Marlin & Associates Opens Hong Kong Office and Names Industry Veteran Robert Agnew to Lead Asian Team

Jul 3, 2011

Marlin & Associates Opens Hong Kong Office and Names Industry Veteran Robert Agnew to Lead Asian Team

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Today, we are proud to announce, M&A has opened a Hong Kong office to complement our offices in New York, NY; Washington, DC; and Toronto, Canada offices. The new Hong Kong office will be led by industry veteran, Robert (“Rob”) Agnew and will be located at 1311 Capitol Centre Tower II, 28 Jardine’s Crescent, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Our Founder and Managing Partner, Ken Marlin commented, “Rob comes to M&A with an impressive background. His experience helping firms exploit the considerable opportunities in the fastest growing markets in the world and advising them as they navigate the challenges of doing business in Asia will be invaluable to our clients. We are pleased that he has joined us and we are fortunate to have attracted him to our team. His appointment will greatly add to our ability to advise Western clients seeking to expand in Asia and Asian clients seeking to capitalize on worldwide opportunities.”

Robert Agnew has lived, worked and advised firms in Asia for more than 15 years. For the nine years immediately before joining M&A, Agnew founded and led Matrix Services Limited, a strategic advisory firm that advised Western and Asian companies looking to tap into the considerable opportunities in Asia.  Matrix Services’ clients included major global corporations such as Thomson Reuters, Interactive Data, the London and Australian Stock Exchanges, Haymarket and Dow Jones.  Earlier in his career, Agnew worked for Reuters Group Plc. in various finance and management roles in the US and in Asia where, among other things, Agnew led the finance function of Reuters for the Greater China region.

Agnew is a graduate of the University College Dublin. He also holds a Masters degree from University of South Australia and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School. Agnew is active in the business community in Asia and is Chairman of the Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong and Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum.

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