Decker Adds Ten to Asian Office; Hires Regional Equity Specialist Lee

Jul 6 2015 | 1:03pm ET

Asian frontier market brokerage specialist Decker & Co. has expanded its Asian office by ten employees and hired veteran industry executive Cecilia Lee as managing director at its New York office. 

“We’re listening to our global client base,” said Mark Decker, founder and CEO, who divides his time between Bangkok and the firm’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. “Our investment in Asia-based personnel reflects the interest of global investors focused on ASEAN and Frontier Asia, and we are excited to add Cecilia Lee in our New York office to continue strengthening our outreach to frontier and emerging markets investors in the U.S.” 

The company works together with domestic partners in each market in which it operates, and has achieved top market share in Asian frontier markets, Decker added. “With this additional growth, we are positioned to stay attuned to all developments in the CLMV—Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam region—and the Greater Mekong sub-Region as a whole,” he said. 

‘While China and India will continue to grow in stature, we believe these other regions will likewise benefit and offer an abundant set of under-covered companies that are of particular interest to our institutional investor clients,” said Decker.  

Lee, who joins the firm from Malaysia-based CIMB’s Hong Kong office, will lead business development for the U.S. She an expert in Asian equities who has lived and worked in Asia since the late 1990s, and will provide Decker’s U.S. clients with unique knowledge and insight into the region. Beforehand, she was with Lehman Brothers.

The moves come shortly after Decker & Co. hired industry veterans Paul Rubens and Zack Campbell as COO and VP Asian Equity Sales & Trading, respectively.

Decker & Co. was founded in 2013 and has rapidly expanded to include institutional brokerage operations across 13 emerging and frontier Asian markets. Known for its quarterly investor trips to Asia, Decker’s CEO Mark Decker has more than 20 years of experience and relationships in the region.


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