Investment Firm Equities First Appoints Gordon Crosbie-Walsh as CEO for Asia
28th October 2020 | Hong Kong
Equities First, a global institutional investment firm in public equity portfolio and providing asset-financing to shareholders and investors, has appointed Gordon Crosbie-Walsh as Chief Executive Officer for Asia.
” Equities First Appoints Gordon Crosbie-Walsh as CEO for Asia “
Equities First is a global institutional investment firm, managing over $1 billion of proprietary capital in public equity portfolio. Equities First builds its public equity portfolio by providing progressive capital (financing) to hundreds of corporations, investors and long-term shareholders.
Clients such as investors and shareholders can access asset-financing with competitive terms including receiving non-recourse capital at competitive terms in exchange for asset collateral.
Equities First was founded by American financier and entrepreneur Alexander Christy Jr in 2002. Prior to founding Equities First, Alexander Christy Jr specialized in mortgage lending at Diversified Financial Group and loan origination at Fidelity Investments.
CEO Asia Gordon Crosbie-Walsh
Gordon Crosbie-Walsh is tasked with managing Equities First’s operations in Asia and business development across Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and China.
Gordon has more than 30 years of financial services experience, including chartered accounting, equity research, equity sales and investment banking. He had held several senior leadership roles in leading financial institutions at CM Financial, Jefferies Asia, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Salomon Smith Barney.
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Al Christy Jr:
“Gordon’s career track record makes him the ideal candidate to take our Asia business to the next level. We are in the progressive capital business and Gordon brings a deep understanding of the regional markets making him a natural fit for the Chief Executive role.
Our innovative investment model overcomes the limitations of traditional financing where our partners receive non-recourse capital at very competitive terms in exchange for asset collateral.”
Chief Executive Officer Gordon Crosbie-Walsh:
“It is an honour to be appointed Chief Executive Officer at Equities First. I have always had respect for the firm and their unique investment model which makes us the best-fit solution for underserved asset owners seeking efficient capital.
We seek mutually beneficial relationships that enable our partners to seize investment and business opportunities effectively and rapidly. I look forward to working with the team in Asia and our global leadership as we take Equities First to new levels of success and performance.”
About Equities First Holdings
Equities First Holdings is a global institutional investment company, wholly-owned by American financier and entrepreneur Alexander Christy, Jr. The firm manages over $1 billion of proprietary capital in a public equities portfolio. The firm’s core investment strategy is to manage a public equity portfolio. Its method of portfolio construction is based on equity-backed financing. Scaled worldwide, EquitiesFirst has provided progressive capital to hundreds of corporations, investors and other long-term shareholders.
The firm was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, USA. EquitiesFirst maintains an international footprint of 12 offices, operating in all major financial markets. All subsidiaries are either licensed or registered with local financial regulators, including Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Australia and Dubai.
Equities First is licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong with CE number BFJ407 for the Regulated Activity of Dealing in Securities.