Jim Amine: First mover advantage
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Jim Amine: First mover advantage

As part of Euromoney's 50th anniversary coverage, we profile some of the biggest names that we interviewed for our April capital markets focus.

Jim Amine has been chief executive of investment banking and capital markets at Credit Suisse since 2015. He began his career at the firm in 1997 working in high-yield capital markets and has long experience in leveraged finance. 


 Jim Amine

He was co-head of global leveraged finance from 2005 to 2008 during the financial crisis and was instrumental in Credit Suisse being one of the few banks to cut its exposure early. Indeed, speaking to Euromoney in July 2007, he warned that: “There is the potential for a significant correction this year. The amount of liquidity could decrease materially.” 

Talking to Euromoney again for this issue, he recalls the thinking at the time. 

“We were concerned about leverage on some of these companies, the amount of forward underwriting commitments and the ability for the market to absorb all of this,” he says.

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