ABN Amro has integrated its origination platform into one team called structured finance, to be run by Mike Nawas. This group will be responsible for the entire debt origination spectrum from structured capital, debt capital markets and ABS to loan syndications and cross-border finance. Nawas was previously head of fixed income capital markets. FICM has been combined with structured lending under Martyn Powell, who will continue to run that team, and now reports to Nawas. Nawas reports to Gary Page, head of global markets.
By fully integrating its operation, ABN Amro's expertise at creating client solutions in the fixed-income markets can be further enhanced by its origination capabilities across fixed income capital markets and structured lending.
"We are creating a more integrated approach to pitching debt solutions rather than pitching on a product-by-product basis," Page said in a memo sent out earlier this month. A spokesman at the bank said the move would not impact headcount.