Kamran Kazim - Managing Director

StormHarbour Dubai
Tel: +971 4 401 9269

Kamran is a seasoned investment banker with twenty five years of transaction execution experience with bulge bracket investment banks in New York, London and Pakistan.
Following a stint with Citibank in Asia where he helped Citibank roll out its private banking business, Kamran joined Moodys in New York where he led the rating process on over $30 billion of RMBS deals and co-led the development of the ratings methodology for NY, NJ & Pennsylvania's first-ever securitization of real estate taxes. As research author and conference speaker he monitored trends in US real estate and conducted relative value investment analysis.
At Merrill, Kamran worked with large US and European banks and fund managers on asset-backed commercial paper and MTN issuance. Kamran was also involved with the development and launch of various structured investment vehicles and played a key role in executing transactions with an aggregate notional of approximately $60 billion.
In 2005 Kamran joined RBS Global Banking and Markets business in London as Head of Structured Products and played a lead role in executing structured credit deals including the privatization of Bulgaria's steel mills, capital raising for a NHS hospital and a future receivables deal for Thames Water and the Dominican Republic. He also executed an equity derivative financing for one of the GCC’s largest family offices enabling it to acquire a stake in a global bank and worked on transactions for Swiss Re and other insurance firms.
In Pakistan, Kamran completed landmark deals including the acquisition and sale of two banks and a $450 million restructuring of a conglomerate. He led or co-led multiple project finance and debt syndication deals raising over $1.0 billion emerging market debt. As a Director responsible for turning around distressed firms he hired management, implemented business plans, sold assets, right-sized manpower, reduced costs, improved cash flow and led initiatives to carve out underutilized assets and develop new businesses.