Caroline Silver has carved a niche as the go-to person for any huge, transformative deals involving stock exchanges. Over her time in banking, she has advised on Intercontinental Exchange’s $8.2bn acquisition of NYSE Euronext in 2013 and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s $2.1bn takeover of the London Metal Exchange a year earlier. In August 2020, Silver joined ICE’s board of directors and serves as chair of the board of ICE Clear Europe.
With more than 30 years of experience in international investment banking, Silver most recently served as managing director and partner at Moelis & Company from 2009 until January 2020, leading the global financial institutions advisory group. She currently serves as an advisory partner at the firm.
Before joining Moelis, Silver was vice chair of EMEA Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that, she spent 14 years at Morgan Stanley, lastly as global vice chair of Investment Banking in addition to several senior positions including European head of financial institutions and head of restructuring. She started her banking career in London in 1987, working for British merchant bank Morgan Grenfell.
Since 2017, Silver has served as chair of the board of directors of healthcare company PZ Cussons, as well as on the board of directors of BUPA and Tesco. She additionally served as a trustee of The Victoria and Albert Museum after being appointed by the UK prime minister in 2014 and currently serves on the V&A Foundation.