ABN Amro has recently hired Edward Brown to replace Robert Kerr, who is retiring after 33 years working in the loan market, most recently as head of loan distribution for Europe and Asia.

Brown will be based in London and report to Martyn Powell, global head of loan markets and also to Chris Lillingston-Price, global head of credit markets distribution.

Apart from having similar work experience at KBC Bank in London, Brown has worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and Chase Manhattan. Lillingston-Price comments that Brown has the necessary experience to consolidate the platform established by Kerr.

"The appointment will further strengthen our credit markets business, which integrates the bank's origination, syndication, trading and distribution activities for debt capital markets and loan syndication," he says.