Matthias Janssen Quits BNP Paribas to Join UniCredit as Co-Head German ECM

Janssen will be responsible for ECM origination and execution in Germany.

Matthias Janssen has left BNP Paribas to join UniCredit as co-head of equity capital markets for Germany alongside Alexander Vart in Frankfurt, according to a Reuters report today.

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Matthias Janssen
Matthias Janssen

The new structure comes into effect from 15 November. Both Janssen and Vart will report to Stefania Godoli, global head of ECM and will be responsible for ECM origination and execution in Germany as well as overseeing activity in Austria.

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The pair will be responsible for the bank’s partnership with Kepler Cheuvreux in the two countries, a firm that provides equity research and distribution services, bolstering UniCredit’s ECM work.

Janssen was a director in ECM at BNP Paribas. Prior to that, he was responsible for Capital Markets at Baader Bank and Director of Equity Capital Markets at Credit Agricole. He started his career in 2001 in the IB Execution Group at Dresdner Kleinwort.

Vart joined the Italian bank from Deutsche Bank in 2002 and has worked in the ECM team since 2005.

Other Moves

Andrea Petruzzello has also been made head of corporate finance advisory for Italy. His new role starts with immediate effect and he reports to Pietro Rey and Klaus Vukovich, co-heads of global corporate finance advisory. Petruzzello joined the bank from Morgan Stanley in 2003.

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