LONDON, Aug 24 (IFR) - MUFG has hired Jeff Bennett as head of leveraged corporate origination and structuring to expand the bank’s leveraged business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Bennett will be based in London and responsible for leading transactions for levered corporate borrowers, particularly those with double B ratings or below.
He joins the bank on September 6 and will report to Nick Atkinson, head of leveraged finance and strategic advisory, EMEA.
Bennett previously worked at HSBC which he left in August 2016. He was global co-head of high yield capital markets, and previously worked for Morgan Stanley and Bankers Trust.
The hire follows MUFG’s recent appointment of Louis L’Heureux as head of financial sponsors for the bank’s leveraged finance division in EMEA. (Reporting By Laura Benitez, Editing by Helene Durand)