Jean-Marc Mercier Joins Finsmart as Senior Board Advisor

27th October, 2022. Finsmart is delighted to announce the appointment of Jean-Marc Mercier as Senior Board Advisor. 

Jean-Marc recently concluded his 26 year tenure at HSBC, where he was initially responsible for a number of European Syndicate roles before becoming Global Head of Syndicate and then Global Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets. Responsible for the firm’s global franchise, he was involved in numerous debt issuances and other high-profile transactions across the globe and across a variety of issuers and products. His most recent role was Vice Chairman, Capital Markets, where he focused on selected high value clients and geographies in addition to leading HSBC’s Capital Markets Technology strategy globally.

Jean-Marc was a Board member at the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) for 5 years, and its Deputy Chair from May 2018 to July 2022.

Commenting on the appointment, Guillaume Petitgas, CCO, Finsmart, said: “Jean-Marc provides a valuable addition to the Finsmart Advisory Team. The breadth and depth of Jean-Marc’s Capital Markets experience is second to none. He is a real asset to the team as we continue to grow our business.”  

Jean-Marc Mercier said: “Primary Capital Markets need effective digital solutions. Finsmart is delivering worthwhile change for bookrunners and issuers, with a technology that really solves a problem. I am delighted to be part of this exciting journey”. 

The Finsmart Team