Anthony Walton has most recently served as Special Advisor for Standard Chartered Bank. He maintained the Bank’s relationships with its key corporate and financial clients and guided strategic direction for the Americas. He played a critical role in developing businesses between the Americas and Asia, in particular China, for the Bank and its clients
Mr. Walton has over 40 years of commercial and investment banking experience. He started with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York in 1966 where he assumed multiple worldwide assignments over his 16-year tenure. His final role at Chase was Senior Vice President and CEO of the Global Trade Finance Group, which he founded in more than 40 countries. From 1983 to 1993, Mr. Walton was Chief General Manager, Americas and Europe, of Westpac Banking Corporation and served on the main Board of Directors of Westpac in Sydney, Australia. Later, Mr. Walton served as CEO of a private investment bank owned by members of the Wal-Mart Walton family, and then as CEO of the Caspian Group, an emerging markets investment bank in 20 countries.
In early 2000, Mr. Walton co-founded an Internet bank, Effinity Financial Corp., and was also a partner at McFarland Dewey and Company. He currently acts as a Senior Advisor to the New Hope Group of Chengdu, China, and is an independent trustee of the Capital Management Equity Fund. In late 2012 he joined the board of Xinyuan Real Estate Co., based in Beijing China (NYSE:XIN). Mr. Walton serves on the board of New York City’s Financial Services Advisory Committee, the China Business Initiative Advisory Board of Columbia Business School, the American Australian Association, and the Episcopal Charities of New York City. He is an active Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Asia Society, and the Pilgrims. He is a member of the Links Club and the Ausable Club, where he serves as a trustee. Mr. Walton was born in London, England, received his BA from Haverford College and earned his MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He is married and resides in New York City.