Pen is a financial communications and media relations professional with over 20 years’ experience in asset management, investment banking and securities trading services. He has advised clients on a variety of litigation and reputational issues, including the IPO of Facebook and the bankruptcies of Enron and Orange County, CA. He is a co-founder of CLP & Partners.
On Wall Street, he headed up investment banking media relations in the Americas for Morgan Stanley and spent 10 years in senior communications roles at Credit Suisse. As a Senior Vice President at Abernathy MacGregor, the corporate/ financial services communications agency, he advised clients such as Blackstone Alternatives, Man Group, Hellman & Friedman, and Galleon.
From 1994 to 1997, he was Head of Media Relations at The Bond Market Association, serving as the Association’s spokesperson on a variety of fixed income regulatory and market practice issues, including price transparency, municipal regulations, and best practices for structured securities dealers. Earlier in his career, he handled media strategy for the derivatives industry trade group, International Swap Dealers Association (ISDA).
In 2011, Pen was named “most respected” on Wall Street by the media intelligence firm, Gorkana. He also serves on the editorial board of the economics blog, Fed Dashboard.