NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank -- the corporate and investment banking arm of the Crédit Agricole Group, the world’s eighth largest bank by total assets - today announced the appointment of Chris Boyce-Valentine as a Vice President, Rating Advisory, thereby expanding the Credit Agricole CIB’s rating advisory capabilities in the Americas. Mr. Boyce-Valentine was previously an Associate Director with the credit rating agency, Standard & Poor’s in its New York office.
Mr. Boyce-Valentine will work with the banks’ clients to help them optimize their financing structures and assist them in working with credit ratings agencies. Chris will report in the U.S. to Gary Herzog, Head of Debt Optimization and Distribution for the Americas, and globally to Alexandre de Lestrange, Global Head of Ratings Advisory.
"Chris brings exceptional experience to our team that will help Credit Agricole CIB add even greater value to our clients as we continue to broaden and deepen our debt capabilities,” said Mr. Herzog. “We at Crédit Agricole CIB have built a world class global ratings advisory expertise and Chris will be highly valuable as we expand our important domestic platform."
Boyce-Valentine was a credit analyst with S&P for the past five years, specializing in the media sector, having previously been associated with Edward Jones Investments as a fixed income trader from 2006 to 2008 before entering Columbia Business School, where he earned an MBA. He holds an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he majored in finance and marketing.
About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)
Crédit Agricole CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Crédit Agricole Group, the world’s No. 8 largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). The Bank offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services structured around five major divisions:
- Client Coverage & International Network
- Global Investment Banking
- Structured Finance
- Global Markets
- Debt Optimization & Distribution
The Bank provides support to clients in large international markets through its network with a presence in major countries in Europe, America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole CIB, is a global full-service broker-dealer and a member of NYSE and NASD.
For more information, please visit its website at www.ca-cib.com.