News release

JLL strengthens European Derivatives Advisory team

JLL Welcomes Thajeevan Thankarajah as Principal in Derivatives Advisory.

June 10, 2024

Nicole Sansom

EMEA Communications Manager
+44 7543 305 152

LONDON, 10 June – JLL has appointed Thajeevan Thankarajah as Principal within its Derivatives Advisory team. With over eight years of industry experience, Thajeevan brings deep expertise in risk assessment and tailored financial strategies.

Prior to joining JLL, Thajeevan served as a Senior Associate at Vedanta Hedging, where he was responsible for defining and managing the interest rate and foreign exchange risks of clients. With his proficiency in modelling and financial analysis, he successfully developed and implemented trading strategies to efficiently hedge clients' underlying debt.

Thajeevan’s JLL appointment reinforces the firm’s dedication to providing comprehensive solutions and managing financial risk associated with interest rates and currencies. In his role as Principal, he will be responsible for spearheading interest rate hedging strategy, structuring, and executing customised risk management solutions on behalf of JLL's clients. His experience and proficiency in complex derivative products, including fixed income and credit derivatives, will further strengthen JLL's ability to develop innovative financial strategies that meet the specific needs of each client.

Seamlessly integrated within JLL's Debt & Structured Finance team in London, the Derivatives team provides a unique proposition that distinguishes it from competitors in the market. This structure has facilitated the successful closure of multiple derivatives trades, underscoring the practicality and efficacy of this approach.

Jim Moore, Global Head of Derivatives at JLL commented, “We are delighted to welcome Thajeevan Thankarajah to our Capital Markets Derivatives Advisory team. With our integrated approach, combining hedging professionals with capital raising teams, we have a unique advantage in addressing our clients risk concerns in ways that competitors cannot match. Thajeevan’s expertise and experience will strengthen our capability, and furthermore, expanding our team allows us to effectively address client demands in the volatile interest rate environment.”

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