Sir Laurie Magnus
Deputy Chairman of Europe Investment Banking
Sir Laurie Magnus is Deputy Chairman of Europe Investment Banking.
Laurie was previously Chairman of Lexicon Partners and has over 35 years of experience in the corporate finance advisory business, latterly specializing in the financial institutions sector. Prior to joining Lexicon Partners in May 2001, Laurie was a Partner in the Phoenix Partnership, becoming a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette after it acquired Phoenix in 1997. He spent the first 18 years of his career at Samuel Montagu (HSBC Investment Bank). This included a posting in Singapore, where he was Area Manager responsible for Midland Bank’s operations in South East Asia, and his final responsibility was as Deputy Head of UK Corporate Finance. He is Chairman of J.P. Morgan Income & Capital Trust plc. He is a Non-Executive Director of Pantheon International Participations Plc, Forestry Investment Management Limited, The Cayenne Trust plc and Fidelity Japanese Values plc. In the not for profit sector, he is Deputy Chairman and a Trustee of The National Trust, Trustee of b-eat (The Eating Disorders Association), Deputy Chairman of The Windsor Leadership Trust and a Trustee of the Landmark Trust. Laurie was a member of the UK Listing Authority Advisory Committee from 2001 until May 2011 and is a graduate of Oxford University.