Our Team

Florian Schmidt

Founder & CEO

Florian has been active in Asia’s debt capital markets since 1993, having worked for Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Bank of America, ING and SC Lowy.

He has transacted hundreds of financings across the product suite, investment-grade and high-yield, public and private, G3 and local currencies as well as special situations, including debt restructurings.

He used to advise the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on capital market access and development in the 1990s and has been acting as advisor to the Government of Mongolia since 2017. In that capacity he was involved in discussions with the IMF and helped to design and successfully execute all liability management transactions and new issues since 2017. Mongolia won the “Best Sovereign Borrower Award” by Finance Asia in 2017 and, again, in 2020.

During his debt capital markets career Florian also transacted numerous award-winning high-yield bonds for Asian debut issuers such as Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama and Indika Energy (both Indonesia), eAccess (Japan), Mongolian Mining Corp. as well as Vingroup (Vietnam).

Debt restructuring expertise encompassed opportunistic liability management exercises as well as distressed exchanges and solutions for regional issuers during and after the Asian and Global Financial Crises, some of which award-winning: an example was Mongolian Mining Corp’s restructuring of senior notes, loan facilities and promissory notes in 2017, the first of its kind from Mongolia. 

Florian holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Münster and is the author of several capital markets-related books, including the acclaimed “A Guide to Asian High Yield Bonds”, published in 2014.

Sangaamaa Enkhtuvshin

Sangaamaa is a banking and finance professional who has held various positions across multiple banking functions.

Prior to joining Frontier Strategies in 2020 she was the Deputy Representative of ING Bank in Mongolia. As such she was responsible for business development and transaction execution in the financial markets (e.g. debt capital markets, derivatives markets), and commercial banking (e.g. corporate banking, project finance and trade finance) divisions. Sangaamaa was also responsible for client relationship management and worked closely with government officials and senior management of the largest Mongolian banks and corporates.

Prior to joining ING Bank, Sangaamaa held various positions with Deloitte Mongolia as a Consultant, Clients and Markets Associate, and Audit Assistant. She started her career with GE Capital in Tokyo as a Financial Analyst.

Besides her assignment with Frontier Strategies she is a board member of Ard Life, the first private pension fund of Mongolia.

Sangaamaa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Temple University, Japan Campus.

Our Partner Firm

For certain transactions and situations we partner with BB Capital Partners, an independent boutique corporate finance advisory firm specialising in private credit capital raising and debt advisory for clients operating in the Asia-Pacific region.