Former Links chief Angel joins S&P management

Linklaters former managing partner Tony Angel has taken on the role of executive managing director of financial market intelligence provider Standard & Poor’s (S&P), it was announced today (10 June).

In addition Angel will head S&P’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business, reporting to its president Deven Sharma.

Sharma said Angel, who takes up his post in London on 30 June, is ideally suited to help S&P achieve its goals in the EMEA region.

“With more than 30 years of experience at Linklaters working on a wide variety of sophisticated transactions, and 10 years driving the firm’s global integration and expansion, he brings a unique combination of proven leadership skills, a keen international perspective and a strong understanding of the capital markets,” said Sharma.

Under Angel’s leadership Linklaters underwent a transformation into one of the world’s leading global law firms, with more than 5,500 people in 30 offices and 23 countries. In 2007, the magic circle firm pulled in a turnover of more than £1bn and profits of more than £490m.

Angel’s new role will see him spearhead S&P’s growth and development in EMEA, which includes credit research and ratings as well as fixed income risk management services, operating across 10 countries. He will also establish strategic alliances in emerging capital markets.