UK-based ClearlySo, an investment intermediary, has appointed Matthew Vickerstaff as its newest Head of Investment Banking, following a lengthy career at Societe Generale, according to a ClearlySo statement.
In this new role as the Head of Investment Banking, Mr. Vickerstaff will be tasked with overseeing the group’s investment banking and capital raising activities – this will also entail ClearlySo’s equity and debt placement and corporate finance advisory business. He will be based out of London.
Mr. Vickerstaff lands at ClearlySo after a lengthy tenure at Societe Generale, having worked in several senior level roles during his time with the lender. This included positions as its Regional Head of Project Finance – EMEA, Global Head of Infrastructure Based Finance, Global Head of Infrastructure and Asset Based Finance, and most recently as its Global Head of Finance, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile.
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According to Mr. Vickerstaff, in a recent statement on the appointment: “I am delighted to join ClearlySo at what is such an exciting and dynamic time for impact investing, and for such a recognised leader in the market.”
“It says a great deal about the development of impact investment, and ClearlySo’s position in this field, that it was able to bring in someone of Matthew’s outstanding caliber,” noted Rodney Schwartz, Founder and Chief Executive, in an accompanying statement.
“He will significantly broaden our capacity to add value to clients, challenge us to bring in the best of mainstream practice and accelerate the development of our human capital. We are confident that Matthew shares deeply the values which underpin this field, and it says a great deal about Matthew that he saw the opportunity to use his valuable skills to change the world.”