US Bank Names Whang Head of Commercial Products Group

U.S. Bank named Jimmy Whang head of its commercial products group, effective June 30. In this role, Whang will lead fixed income and capital markets (capital markets and sponsor finance; credit fixed income; structured credit; derivatives; foreign exchange; municipal products; and ESG strategies) and working capital finance (asset-based finance; global trade and supply chain finance).

“Jimmy has an exceptional track record of anticipating needs and partnering with our clients – corporate and midsize, sponsors, government and not-for-profit – on finance solutions that help them succeed,” Stephen Philipson, head of global markets and specialized finance for U.S. Bank, said. “With Jimmy’s leadership and focus on delivering best-in-class products and expertise to our clients, we’ll continue to grow this important business, which now ranks among the top banks in bond and loan underwriting, as well as interest rate and currency hedging for corporations.”

Whang, who joined U.S. Bank in 2009 and helped it become one of the top originators of investment-grade bonds, most recently served as head of credit fixed income, municipal products, and structured credit. In this role, he oversaw the bank’s corporate and municipal bond origination, sales, and trading activities. Additionally, he was responsible for structured credit products, including asset backed securities, collateralized loan obligations, and subscription finance. Before joining U.S. Bank, Whang had senior roles at top financial institutions in both New York and Charlotte. Today, he is based in Charlotte, where U.S. Bank has a significant presence.

Whang replaces Stephen Philipson, who was recently promoted to a new role overseeing global markets and specialized finance (GMSF). In addition, Philipson was elevated to the U.S. Bank Managing Committee, its senior-most leadership group. GMSF includes the following businesses: Commercial Products, Global Corporate Trust and Custody, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance and U.S. Bancorp Asset Management.

GMSF is part of U.S. Bank’s Wealth, Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking (WCIB) organization. One of the core business lines at U.S. Bank, WCIB also includes commercial banking, commercial real estate, corporate banking, global fund services, and wealth management. The business line is led by U.S. Bank vice chair Gunjan Kedia.

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