The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) says that Karsten Moller has been appointed senior managing director and head of SIFMA London and Asia. Moller joins SIFMA after a long career in the financial industry that includes fifteen years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as co-head of the capital structure group in investment banking in the firm’s London office.
Moller will report directly to SIFMA co-CEOs Micah Green and Marc Lackritz and will be a member of SIFMA’s senior management team. Based in London, he will lead SIFMA’s European effort.
Additionally, Moller will oversee SIFMA’s efforts in Asia, specifically providing management support and direction to the Asia Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), a recently formed organisation that is associated with SIFMA.
He will work with his colleagues to represent SIFMA’s members around the globe on issues such as market development, cross border trading and market regulation.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Karsten to SIFMA,” says Green. “His industry knowledge, experience and deep understanding of the markets will be invaluable as we strengthen and expand our presence to ensure that we are a strong, effective voice in the global marketplace.”
“Karsten will play a substantial role in leading SIFMA and ASIFMA as we work towards achieving our global objectives,” adds Lackritz.
“To most effectively represent our members we need to provide coordinated, integrated leadership in the increasingly global financial markets. Karsten will undoubtedly be extremely effective in this important role.”
Moller held a number of positions at Goldman Sachs around the world, including head of debt capital markets coverage in the U.S., head of fixed income in Germany and co-head of European debt capital markets in London.
He was elected partner and managing director in 1996.
Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, Moller held positions at Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Shell International.
He holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in political science from the University of Copenhagen and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School from which he graduated with honors.
A Danish citizen, Moller currently resides in London.