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Macquarie Capital Securities Appoints Two Executives In Japan

Stuart Smythe as head of equities and David Gibson as head of research

Macquarie Securities Group, the equities broking arm of Macquarie Group in Japan, has appointed Stuart Smythe as head of equities and David Gibson as head of research.

Mr. Smythe, an executive director at Macquarie, has relocated from India where he was the head of Macquarie Securities’ operations. He established Macquarie’s platform in India in 2005.

Mr. Gibson brings to the new role, as head of Japan research, more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 13 years of funds management experience prior to joining Macquarie in 2000.

Roy Laidlaw, executive director and head of Macquarie Securities Group, said: “Mr. Smythe’s experience and proven track record will be a huge boost to our Japan business at this important time in its development. Our business in Japan continues to grow and we are well positioned to exploit the opportunities there.”