Exotix puts in place hires who will increase Africa & Asia equities research offering Hires will increase Africa & Asia equities research offering

Any new road to investment opportunities across the emerging markets' landscape is to heralded, at least to appropriate degrees.

 Hires will increase Africa & Asia equities research offering

Any new road to investment opportunities across the emerging markets’ landscape is to heralded, at least to appropriate degrees.

Exotix Capital, a specialist Frontier and Emerging Markets investment bank, has increased investment potential in the region – firstly with the launch of its Exotix Research Portal in June, followed by the announcement of three new hires, who, it says, will deepen its equities research offering in Africa and Asia.

The company has announced the appointments of Temitope Ode, Rohit Kumar and Phuong Pham.

Head of Financials Research Rahul Shah,, said: “We are building a very talented financial sector team with deep experience in our core markets,… ”.

Exotix Research, Analytics & Data produces research every day on over 160 companies and government entities around the world. Its portal helps to facilitate direct interaction with analysts and provides notice of client events.

Temitope Ode, was previously an analyst at Sankore Global Investments and before that was at Goldman Sachs; she will be based in Exotix’s Lagos office and will cover financial companies.

Rohit Kumar, previously deputy head of research at Insight Securities and, before that, a senior analyst at National Bank of Pakistan subsidiary Taurus Securities, will be cover South Asian Financials from Karachi.

Phuong Pham, a former analyst at Mediobanca and Standard & Poor’s, will cover the Vietnamese banking sector.

Ode, Kumar and Pham will work closely with Hasnain Malik, Head of Equities Research, Esili Eigbe, Head of Africa Business, and Shah; the positions are effective immediately.

Shah added, “I am excited to be working alongside Temmy, Rohit and Phuong and am confident they will make a significant contribution to our client offering.”

These three financials’ analyst hires follow earlier announcements by Exotix, on September 1st, of its expansion in the Americas, with the recruitment of Rafael Elias, formerly head of emerging markets research and strategy for fixed income at Cantor Fitzgerald. He is a returnee at Exotic, where he will continue his core focus on Latin America as a corporate credit analyst.

Rex Nowell, who has successfully directed independent research sales and account management teams in the Americas, Europe and Asia for the past 20 years – most recently for Roubini Global Economic – also joins Exotix in New York as managing director for new client development.

In addition, Paul Domjan was hired in June to run Exotix’s Research, Analytics & Data unit; he previously founded Country Insights, which was acquired by Roubini Global Economics, Exotix said.

Exotix Capital provides an integrated cross-asset platform. Their analysts span Emerging Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. In addition to equity and fixed-income markets, the Exotix advisory team provides a range of investment banking services to companies, financial institutions, investment funds and governments. These include strategic advisory assignments from debt capital to private equity fund raising.

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