Matthew Duggan

Head of Syndications

Matthew Duggan


Matthew Duggan is based in Johannesburg and head of a unique cross product syndicate function with regional responsibility for Africa.

The integrated syndicate platform is responsible for the execution and risk management of Absa’s primary capital and loan markets’ businesses across the continent. In this role he chairs the firm’s Underwrite Committee

Matthew has over 20 years of investment banking experience commencing his career at JP Morgan in London followed by a move to Credit Suisse. He joined Absa in 2011 with an initial focus on establishing a Syndicate platform for the Africa region and ensuring greater connectivity with Barclays.

Matthew’s deal experience is broad and diverse having worked on a number of landmark fixed income, equity and equity linked transactions across the EMEA region ranging from the IPO of Telkom SA in 2003 through to the recent inaugural Barclays Africa Group Tier 2 USD issuance in 2018.

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk 24 2020