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Our Convertible Securities Group provides underwriting and structuring expertise for corporate clients as well as exceptional sales & trading execution across the universe of healthcare convertibles for institutional clients.
Convertible Securities Team
Prasanth Burri Rao-Kathi
Senior Managing Director, Equity Linked Capital Markets
Prasanth “Burri” Rao-Kathi is a Senior Managing Director at SVB Leerink and leads the firm’s Convertibles business.
Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Mr. Rao-Kathi was the Head of Equity-Linked (Convertibles) Origination in the Capital Markets group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Rao-Kathi joined the ECM group at Merrill Lynch in 1999 and worked on a number of Merrill Lynch’s landmark convertible innovations over the last 15 years including: Contingent Conversion, Contingent Payment, Bond Hedges, HiPrs, Collateralization, Simultaneous Bond and Stock Repurchases, and Prepaid Forwards in conjunction with new issues. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Rao-Kathi worked in Fixed Income Swaps Marketing and Trading and Corporate Finance/ Mergers and Acquisitions at J.P. Morgan.
Mr. Rao-Kathi is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University with double majors in Finance and International Business and a minor in English. He received his M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.