Philip Watkins

Head of ESG DCM

Philip Watkins


Philip is Head of ESG DCM for EMEA at SMBC Nikko having joined the firm in 2015 from Citi where he held a number of roles in debt and equity capital markets analysis.

As Head of ESG DCM, Philip’s role includes leading the ESG Bond franchise for EMEA with a focus on issuer framework/issuance support, investor preference and market trends analysis.

Philip has executed many bond transactions in the Green/ Sustainable/SLB and Transition bond markets in developed and Emerging Markets. He also sits on various ICMA working groups.

Philip holds a Master of Science (MSc) in International Development from the University of Bristol and Bachelor of Science in Economics, Politics from the University of London

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa 2023

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2019