QUAERO CAPITAL has hired Mark Burges Watson as Head of Institutional for the UK. He will be in charge of promoting QUAERO CAPITAL’s strategies to institutional and wholesale clients in UK market, working in conjunction with Henry Pollard. Prior to joining QUAERO CAPITAL, Mark Burges Watson was CEO & Board Director of Haitong International Securities Group in London.
Mark Burges Watson has over 30 years of financial markets’ experience. After a sales career in Japanese and Asian Equities at Barclays Capital and JPMorgan, he co-founded Japan specialist advisory firm Japaninvest in 2003, which was taken over in 2015 by the Haitong Group. A trustee of the Gerald Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Mark Burges Watson also works as an adviser to female-led small growth businesses at Hakuba Advisory. He holds an MA in Modern History from Cambridge University and an EMBA from Oxford University.
Jean Keller, CEO of QUAERO CAPITAL, said « We are delighted to have Mark Burges Watson on board with us. His extensive experience in institutional sales and his entrepreneurial mindset will be extremely useful to help us grow our brand and establish our franchise in the UK. »
Mark Burges Watson added « I am very happy to join Quaero Capital, whose proven expertise in a number of high added-value niches, such as smaller European companies, Asian equities, infrastructure and clean energy, is quite compelling for UK institutional investors. Their deep commitment to sustainability and their strong values are an added bonus. »