Liberum has named Robert Waldschmidt (below) as Consumer Goods Analyst, bringing almost 15 years of experience covering food and home and personal care companies.
He joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he led coverage of household names such as Nestlé, Unilever, Danone, L’Oréal, Reckitt Benckiser and Beiersdorf. Prior to that, Robert worked for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in London and William Blair and Lazard in Chicago.
“I’m delighted to have the chance to expand Liberum’s coverage of these vital and dynamic industries,” he said.
“The world’s rapidly growing middle class, as seen predominantly in China and other emerging markets, is putting European Consumer companies at the front line of global and changing consumer habits. I believe we will see continued strong, secular growth in emerging market consumer demand for several decades to come, presenting many companies with unprecedented growth opportunities.”
Robert, who is married with two young children, graduated from the University of Illinois with a BSc (Hons) in Finance and also holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
Liberum is a pan-European investment bank founded in 2007 providing research, sales, trading and corporate advice to European and North American institutional investors and companies. It covers more than 300 stocks constituting 80% of the FTSE100 and 50% of FTSE250.
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