Raymond Lau, Managing Partner
Mr. Lau is a managing partner of Qilin World Capital.
Mr. Lau has over 20 years of capital markets experience. His career started as a Proprietary Trader and Analyst with UOB Singapore. After several years in this role, Mr. Lau moved on to become Executive Director of Merrill Lynch Singapore. Following his time with Merrill Lynch, Mr. Lau held senior positions in HSBC, Macquarie and Julius Baer. Mr. Lau is well versed in derivatives and structured products.
Mr. Lau holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. He speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Bahasa.
Morgan Jay Wilbur, Managing Partner
Mr. Wilbur is a managing partner of Qilin World Capital.
Mr. Wilbur is a seasoned veteran of the securities finance industry. As an early architect of stock-based loan products, he helped design and develop some of the first non recourse share financing products in North America, then later in Europe and Asia. Mr. Wilbur has structured over two billion dollars of securities-based loan and repurchase agreements.
Mr. Wilbur has a strong working knowledge of the Asian capital markets, having worked for more than fifteen years in financial services industry. He began his career as an consultant with the Korean Financial Supervisory Commission and as an analyst with Seoul Development Institute, an Asian think tank.
Mr. Wilbur holds a B.A. from Emory University, and holds a certificate of fluency in the Korean language from Sogang University.
Michael Rowe, Business Development
Mr. Rowe is a director of business development for Qilin World Capital.
Mr. Rowe brings over 26 years of banking, lending, underwriting, and loan origination in the capital markets. With over $500MM in structuring and loan origination in debt and equity transactions within the Asia markets and specializing in lending solutions for multiple asset classes.
Coming from a military family, Mr. Rowe spent his early years growing up both in the United States and Japan. He speaks fluent Japanese as well as being heavily influenced by the Japanese culture. Mr. Rowe attended San Diego State University where he studied Biochemistry, Engineering and Business with an emphasis on Finance.
Simon Foster, Chief Operating Officer Europe
Mr. Foster is managing operations at Qilin World Capital’s European unit.
Prior to joining Qilin, Mr. Foster has worked in large corporate and commercial banking, holding positions in Barclays and Anglo Irish Bank, amongst others, where he was responsible for deal origination, structuring lending, client relationships and risk management. Mr. Foster has a wide mix of experience from providing working capital to SMEs to structuring off balance sheet solutions for household names. Prior to this Mr. Foster was an auditor at Coopers and Lybrand and within the UK public sector.
Mr. Foster has a honours degree in English and Linguistics from University of Birmingham.