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Amherst Holdings establishes presence in Hong Kong

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Amherst Holdings, a financial services provider to institutional investors in the mortgage sector, has established a Hong Kong subsidiary, Amherst International.

Amherst Holdings, a financial services provider to institutional investors in the mortgage sector, has established a Hong Kong subsidiary, Amherst International.

The company has been established to facilitate business with institutional investors throughout Asia and to leverage Amherst’s knowledge of fixed-income securities, particularly in residential mortgage-backed securities.

Through its new subsidiary, Amherst is seeking to deepen its relationships with its global customers and provide them with better access to its investment approach and analytics.

The establishment of Amherst International marks Amherst’s first international venture.

The firm will be led by veteran banker Paul Kan, who will serve as the entity’s managing director. Kan joined Amherst from Lehman Brothers’ Hong Kong office, where he worked for several years as a senior vice president and the senior trader of mortgage-backed securities and securitized products for Asia.

‘Establishing a presence in Hong Kong is an important and exciting milestone for Amherst and one that we have been eagerly anticipating,’ says Sean Dobson, chief executive officer of Amherst Holdings. ‘We see a tremendous potential to grow our business in Asia and establishing a presence in Hong Kong gives us an important inroad into that market. Our clients in Asia will benefit from Amherst’s superior analytic research and our extensive experience with the RMBS market. Paul brings impressive fixed-income experience and an incredible knowledge of the investor landscape in Asia. In Paul, Amherst’s customers in Asia will find a dependable professional with extensive capabilities and access.’

Amherst International’s initial focus will be facilitating securities transactions in the US between Asian accounts and Amherst’s broker-dealer affiliate, Amherst Securities Group. The firm plans to hire additional sales people to serve customers throughout Asia, with a focus on China, Taiwan and Japan.

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