Decker & Co. Expands Coverage to China & Japan; Adds Staff

Apr 24 2017 | 6:15pm ET

Decker & Co., a U.S.-based equities broker for ASEAN and Frontier Asia, has expanded coverage to China and Japan and strengthened its executive team as a result. 

Joining the company’s Asian office are former China Corporate Access head and UBS vet Christine Peng, who comes aboard as Chinese Specialist, veteran Japan analyst Keiko Sebata as Japan Specialist, and former Nomura executive Henry Jung, who joins Decker & Co.’s Asia trading desk.

The company also announced the promotion of Joy Nicharot, formerly head of Asian sales to the position of global head of sales.

“This milestone is our most significant yet,” said Mark Decker, founder and CEO, in a statement. “Demand for on-the-ground access to high-quality, lesser-known corporates—especially mid-sized – has driven each stage of our growth. That’s the approach we’re now bringing to China and Japan.”

Last year, Decker & Co.’s team met with over 300 companies, of which 75% are covered by four or fewer brokerages. In addition to facilitating public security access and trading, Decker has brought private transactions to market in partnership with its local partners, the statement added. 

Founded in 2013, Decker & Co. is the leading Asia specialist brokerage based in the U.S. and will soon be the only boutique brokerage covering all of Asia. Its principals have been among the leading experts in Asian markets since the 1990s. The firm’s clearing partner is Convergex Execution Solutions. 

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