Standard Chartered transaction banking head retires after decorated securities services career 

GC Legend and securities services veteran calls it a day on her career after 40 years with some of the biggest players in the industry. 

By Jonathan Watkins

Transaction banking and securities services veteran Lisa Robins has retired after over 40 years spent with JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and, most recently, Standard Chartered. 

The role of global head, transaction banking at Standard Chartered will be taken on by Michael Spiegel, previously global head of trade. 

Robins began her career in Beijing in 1980 at a subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus before moving to JP Morgan in Parisand then to New York, Hong Kong and back to China during her 23 years with the US bank.  

In 2011, she joined Deutsche Bank where her roles included vice chair of corporate and  investment banking for Asia-Pacific, and regional head othe AsiaPacific region for the global transaction banking (GTB) business. 

Robins then moved to Standard Chartered in 2018 to take on the role of head of transaction banking. She was inducted into the Global Custodian Hall of Fame in 2014. 

“Transaction Banking is in our DNA, from navigating global trade winds for more than 100 years to collaborating with new technology companies in the payments space,” said Simon Cooper, CEO of corporate, commercial and institutional banking at Standard Chartered. 

Michael will take the baton from Lisa at a time when we’re transforming our business on behalf of our corporate and financial institution clients and to continue playing a leading role in enabling sustainable trade flows around the world.”  

Robins penned a note on LinkedIn announcing her retirement where she said her career has “had its highs and lows, thrills and disappointments – but most of all, it’s always been about great people, learning, adapting and changing, while holding my values firm.