Roddy Watt

Director, Capital Markets
Roddy Watt

Roddy joined FWD in January 2016 to head up its Capital Markets team. With a 30 year City career spent predominantly within the financial and professional services sector, he has worked on strategic communications programmes as well as corporate transactions for clients such as Bird & Bird, Caledonia Investments, Chesnara, Citi, CQS,  Hannover Re, Isle of Man Treasury, Kiln, KPMG, Lloyd’s of London, National Australia Bank, Panmure Gordon, RSM Tenon, Validus Re and Weil Gotshal. He has also advised the Stock Exchanges of Germany, Singapore, Taiwan and Warsaw, the Swiss Government, a number of hedge funds, wealth managers and other Banks and (Re)Insurers from multinationals to private companies and SMEs.

His experience encompasses numerous M&A transactions both domestic and international, agreed and contested - including two which were at the time the largest mergers in history - and he has been at the heart of the C-suite throughout many public flotations (listings / IPOs), private fundraisings and the privatisations of former state-owned entities.

Before moving into corporate communications, Roddy spent five years as an Investment Manager with Kleinwort Benson. He holds degrees from the University of St Andrews (MA Hons.) and the City University, London (Dip. Law).

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