A pioneer of the Asian credit markets, Colin has over 27 years comprehensive underwriting, trading and investment experience in both loan & bond credit markets, 22 with an Asia-Pacific focus through several economic cycles. He started his career in the loan syndications group of Manufacturers Hanover/Chemical Bank with various credit trading roles in London/Hong Kong including establishing the firm‘s Asset Swap business and head credit trader in non-Japan Asia. Colin went on to head Merrill Lynch’s non-Japan Asia debt new issue business, responsible for pricing, underwriting and executing new issue loans, bonds & private placements, underwriting and launching more than US$ 25 billion of debt new issuance over a five-year period to top the regional league tables. After this he became a credit investor establishing two regional investment businesses. As Asia-Pacific MD of ECM Asset Management Limited (now owned by Wells Fargo) he oversaw Asia regional credit & loan investments for one of Europe‘s most successful credit asset managers. He was also Investment Committee Chairman at Opvs Group, an Asian focused credit hedge fund business.