Les Collett has joined HSH Nordbank in London as senior manager, syndications, working principally on leveraged, structured, secondary, stressed and distressed assets under Hans Tamm, head of syndications.

Collett spent many years at NatWest Group before spells with Sanwa Bank and Bankgesellschaft Berlin. He returns to the banking market following a short period with Sterling International Brokers, where he was head of structured finance.

Collett will be focusing on the UK and Europe generally, with leveraged and structured transactions and corporates as the primary focus.