SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2013) - Decker & Co, the first US-based broker to be fully dedicated to the Southeast Asia/Frontier space, announced today that it is fully licensed and operational. The firm's clearing partner is the well-respected firm Broadcort, a division of Merrill Lynch.
Decker & Co will offer US funds access to prominent local research and listed corporates through its partnership approach. In doing so, Decker will fully promote its partners' brands regionally to help them build their own brand equity.
Decker & Co plans to consistently bring handpicked corporates to the US and will frequently visit Asia for that purpose. The firm will also arrange investor trips to Asia at least quarterly.
"I began my career in the region in 1991, and since that time I have seen many quality specialized brokers disappear. Today, all that remain for clients are the bulge and no frills firms; we plan to fill the gap by becoming the boutique broker for this region," said Mark Decker, CEO of Decker & Co. "Our sights are set on becoming the Southeast Asia/Frontier market leader because we're launching with more breadth of coverage and corporate access in Southeast Asia than any other broker. Further, we know from experience that with great partners, it is more productive to let their brands achieve a strong reputation alongside our own."
Mark Decker has more than 20 years' experience in the region including positions in Hong Kong with Bear Stearns/Lehman Brothers and CLSA in the 90's. Decker was also Director of Equities at SCB Securities in Thailand, which has had a consistent top-three market share. Decker was responsible for the opening of the West Coast office of Kim Eng Securities in 2009. In Asia Money Polls, Decker consistently was ranked as one of the top brokers.
The firm's experienced team has long-standing relationships with funds that are focused on investing in Southeast Asia.
Decker & Co's network includes broker partners in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Pakistan and Cambodia.
ABOUT DECKER & CO
Decker and Co is USA's first Southeast Asia/Frontier specialist broker. Decker provides quality local brokers in each market unparalleled distribution capabilities in the United States. Decker's experienced sales team has long standing relationships with funds that are focused on investing in Southeast Asia. Key Shareholders of Decker are former investment bankers in Southeast Asia. The firm's clearing partner is Broadcort, Merrill Lynch, and it is well capitalized. For additional information, please visit www.DeckerCo.com.
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