U.S. Bank appoints Marcus Martin MD & Head of ESG Fixed Income & Capital Markets
By Pavithra R
U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the country has announced the appointment of Marcus Martin as managing director (MD) and head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for its Fixed Income & Capital Markets business.
Martin, in the new role, will be responsible for expanding the bank’s Sustainable Capital Markets activities, providing issuer and investor clients with a complete range of options to address their ESG needs, including Green Bonds. He will also support and bolster U.S. Bank’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within the Fixed Income Capital Markets business to help attract and retain a more diverse and talented workforce and better serve clients.
“We are very pleased to welcome Marcus to his new role as head of ESG. Helping issuers and investors better manage their ESG efforts with a greater array of sustainable finance solutions is important to clients and aligns with our values and ESG objectives. With his depth of market expertise, dynamic leadership skills and proven track record of developing value-added winning strategies for clients, Marcus will be a significant contributor to U.S. Bank,” said Stephen Philipson, Head of Fixed Income & Capital Markets.
Martin holds 2 decades on industry experience and an established record of success spanning both institutional and entrepreneurial settings, and having served as CEO and founder of Global Oak Capital Markets for the past 6 years. Prior to Global Oak, Martin held a number of senior leadership and management positions across trading and banking with Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch in London and Moscow. He began his career at UBS Investment Bank in New York. Martin graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Recently, U.S. Bank appointed Scott Ford, former JP Morgan Chase executive as president, Wealth Management Affluent.
Established in 1863, U.S. Bancorp with more than 70,000 employees and $554 bn in assets as of Dec 31, 2020, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, one among the largest commercial bank in the United States.