To strengthen its equity research capabilities in the region, BNP Paribas has appointed
Jonathan Harris as Regional Head of Company Research. Jonathan will report to Pierre
Rousseau, Global Head of Equity Brokerage.
Jonathan joins BNP Paribas from Lehman Brothers where he was head of Equities Research in
Asia ex-Japan. He has amassed over 15 years of experience in the industry. At Lehman, he was
one of the five members of the Asia Equities Management Committee as well as the interim
co-head of equity sales, managing and overseeing Asia-based sales force.
From 1996 – 2003, Jonathan held various senior research positions within James Capel, HSBC
Group and Goldman Sachs . He has been posted in various places in Asia including South-East
Asia, Seoul and Hong Kong.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Rousseau said, “Jonathan has a wealth of experience
working in a variety of research roles at major investment banks across Asia. He has garnered
a reputation in the industry as reflected in his consistently high rankings in industry polls.”
Coupled with his leadership skills, Jonathan’s strong track record will bring a new dimension
to BNP Paribas’ research strategies. This recruitment confirms the ambitions of BNP Paribas in
Cash Equity Brokerage in Asia-Pacific. In particular, the concrete Hedge Funds experience of
Jonathan Harris and of Pierre Rousseau will be put at full use to complement the existing,
recognised excellent research for “Long Only” Asset Managers, with customised service for the
Hedge Fund industry.
A magna cum laude graduate of Ivy League’s Brown University in the U nited States, Jonathan
embarked on his research career in 1991 when he joined Guy Carpenter as
Corporate Communications Manager,
BNP Paribas, North & East Asia
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