We are pleased to announce the appointment of Hugo Smyth as Head of Business Development – UK & Europe – Capital Markets, based out of our London office.

From loan administration and agency to debt restructuring and trustee roles, our Capital Markets business line is one of our fastest growing and Hugo will look to further expand our client base across the UK and Europe.

Hugo reports to Ocorian's Chief Commercial Officer, Simon Behan, who remarked "We are delighted to welcome Hugo to our team. Hugo has worked in the capital markets space for the last 15 years and his commercial experience, expertise and client-focus will be instrumental in driving new business development for Ocorian in our expanding Capital Markets service line."

Commenting on his appointment, Hugo said "Ocorian is a dynamic, fast-growing business with an entrepreneurial spirit and vastly experienced leadership team, so this is a tremendous time to join. I am excited to be working with the global team to realise Ocorian's growth ambitions and become a world leader in capital markets services."

Mike Hughes, Global Head of Service Lines and business development, added "Hugo is a fantastic addition to our team. He has a wealth of commercial and practical expertise in debt capital markets and loan agency and is a great complement to our team. He will add to our momentum as we continue to grow with our clients on a global basis."

"His appointment underscores our commitment to accelerating growth, attracting market-leading experts, and growing new client opportunities in the capital markets space. Ocorian is extremely well-positioned to support capital markets transactions and Hugo's arrival reinforces our capability to build our business in this important service line."

Hugo joins Ocorian from Deutsche Bank where he spent over five years. Previously he was with BNY Mellon for over eight years, specialising in high yield and debt capital market transactions. Throughout this time, Hugo has been in business development roles covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to Hugo's corporate trust roles, he spent seven years at Bloomberg.

View our full range of Capital Markets services here.