liu received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Beijing Capital Medical
University and did her post graduate studies at Loyola University and the
University of Chicago.

Danny Wong joins the firm as Managing Director and Head of Asia Equity Capital
Markets. Mr. Wong brings to Jefferies more than 15 years of investment banking
experience across Greater China and Southeast Asia. He joins Jefferies from
Macquarie Capital Securities, where he spent seven years and was most recently
a Managing Director and the Head of Equity Capital Markets for Greater China.
Prior to that, he worked in investment banking in Asia at Credit Suisse and
Merrill Lynch. Mr. Wong received his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management
and his Bachelor of Accountancy from National University of Singapore.

Charles Zhou joins as Managing Director and Senior China Coverage Officer in
Investment Banking. Mr. Zhou brings to Jefferies over 13 years of investment
banking experience in China, covering state-owned enterprises as well as
private sector clients. Mr. Zhou joins Jefferies from RBS, where he was most
recently a Managing Director for China Investment Banking. Prior to that, he
spent three years at Nomura as an Executive Director for China Investment
Banking and seven years at Lehman Brothers as a Senior Vice President for
Investment Banking and Chief Representative of Lehman’s Beijing office. Mr.
Zhou received a joint MBA from the University of Toronto and Hongzhong
University of Science and Technology and received his BS in Electrical
Engineering from Hongzhong University of Science and Technology.

Qing Zhu joins as Managing Director and Head of Asia Power and Utilities
Investment Banking. He brings to Jefferies more than 14 years of investment
banking experience covering power, utilities, natural resources and industrial
companies. Mr. Zhu joins Jefferies from RBS, where he was most recently a
Managing Director and Head of China Energy and Resources Investment Banking.
Previously he spent three years at JP Morgan, where he was an Executive
Director for Investment Banking, and prior to that, he spent five years at
CLSA where he was Joint Head of China Investment Banking. Mr. Zhu received his
MBA from Columbia University, his MS in Civil Engineering from the California
Institute of Technology and his MS and BS in Coastal Engineering from the East
China Technical University of Water Resources.

Richard Yang joins the firm as Managing Director and Joint Head of Asia
Consumer and Healthcare Investment Banking. He brings to Jefferies over 13
years of experience. Mr. Yang joins Jefferies from ICBC International, where
he was a Managing Director and Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking.
Prior to that, he spent three years as an Investment Partner at IDG Capital, a
private equity firm, where he focused on sourcing and executing private equity
investments principally in the consumer, retail and healthcare sectors.
Previously he spent four years in investment banking at Credit Suisse and five
years at Sherman & Sterling where he practiced securities law. Mr. Yang
received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and his BS in
Chemistry from Beijing University.

Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF), the global investment banking firm focused
on serving clients for over 50 years, is a leader in providing insight,
expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. The firm
provides a full range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and
strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income, foreign exchange,
futures and commodities, and also select asset and wealth management
strategies, in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Contact:

Jefferies
Richard Khaleel, +1-212-284-2556
rkhaleel@jefferies.com
Desiree Maghoo, + 44 20 7029 8085
dmaghoo@jefferies.com
 
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