SINGAPORE (Dec 5): Singapore Exchange is rejigging its listings team as it seeks to boost its international footprint and fend off competition from regional bourses, people with knowledge of the matter said.

SGX has appointed Mohamed Nasser Ismail as head of equity capital market, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. The move expands Nasser’s responsibilities to include main board initial public offerings, the people said.

Nasser was previously head of equity capital market for small- and medium-sized enterprises, helping bring listings to Singapore’s Catalist board, as well as head of capital market development. Catalist, set up in 2007 to attract growth companies, has almost 200 firms listed with a combined market value of $11.5 billion as of last year, according to SGX’s website.

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