Keith Magnus is Chairman, Asia, and Global Partner at Evercore. He was appointed to establish Evercore’s office in Singapore in 2013 as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr Magnus secured the prestigious title of Best M&A Adviser in Singapore for three consecutive years (2015, 2016 and 2017) at the Asset Triple A Awards. To date at Evercore he has personally originated and advised on over S$36 billion worth of transactions. He has been named a star investment banker by the Business Times in 2017.
Mr Magnus is the youngest Singaporean in recent years to have headed an investment banking business for a major bulge bracket firm in a major financial centre, when he was appointed Country Head of Global Investment Banking Division at Deutsche Bank, Singapore, at age 30. Prior to Evercore, Mr. Magnus was the Chairman and Head of UBS’ Investment Bank in Singapore and Malaysia, and previously the Managing Director and Head of Singapore and Malaysia Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr Magnus started his banking career at JPMorgan Chase.
With extensive M&A advisory and equity and debt capital markets experience, Mr. Magnus has a track record of originating and executing numerous landmark deals in Asia. He has advised some of the region’s most blue chip companies, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and billionaires in the region on over 110 transactions and over S$100 billion worth of deals, and won over 20 deal awards by leading industry publications for thought leadership and execution.
Active in the community, Mr Magnus serves as board member of the Nanyang Business School Advisory Council, Centre for Fathering (“Dads for Life”), Anglo-Chinese Schools Foundation, NUS Medicine International Council, Chairman of Alpha Singapore and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation. He has previously served as a Director of Sentosa Development Corporation concurrently Chairman of its Finance and IT Committee and Chairman of the Anglo-Chinese School PSG.