12 June, 2020

Jarden announces five significant appointments to its Australian business


Jarden is proud to announce further significant investments into our teams as we expand upon our foundational hires, bringing a wider range of offerings to our clients. Jarden’s vision is to build the leading Australasian-focused, independent investment and advisory firm that stays true to our values of being client centric, focusing on building long term trusted advisor relationships.

These five appointments are a material step forward for Jarden’s Australasian platform as we continue to add market leading expertise across its core focus areas of Capital Markets, Corporate Advisory and Equities.

In Corporate Advisory, Aidan Allen will join Jarden as a foundation member of our Australian business, working alongside CEO Robbie Vanderzeil, Sarah Rennie, Dane FitzGibbon and John Spencer. This group will be responsible for leading the growth of Jarden in Australia, and Aidan will provide particular leadership to Jarden’s Corporate Advisory practice. Aidan will join as a Managing Director in Investment Banking after recently being Co-head of Investment Banking for UBS Australia. Aidan is recognised as one of the leading bankers in the Australian market with 20 years of transaction experience and is a trusted advisor to a broad range of Australian companies and private equity firms. Aidan will be accompanied by Millie Horton who joins Jarden from Goldman Sachs where she has developed a wide range of transaction experience across capital markets and M&A, both in Australia and in New York.

Jarden is excited to announce two very senior hires, with the market leading research sales trader Chris Tolj and the leading diversified financials and insurance analyst Kieren Chidgey both joining in the next three months. Kieren was formerly an Executive Director in UBS’ Equities Research team with responsibility for a broad coverage universe. Kieren’s leading position in the market has been acknowledged through a number of recognised institutional surveys. Chris joins from Credit Suisse’s equity sales desk where he has built deep relationships with a number of key institutional clients and established himself as a thought leader in the market. Prior to his role at Credit Suisse, Chris was responsible for hedge funds coverage with JP Morgan in London. They will join Wassim Kisirwani and Wilson Wong who have been on the ground for nearly a year and are adding to the significant capability that the team has been building over the past decade.

With the ever increasing importance of compliance and regulation, Jarden is very pleased to have SooJin Yoon join as Head of Legal & Compliance, General Counsel Jarden Australia. SooJin is widely recognised as one of the most experienced legal practitioners in investment banking, having worked on more than 100 transactions across capital markets and corporate advisory in her role as UBS’ internal legal counsel. SooJin is also a member of a number of important industry groups including AFMA’s Debt Capital Markets Legal Working Group, AFMA’s ECM Legal Committee and the Law Council of Australia’s Corporations Committee.

The five appointments build out Jarden’s Australasian platform across capital markets, corporate advisory and equities, with leading legal and compliance expertise underpinning all of its operations. We are fortunate to have attracted such high-quality people, who all come recommended by our clients and bring a vast amount of banking and markets experience.

Jarden is excited to welcome its newest team members, who will take up their roles with Jarden Australia through 2020.

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