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Kempen announces five new hires for its new Belgian branch

Kempen, the Dutch merchant banking firm providing financial services in corporate finance, equity capital markets and securities brokerage, is pleased to announce the appointment of five research and marketing specialists. The appointments follow the opening of the new Kempen Securities office in Antwerp, Belgium.

With the opening of a branch office in Antwerp, Kempen Securities emphasises its commitment to the Belgian market. Furthermore, it adds to Kempen’s global offering of financial services with operations in Amsterdam, London, New York and now Antwerp.

The five new hires will form an integral part of the broader research, marketing and sales/trading teams of Kempen Securities. This enables Kempen to broaden its research offering to clients as well as to enhance the local in-depth knowledge in its specialist niches, which is distinctive for Kempen. Emmanuel Carlier, Matthias De Wit and Christophe Beghin have joined Kempen’s Local Alpha research team, which covers Dutch and Belgian listed companies, as well as selected companies outside the Benelux. Bart Delbaere has joined the global Life Sciences sector team and Quentin De Decker has joined the institutional marketing team. Please find the biographies of the new hires below.

Leonne van der Sar, member of the Executive Board of Van Lanschot Kempen and head of Kempen’s Merchant Banking activities, said: “By reinforcing Kempen’s dedicated sector teams and by opening our Antwerp office, we aim to strengthen our ties with our Belgian institutional and corporate clients. We are very pleased to have hired five seasoned professionals with in-depth knowledge of the sectors and companies in our selected niches.”

Research:

  • Emmanuel Carlier has joined the research department of Kempen as Deputy Head Local Alpha Research. Emmanuel was previously a member of the Management Team Equity Markets at ING. He brings with him more than ten years of experience as Senior Research Analyst, covering telecom operators and Benelux Small and Mid-Cap stocks.
  • Matthias De Wit has joined Kempen as Senior Research Analyst. Previously he worked at KBC Securities as a Senior Analyst covering the financial sector. Matthias De Wit brings along ten years of experience.
  • Christophe Beghin has started at Kempen as a Research Analyst to strengthen our Local Alpha research team. Christophe has a master’s degree in business engineering from the University of Louvain and a master’s degree in applied economics from Brussels University.

Marketing:

  • Bart Delbaere has joined us as Senior Specialist Marketing Life Sciences to strenghten Kempen’s  global Life Sciences sector team. Bart brings with him over twenty years of experience, of which ten years at KBC Securities where he was involved in most Belgian biotech transactions.
  • Quentin De Decker will join us as Institutional Marketing and will be responsible for the Belgian institutional clients. Quentin previously worked as Institutional Equity Sales at Degroof Petercam and has seven years of experience.