Aaron Fischer

    Company: MGM Resorts International

    Aaron Fischer is the senior vice president of corporate development of MGM Resorts International, appointed for the role in late 2016. According to a press statement from the company, Fischer will be tasked to “assist the company and its affiliates in the development and strategic planning of integrated resorts.”Fischer recently served as the Head of Consumer and Gaming research at CLSA, a boutique brokerage and investment group based in Hong Kong. During his 17 years as an equity analyst Fischer specialized in Macau, Japan, other emerging gaming markets and the global luxury goods industry.Fischer participated in most of the gaming related IPOs in Asia and was a highly ranked analyst according to various surveys, including a Wall Street Journal rating as the Number 1 Best Hong Kong Analyst in 2012.Before moving into research, Mr. Fischer was with Arthur Andersen in Melbourne as a Chartered Accountant. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne in 1994.Fisher will work from the MGM Resorts offices in Hong Kong.

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