Braemar Capital appoint Les Sharpe to serve as Chairman of International Advisors at Braemar Capital

Braemar Capital today announced that Les Sharpe will serve as chairman of Braemar Capital’s international advisors.

Online PR News – 02-September-2014 – HONG KONG – In this role, Mr. Sharpe will advise the firm on global strategic issues and oversee the work of our 16 international advisors. He will be based in Hong Kong.

Braemar Capital’s President, Mr. Desmond Alexander commented on the appointment saying: “Les has extraordinary knowledge of the global economy and has devoted himself to helping emerging economies realize more of their potential. His experience and judgment will be important to our clients and to our focus on helping them identify growth opportunities around the world.”

Braemar Capital’s newly appointed Chairman of International Advisors said: "Braemar Capital is a premier firm, with superb people and global reach. I look forward to working with senior management and teams across the firm to help serve clients in a rapidly changing and challenging global context."

Prior to his appointment at Braemar Capital, Mr. Sharpe was Head of Commodities and Infrastructure for Australian bank ANZ. During his tenure, he expanded financing for developing countries to more than $100 million during the food, fuel and financial crises. He led special initiatives for states coming out of conflict, infrastructure and conservation and the environment. He also achieved an increased role for the private sector through the ANZ’s International Finance Corporation which, under his leadership, recruited sovereign wealth and pension funds to invest in developing countries, especially in Africa.

Braemar Capital is an independent global wealth management company with a focus on the emerging and developing markets of the Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, with strong links to Asia’s developing markets and a hub for East-West commerce, Braemar Capital has been providing investment advice, products and services to the discerning private investor for close to 30 years.

Braemar Capital was established in 1984 by Desmond Alexander and James Liu in a small office in Braemar Hills, Hong Kong, as Braemar Hills Capital Partners, with the aim of offering clients access to the rapidly growing markets of the Asia-Pacific. Our founders placed great weight on tapping into sectors which have the potential to dominate markets in the near future, encouraged by a growth in consumer demand in the developing economies in the Asia-Pacific.

Over the past 30 years, the company has expanded to become one of the leading investment firms in the region, expanding to offices in Taipei in 1999. In 2005 following the retirement of co- founder James Liu, the company simplified our name to Braemar Capital to reflect the name we had become commonly known by in Hong Kong. In 2008 we opened our Shanghai Office, followed by our Seoul Office in 2010, providing research and access to markets across the Asia Pacific region.