Chief Executive Officer, Canaccord Genuity Group (Asia-Pacific)
Marcus Freeman was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Canaccord Genuity Asia-Pacific in February, 2015.
Mr. Freeman co-founded BGF Equities in 2008 and following a 50% equity transaction with Canaccord Genuity Group, became the Managing Director and CEO of Canaccord Genuity Australia in 2011. Under his leadership, Canaccord Genuity’s Australian operations has successfully increased market share through an expanded service offering and diversified sector coverage, to become a top-ranked independent investment bank in Australia. He is currently tasked with coordinating the firm’s efforts in Australia, Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong to facilitate a seamless approach to client coverage in the region.
With two decades of capital markets experience, Mr. Freeman completed his B. Com and was originally recruited to the graduate program of Price Waterhouse before relocating some years later to London where he worked at Sakura Bank (Foreign Exchange), Rabobank International (Foreign Exchange) and Deutsche Bank (Global Equities). He returned to Australia in 2000 to work in Bell Potter’s equities business for approximately eight years, where he built significant institutional and investment banking relationships before founding BGF Equities in 2008.