Goldman Sachs' head of Japan securities division exits

Mark Agne leaves after 17 years


Mark Agne, head of Goldman Sachs' Japan securities division and co-head of Asia-Pacific equities trading, has left the firm where he worked for 17 years.

According to an internal memo seen by, he has decided to retire from the firm he joined as an associate in 1999. After starting on the Japan equity derivatives desk, he became head of Asia-Pacific derivatives trading in 2006, and was promoted to co-head of Asia-Pacific equities trading in 2010. He assumed his current role in 2014.

Mark Agne leaves GSMark Agne: leaving Goldman Sachs

Agne also serves as an Asia board member of Goldman Sachs Finance. He was named managing director in 2003 and partner in 2006.

The US bank has also promoted Ben Ferguson to co-head of Japan securities sales alongside Shinichi Yokote, according to another internal memo. Ferguson will retain his responsibilities as co-head of Asia-Pacific equities distribution. He joined the firm in 1998 and was named managing director in 2005 and partner in 2008.

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